Introduction to Programming and Professional Practice
COMP 131

Fall 2014
Preface
Numerical Computing with MATLAB is a textbook for an introductory course
in numerical methods, Matlab, and technical computing. The emphasis is on informed use of mathematical software. We want you learn enough about the mathematical functions in
Introduction to Programming and Professional Practice
COMP 131

Fall 2014
Chapter 7
Ordinary Dierential
Equations
Matlab has several dierent functions for the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. This chapter describes the simplest of these functions and then
compares all of the functions for eciency, accuracy
Introduction to Programming and Professional Practice
COMP 131

Fall 2014
Chapter 9
Random Numbers
This chapter describes algorithms for the generation of pseudorandom numbers with
both uniform and normal distributions.
9.1
Pseudorandom Numbers
Here is an interesting number:
0.814723686393179
This is the rst number produced by