HYD-298: Matlab to solve problems in environmental sciences
Modeling and simulation of environmental processes are fundamental analytical steps towards the development of an understanding of environmental systems. Models, numerical methods and analytical software such as Matlab are important tools to gain this knowledge. This graduate level course focuses on teaching 'basics' of programming using the computation and simulation software Matlab. The course will consist of eight modules introducing fundamental programming concepts such as data import, loops and logical statements, data analysis, function files, general plotting, equation solving and interpolation and their realization in Matlab. The achieved programming skills will be taken into practice in a small, self-chosen student project at the end of the course in order to apply and test the students’ programming skills on “real” problem sets.
Prof. Helen Dahlke, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
There is no required textbook. For those interested, the following is recommended literature for this course:
Introduction to Programming And Numerical Methods In Matlab. Otto, S. and James D.P. (2005). Springer-Verlag London Ltd.
For each module a course reader will be available on the smartsite.ucdavis.edu course webpage.