|Lecture||Tu & Th 3:30 - 4:45, BPS 1234|
|Lab||M 3:00 - 5:00, CSS 1410.|
|Description & Prerequisites||http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~jzsimon/biol708L/description|
|Required Text||Edward Batschelet, Introduction to Mathematics for Life Scientists, Springer-Verlag, 1979, ISBN 978-3-540-09648-1.|
|Recommended||Stormy Attaway Matlab: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, Elsevier, 2011, ISBN 9780123850812.|
|Testudo Info||BIOL 708L/NACS 728B|
|Jonathan Z. Simon, Professor|
|Wed||10:00 - 12:00 (Tentative)||BPS 3227|
Introduction & Mathematical Review Basic Matlab Smoothing & Detrending: Data Filtering Frequency & Fourier Transforms Improving Signal to Noise Ratio Choosing and Designing Filters Spectrograms & Time-Frequency Analysis Computational Statistics: Bootstrap, Permutation Tests Power Spectral Density Principal Component Analysis (PCA) Statistics for Circular or Periodic Data (if time allows) Hands-on Data Analysis (BYOD)
There are many computers around campus with Matlab installed. The campus OIT web system can tell you which open labs have Matlab here. (For the purposes of this course, it should not matter which version of Matlab is installed.) In the past, some of the better equipped labs have been Parking Garage II Rm 0504 (lab 37), Computer and Space Sciences Building Rm 3330 (lab 32), Computer and Space Sciences Building Rm 3332 (lab 33), Martin Hall (Engineering) Rm 0309 (lab 23), and 0312 (lab 25) .
Ideally, you should convince your research advisor to install Matlab on at least one computer in your lab. :)
Additionally, if you want to buy the (fully functional) student version of Matlab, it is $99 at most academic bookstores (though for some reason it's sometimes more at the campus bookstore). This price includes several of the most useful toolboxes, including the Signal Processing toolbox. This price is extremely inexpensive compared to the full-priced version.
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