This course teaches advanced MATLAB skills for scientific computing, focusing on topics such as numerical methods, optimization, and data visualization. Students will learn how to apply these skills to solve complex scientific problems. The course uses a combination of video lectures, hands-on programming assignments, and quizzes to help students master the material. This course is intended for individuals with prior experience in MATLAB and scientific computing who want to deepen their knowledge and skills in using MATLAB for advanced scientific applications.
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I took the first iteration of this course on Stanford Online (laguinta/edX platform, which is no longer available). It consisted of 6 units, with the first being a refresher. The instructor was a Stanford doctoral candidate, who was incredibly knowledgeable about the subject and explained the concept very clearly. The course was very fast-paced; I found it challenging despite having taken a MATLAB-based course in graduate school in-person. However, the materials covered were thorough -- you get a deep delve into advanced application of MATLAB cell arrays, for example. I also appreciated the course covering some advanced topics on debugging that are critical to robust programming. Overall, I highly recommend this course.
You must be fundamentally strong in Matlab to take this advanced course.
All modules are explained clearly.
Quiz is easy while the programming assignment is hard.