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ENGR 121: Computation Lab 1 Course Description Introduces computation and programming through the use of a mathematical computation system, such as MATLAB. Programming techniques and algorithmic problem solving are introduced in the context of data analytics, basic calculus, modeling, simulation, and visualization. The course also illustrates the strengths and limitations of the scientific software in solving mathematical, engineering and scientific problems. WEEK 1 Lecture 1 Summary of Lecture: beginning to understand the vocabulary and functions in MATLAB and how we will use MATLAB and BlackBoard Learn to turn in assignments, take quizzes, etc. Goal of the course: learn to THINK like a programmer aka step by step problem solving. Problem solving techniques: ● Plan ● Restate the problem ● Divide the problem into steps or sub-problems to solve ● Reduce/Simplify the problem (ex. Global scale-->local scale) ● Look for similarities to other previously solved problems ○ Emotional attachment/familiarity with an idea or concept improves your memory and ability to recall information when needed ● Experiment ● PERSERVERE ○ Frustration is normal, embrace it and use it to drive yourself to success General Class info: ● Software provided by Drexel (see software.drexel.edu and the syllabus for activation key for FREE MATLAB download) ● Laptop computers needed for every lab ● Quizzes will be done in lab section