Course details

Mathematical Software

0MS FSI 0MS Acad. year 2021/2022 Summer semester 3 credits

Current academic year

Students learn to work with MATLAB. The algoritmization, based on the use of specific resources provided by MATLAB, is gradually discussed. The teaching takes the form of demonstrations and experimenting on the computer. Students will verify the level of reached knowledge by the processing of two semestral projects.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 26 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students learn to use the MATLAB environment. They verify the acquired knowledge by the processing of two semestral projects.

Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to teach programming in MATLAB and to create user-friendly applications with an efficient use of the built-in tools. This is done by gradually acquiring practical MATLAB, which leads to the processing of the assigned unassisted projects.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basics of programming, fundamentals of linear algebra.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

1. The concept of the Matlab working environment
2. Workspace direct use vs. m-script vs. m-functions, project task I
3. Matrices vs. cellular arrays, the matrix algebra
4. Indexing by search, sorting and set operations
5. Block matrices and operations
6. More on the graphs drawing
7. More on the file operations
8. More on the control structures, protected blocks, project task II
9. The concept of the control events, the graphical user interface
10. More on the symbolic computations
11. The concept of the object-oriented programming, the class implementation
12 M-path, file- project organization
13. Final comments and summary

Progress assessment

The processing of two semestral projects is the condition for credit granting.

Teaching methods and criteria

The course is taught as a seminary which is focused on practical learning material.

Controlled instruction

Active participation in the seminars.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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