Course Description

An introduction to computer programming that provides the tools necessary for students to use computers effectively in scientific work, including work in the natural and physical sciences, biological sciences, medicine, mathematics, psychology, and economics. Students learn to write software to solve problems, visualize and analyze data, perform computer simulations, and implement and test computational models that arise in a wide range of scientific disciplines. The course introduces MATLAB, a powerful and widely used technical computing environment with advanced graphics, visualization and analysis tools, and a rich high-level programming language.

Course Preliminaries

CS File Server      

Request a CS112 Account      

Submit Course Questionnaire      


Please submit the account request form as soon as possible — ideally, we'd like to create the student accounts before the first lab on Thursday. (Note that if you are not on the campus network, you will need a separate login name and password to access the account request form, please e-mail an instructor for this information.)

You will need to be logged in to your Wellesley gmail account in order to access the course questionnaire.

Ellen will also share a Google doc with the class, to sign up for individual meetings during the first couple weeks of the semester.