This page presents the problem set assignments, along with supporting MATLAB® datafiles and demonstration videos. Solutions to the problem sets are not available.

UNITS | PROBLEM SETS (NO SOLUTIONS) | SUPPORTING FILES | SUPPORTING VIDEOS |
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Unit I. (Numerical) Calculus; Elementary Programming Concepts | PSet 1 (PDF) | Datafile (MAT) |
Video of a 2.086 robot performing IR range finding and odometry. (Courtesy of James Penn. Used with permission.) |

Unit II. Monte Carlo Methods | PSet 2 (PDF - 2.7MB) | Datafiles (ZIP) (This file contains: 1 .m file and 1 .mat file.) | |

Unit III. Linear Algebra 1: Matrices and Least Squares; Regression | Pset 3 (PDF) | Datafile (MAT) |
The Macro-Me-Robot: Friction Test Video of a 2.086 robot attempting to push a load on two different surfaces. (Courtesy of James Penn. Used with permission.) |

Unit IV. Ordinary Differential Equations | Pset 4 (PDF) |
Datafiles (ZIP) (This file contains: 2 .m files and 2 .mat files.) Script for exact analytical solution of Questions 5 (ii) and 9 (ii) (M) |
Video of a 2.086 robot driving over a small bump at three different velocities. (Courtesy of James Penn. Used with permission.) |

Unit V. Linear Algebra 2: Linear Systems | No problem sets for this unit | ||

Unit VI. Linear Algebra 3: Eigenvalue Problems | No problem sets for this unit | ||

Unit VII. Nonlinear Problems | Pset 5 (PDF) |
Datafiles (ZIP) (This file contains: 2 .m files and 1 .mat file.) Template to help with plotting in Questions 5 and 6 (M) |
Video of a 2.086 robot arm tracking a specified trajectory. (Courtesy of James Penn. Used with permission.) |