# Matthew Sheen

### Cornell University

Mechanical Engineering PhD student at Cornell University. I work on Robots in Andy Ruina's lab.

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Sort a list of complex numbers based on far they are from the origin.

Given a list of complex numbers z, return a list zSorted such that the numbers that are farthest from the origin (0+0i) appear f...

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Return the 3n+1 sequence for n

A Collatz sequence is the sequence where, for a given number n, the next number in the sequence is either n/2 if the number is e...

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Circle area using pi

Given a circle's radius, compute the circle's area. Use the built-in mathematical constant pi.

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Fibonacci sequence

Calculate the nth Fibonacci number. Given n, return f where f = fib(n) and f(1) = 1, f(2) = 1, f(3) = 2, ... Examples: Inpu...

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Is this triangle right-angled?

Given three positive numbers a, b, c, where c is the largest number, return *true* if the triangle with sides a, b and c is righ...

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Remove the vowels

Remove all the vowels in the given phrase. Example: Input s1 = 'Jack and Jill went up the hill' Output s2 is 'Jck nd Jll wn...

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Distance walked 1D

Suppose you go from position 7 to 10 to 6 to 4. Then you have walked 9 units of distance, since 7 to 10 is 3 units, 10 to 6 is 4...

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The Goldbach Conjecture

The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbach's_conjecture Goldbach conjecture> asserts that every even integer greater than 2 can ...

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Pizza value using expression with parentheses

Pizza prices are typically listed by diameter, rather than the more relevant feature of area. Compute a pizza's value (cost per ...

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Fast 3D Collision Detection -- GJK algorithm

GJK collision detection algorithm for convex 3D objects.

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Acrobot swing-up control - Partial Feedback Linearization

Implementation of Mark Spong's swing-up controller for an underactuated double-pendulum.

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Reinforcement Learning Example - Pendulum Controller w/ Animation

Q-Learning how to swing and balancing a pendulum. Well-commented code with animation as it runs.

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Bouncing Rod Simulator -- ODE45 Event Detection Example

Simulate a rod bouncing and tumbling with animation.

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Impedance Control for a 2-Link Robot Arm - User-interactive

Click and drag to watch the arm respond. Includes well-commented derivation code.

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How a Helix = Sine & Cosine Waves and the Unit Circle -- 3D Animation

3D Animation of a helix with various projections and dynamic camera views.

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Determine whether a vector is monotonically increasing

Return true if the elements of the input vector increase monotonically (i.e. each element is larger than the previous). Return f...

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User-controlled 3D Airplane Animation -- Set of examples

3D animation examples which lead up to a user-controlled airplane "game".

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to MATLAB

Output logical "true" if the input is the answer to life, the universe and everything. Otherwise, output logical "false".

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Most nonzero elements in row

Given the matrix a, return the index r of the row with the most nonzero elements. Assume there will always be exactly one row th...

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Summing digits

Given n, find the sum of the digits that make up 2^n. Example: Input n = 7 Output b = 11 since 2^7 = 128, and 1 + ...

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Back and Forth Rows

Given a number n, create an n-by-n matrix in which the integers from 1 to n^2 wind back and forth along the rows as shown in the...

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Reverse the vector

Reverse the vector elements. Example: Input x = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9] Output y = [9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1]

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Who Has the Most Change?

You have a matrix for which each row is a person and the columns represent the number of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies t...

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Sum all integers from 1 to 2^n

Given the number x, y must be the summation of all integers from 1 to 2^x. For instance if x=2 then y must be 1+2+3+4=10.

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Weighted average

Given two lists of numbers, determine the weighted average. Example [1 2 3] and [10 15 20] should result in 33.333...

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Find the numeric mean of the prime numbers in a matrix.

There will always be at least one prime in the matrix. Example: Input in = [ 8 3 5 9 ] Output out is 4...

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Remove any row in which a NaN appears

Given the matrix A, return B in which all the rows that have one or more <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/nan.html NaN...

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Finding Perfect Squares

Given a vector of numbers, return true if one of the numbers is a square of one of the other numbers. Otherwise return false. E...

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Create times-tables

At one time or another, we all had to memorize boring times tables. 5 times 5 is 25. 5 times 6 is 30. 12 times 12 is way more th...

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