The objective of this chapter is to discuss the importance of learning to use tools like MATLAB. MATLAB and companion toolboxes provide engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and students of these fields with an environment for technical computing applications. It is much more than a programming language like C, C++ or Fortran. Technical computing includes mathematical computation, analysis, visualization, and algorithm development.
In order to examine MATLAB capabilities in this area, we are going to focus on two examples.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
Educator.com recommends MATLAB and Simulink to use with our MATLAB course. MATLAB - Solve numerical problems quickly, so you can focus on coursework and projects rather than programming. Simulink - Model, simulate, and analyze dynamic systems. Target hardware support - Run Simulink models on Arduino, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, Raspberry Pi, and other hardware. 10 add-on products for math, statistics, and optimization; controls; signal and image processing; and test and measurement. The package includes a software activation key with instructions to download and install Student Version from www.mathworks.com