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Timothy Lin BEE 1510: Introduction to Computer Programming Course Journal Entry: HW05 The important aspect learned from homework exercise 05 was the use of Simulink to solve problems of dynamic or changing systems. One calculation was the calculation of the rate of change of the concentration of phosphorus, which was the differentiation of the difference between the mass of phosphorus per ml added per day and the product of the rate at which phosphorus was taken in to the cell and the rate of change in the population. Another calculation was the calculation of the rate of change in the population which was the differentiation of the product of the difference of growth rate and death rate and the starting population. A third calculation done by the Simulink model was the calculation of the concentration of the limiting nutrient which was the differentiation of the difference between the rate at which phosphorus is
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Unformatted text preview: taken into the cell and the product of intracellular concentration of phosphorus and the minimum phosphorus cell quota. These calculations resulted in the output of four different graphs, or “scopes,” of rate of change in population, concentration of phosphorus in the environment, the concentration of limiting nutrient and the change in temperature. I learned so much about Simulink and about all of the advantages and disadvantages of symbolic programming. Personally, seeing how complicated the Simulink maps were, I would have been very apprehensive about having to write a function or script file for the calculations that were done by Simulink. I also found that Simulink made it a lot easier to work on different parts of a problem and later, toward the end, piece those many parts together to complete the project....
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