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Unformatted text preview: for loops while loops Branching with if Branching with switch Control Flow Dhavide Aruliah UOIT MATH 2070U c D. Aruliah (UOIT) Control Flow MATH 2070U 1 / 24 for loops while loops Branching with if Branching with switch Control Flow 1 Iteration with for loops 2 Iteration with while loops 3 Branching with if statements 4 Branching with switch statements c D. Aruliah (UOIT) Control Flow MATH 2070U 2 / 24 for loops while loops Branching with if Branching with switch Control flow Control flow refers to changing the order in which statements (or blocks of statements) in a program will be executed Straightline program : executes statements strictly in sequence Iteration : executing a block of statements repeatedly Branching : choosing between alternative statements to execute Iteration and branching in Matlab I for , while statements for iteration I if , switch statements for branching Control flow determined by logical expressions (tests) ⇒ need to understand relational & logical operators well c D. Aruliah (UOIT) Control Flow MATH 2070U 3 / 24 for loops while loops Branching with if Branching with switch for loops Basic syntax of for loops for n = array commands end n is loop index variable commands execute with n taking each value in array in sequence At end , return to top, increments n and repeats commands If array empty (i.e., array== ), commands do not execute at all Customary to use indentation to emphasise commands Number of iterations fixed by array c D. Aruliah (UOIT) Control Flow MATH 2070U 5 / 24 for loops while loops Branching with if Branching with switch Using for loops Example ( for example.m ) x = zeros(1,5) ; for n = 1:5 x(n) = cos(n*pi/5) ; disp(n) , disp(x) , pause end What Happens Initialise array x to all zeros n is assigned the value 1 n is 1 : x(1) is assigned the value cos ( 1 · π /5 ) n is 1 : n and x are displayed n is 1 : end of loop, return to top n is assigned the value 2 n is 2 : x(2) is assigned the value cos ( 2 · π /5 ) n is 2 : n and x are displayed n is 2 : end of loop, return to top n is assigned the value 3 n is 3 : x(3) is assigned the value cos ( 3 · π /5 ) n is 3 : n and x are displayed n is 3 : end of loop, return to top...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2010 for the course MATH 2070 taught by Professor Aruliahdhavidhe during the Spring '10 term at UOIT.
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