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Course Summary
Matlab
A general ability to effectively use Matlab as a tool
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Array manipulation (creation, selection of elements…)
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Loops and If’s
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Plotting
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Functions (anonymous, m
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file, subfunctions)
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Dot operators
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Linspace, colon operator
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Etc.
Root Finding
An ability to convert problems to root finding form
An ability to solve such problems using function
fzero
An understanding of and an ability to hand execute
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Bisection Search
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Newton’s Method
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Secant Search
Optimization
An ability to solve minimization/maximization problems using function fminbnd
An understanding of the Golden Section algorithm and an ability to hand execute it
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Systems of Linear Equations
An ability to solve systems of linear equations using
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Matlab left division
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LU decomposition (function
lu
)
An understanding of and an ability to perform by hand
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Gaussian elimination (with pivoting), back substitution
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Gauss
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Jordan elimination
An general understanding of the cost of Gaussian elimination (
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