Week01 - Rutgers University School of Engineering Spring 2012 14:440:127 Introduction to Computers for Engineers Sophocles J Orfanidis ECE

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Unformatted text preview: Rutgers University School of Engineering Spring 2012 14:440:127 - Introduction to Computers for Engineers Sophocles J. Orfanidis ECE Department orfanidi@ece.rutgers.edu week 1 “The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers” Richard Hamming “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” Confucious This course is an introduction to MATLAB, a powerful programming language and development environment for engineers and scientists. Syllabus and other course materials can be found in: https://sakai.rutgers.edu MATLAB = Mat rix Lab oratory (Cleve Moler) MATLAB ® is a registered trademark of The Mathworks Inc., http://www.mathworks.com MATLAB & Simulink Student Version exam dates, lecture notes, homeworks, etc. • Easy and efficient programming in a high-level language, with an interactive interface for rapid development. • Vectorized computations for efficient programming, and automatic memory allocation. • Built-in support for state-of-the-art numerical computing methods. • Has variety of modern data structures and data types, including complex numbers. • High-quality graphics and visualization. Main Features of MATLAB • Symbolic math toolbox for algebraic and calculus operations, and solutions of differential equations. • Simulation capability with SIMULINK. • Portable program files across platforms. • Large number of add-on toolboxes for applications and simulations. • Huge database of user-contributed files & toolboxes, including a large number of available tutorials & demos. • Allows extensions based on other languages, such as C/C++, supports Java and object-oriented programming. • Parallel Computing (2) • Math, Statistics, and Optimization (8) • Control System Design and Analysis (6) • Signal Processing and Communications (7) • Image Processing and Computer Vision (4) • Test and Measurement, Data Acquisition (5) • Computational Finance, Datafeeds (5) • Computational Biology (2) • Code Generation and Application Deployment (7) • Database Connectivity (2) MATLAB Toolbox Application Areas (48 toolboxes) • Fixed-Point and Event-Based Modeling • Physical Modeling (mechanics, driveline, hydraulics, RF, electronics, power systems, biology) • Control Systems (design, optimization, aerospace) • Signal & Image Processing and Computer Vision • Communication Systems (digital, analog, wireless) • Code Generation (for embedded systems, DSP chips and FPGAs) • more SIMULINK Applications • Getting Started with MATLAB (HTML) • Getting Started with MATLAB (PDF) • MATLAB Examples • MATLAB Online Tutorials and Videos • MATLAB Interactive Tutorials • MATLAB Toolbox Reference Manuals • MATLAB Interactive CD • Newsletters • MATLAB User Community • Other MATLAB Online Resources • comp.soft-sys.matlab newsgroup • Octave – a free look-alike version of MATLAB • NIST – Digital Library of Mathematical Functions • NIST – Physical Constants Web Resources Week...
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Week01 - Rutgers University School of Engineering Spring 2012 14:440:127 Introduction to Computers for Engineers Sophocles J Orfanidis ECE

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