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Rutgers University School of Engineering Spring 2012 14:440:127 - Introduction to Computers for Engineers Sophocles J. Orfanidis ECE Department [email protected] week 1
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“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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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)
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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
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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
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Week 1 - Basics – variables, arrays, matrices, plotting (ch. 2 & 3) Week 2 - Basics – operators, functions, program flow (ch. 2 & 3)
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