MATLAB: Software for Graphical Analysis of Mathematical Models
About this Course
Many real life problems in physical sciences, engineering and biological sciences, to mention a few, can be described using mathematical equations (Models) or empirical data. The analysis of these models and data are usually very difficult, if not impossible. For this reason numerical, graphical and data analysis are better carried out using computer programs and software. One of the computer software that is effective in numerical, graphical and data analysis of models and data is the Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB, for short) program..
MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming environment. Furthermore, MATLAB is a modern programming language environment: it has sophisticated data structures, contains in-built editing and debugging tools, and supports object-oriented programming. These factors make MATLAB an excellent tool for teaching and research. MATLAB has many advantages compared to conventional computer languages (e.g., C, FORTRAN) for solving technical problems. MATLAB is an interactive system whose basic data element is an array that does not require dimensioning. The software package has been commercially available since 1984 and is now considered as a standard tool at most universities and industries worldwide. Although, MATLAB is intended primarily for numerical computing, an optional toolbox uses the MuPADsymbolic engine, allowing access to symbolic computing abilities. An additional package, Simulink, adds graphical multi-domain simulation and model-based design for dynamic and embedded systems.
MATLAB has powerful in-built routines that enable a very wide variety of computations. It also has easy to use graphics commands that make the visualization of results immediately available. Specific applications are collected in packages referred to as toolbox. There are toolboxes for signal processing, symbolic computation, control theory, simulation, optimization, and several other fields of applied sciences and engineering.
At the end of this course, you will learn:
- The basic features of MATLAB and their usage.
- How to perform algebraic operations on functions and matrices in MATLAB platform.
- How to plot and analyze graphs in both 2D and 3D of data and functions.
- How to solve equations, veectors, matrix and array commands.
- Using MATLAB functions and creating your own functions
- MATLAB programming
Certificate of Proficiency
A Certificate of Proficiency is awarded to you at successful completion of courses designed to prepare you for a new career or enhance your skill set. This empowers you to be more productive and marketable in today's global market.
Course Prerequisites / Requirements
This course has no strict requirements. Anyone is qualified to take this course so long as the student is familiar with taking online courses on the platform. Once registered in this course, you will be required to complete activities such as assignments or quiz in order to proceed. The course has been structured in a way to promote ease of understanding. You must be dedicated in this course; you should spend at least an average of 2 hour per day on this course. A desktop or laptop computer with a copy of MATLAB 7.0 installed is required. This will enable you practice what you are being thought as the lesson goes on.