# MATLAB Tutorials Session I Introduction to MATLAB Rajeev Madazhy Dept of Mechanical Engineering LSU.

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MATLAB Tutorials Session I Introduction to MATLAB Rajeev Madazhy Email:rmadaz1@lsu.edurmadaz1@lsu.edu Dept of Mechanical Engineering LSU

Tutorial Outline Session 1: Introduction to MATLAB Session 2: Programming in MATLAB Session 3: Plotting in MATLAB Session 4: Mathematical Applications using MATLAB Session 5: Mathematical Applications using MATLAB (cont.) Session 6: Engineering Applications using MATLAB Session 7: Open for specific problems Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Session Outline  Overview of MATLAB  Using the built-in functions  Constants and Variables  Basic Arithmetic Operations  Matrices and Computation  Solving simple equations Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

What is MATLAB? MATLAB is basically a computing tool for engineers and mathematicians. Features include:  Interactive programming environment  Graphing facilities  Built-in functions  Toolboxes designed for specialized field of applications Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Background info about MATLAB  MATLAB is an acronym for Matrix Laboratory  Cleve Moler was the original creator of MATLAB  MATLAB is now a product of Math Works Inc. co- founded by Cleve Moler and Jack Little.  First version of it appeared as early as 1981  Initially written for matrix computations, it contained only 3000 lines of source code written in FORTRAN Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

What can MATLAB do for you?  Produce effective solutions  Compact the time invested in analysis and development  Reduce project costs  Quickly test and compare multiple alternatives  Modeling and simulation  ……………………………………………….ad infinitum Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Getting Started……. Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge of linear algebra  Some computer experience (helpful but not necessary)  Curiosity!!!!! Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Basic Arithmetic Operations Addition:a+b Subtraction:a- b Multiplication:a*b Division:a/b Power:a^b Note the symbols being used for the operators. Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

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Naming Constants and Variables  The value of  is stored in MATLAB as pi  The contents of the variable ans change with every answer  Variable names can contain upto 31 characters  Every variable must start off with a letter  When you write the semicolon ‘;’ at the end of the statement the computer will not display the result after you press the return key.  MATLAB is case sensitive. A & a are identified different Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

In MATLAB…. Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Built-in math functions abs(x) absolute value of x Sin(x) sine of x (where x is in radians) asin(x) arcsine of x exp(x) exponential of x log(x) natural logarithm of x log10(x) base 10 logarithm of x sqrt(x) square root of x imag(x) imaginary part of complex number x real(x) real part of the complex number x Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

In MATLAB….. To get more information about other functions type at command prompt: >>help elfun Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Vectors and matrices  An ordered collection of numbers separated by commas or spaces can be defined in MATLAB as an array or vector  Example: A=[1 2 3 4 5] is an array of 1 row and 5 columns  A matrix is defined as an array of n  n elements  The elements of an array are identified by their index  The number of elements of an array can be retrieved using the length function  The addition and subtraction are defined only for arrays of the same length Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

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Vectors and matrices (cont..)  Array of equally spaced elements can be entered by stating the first element, the increment and the last element  When the increment is 1 it can be omitted Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Vectors and matrices (cont..)  Array multiplication in MATLAB is indicated by “.*”  For example : A.*B is the product of two arrays  Array division in MATLAB is indicated by “./”  For example : A./B is the quotient of two arrays  We can also raise the elements of the array to the same power by using the operator “.^”  Many built-in functions can be applied to the array by simply using the array name as the argument Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

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Simple plots using arrays Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Plot result….. Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU

Row Vectors and Column Vectors  One dimensional arrays can be considered as row vectors  Column vectors are generated by entering an array of numbers separated by semicolons “;”  Row vectors and column vectors can be converted into each other by transposition operation “ ‘ “

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU Defining a matrix  Matrices are defined as two dimensional arrays  Different rows are separated by semi colons or type each row separately and press enter  Any element of a matrix is identified by two indices: the first indicates the row and the second indicates the column

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU Cont…  The number of rows and columns in a matrix is retrieved by size function  We can create a new matrix by putting two matrices besides each other

Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU Cont…  We can also extract a sub matrix out of a matrix

Cont… Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU  We can generate a matrix with the same number of rows and columns as A, with all the elements equal to one, using the command ones  Similarly using the command zeroes we can get all the elements of the matrix as zeroes

Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU Polynomials….  Polynomial is expressed in MATLAB as an array of coefficients, A=[1 2 -4]  The equation is solved by using the function roots(A)  The coefficients of the polynomial can be retrieved from its roots through the function poly()  The value of a polynomial at point x is obtained by function polyval(A,x) where A is the array, the coefficients of the polynomial are stored

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU Complex Numbers

Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU Solving systems of Equations… x 1 + 2x 2 + x 3 = 4 2x 1 + 3x 2 - x 3 = 9 4x 1 - x 2 +2x 3 = 0

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU Looking ahead…. There are several books written on MATLAB where a good Description about the functions is given.  Introduction to MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists Delores M. Etter & David C. Kentucky  A guide to MATLAB: for Beginners and experienced users Brian R. Hunt, Ronald L. Lipsman & JM Rosenberg

Department of Mechanical Engineering, LSU Next Session…. Programming in MATLAB :  How to use M Files  Programming functions  Control Structures  Displaying output in different formats

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