Join Patrick Royal for an in-depth discussion in this video Symbolic Math Toolbox, part of Learning MATLAB.
Much of the computation in MATLAB revolves around single specific cases. …Certain numerical inputs are provided to a function and it responds with a …numerical output. The Symbolic Math Toolbox expands this to …include more abstract and general computations. …Rather than calculating a single solution to an equation, the symbolic math toolbox …allows you to input an equation and have MATLAB solve it analytically to provide …the general solution. Aside from providing more theoretically …useful results, this also eliminates rounding errors and other side effects of …finite computational power. To designate a variable as symbolic use …the sym function. For instance if you type in x equals one …third normally MATLAB will set x to be the appromixate decimal represenation of …one third which is 0.333 and so on. On the other hand if you type in x equals …sym of one third then MATLAB sets x equal to precisely the fraction 1 over 3.…
It takes substantially longer to compute operations on symbolic variables. …
- Installing MATLAB
- Working with MATLAB variables
- Working with matrix and scalar operations
- Creating functions
- Understanding performance considerations
- Building basic plots
- Creating responsive programs
- Editing variables manually
- Working with the Statistics Toolbox
Skill Level Intermediate
1. General Concepts
2. Core MATLAB Syntax
3. Programming in MATLAB
4. Data Representations
5. External Toolboxes
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