UT Arlington MAE 3183 - A Hands on Introduction (14 pages)

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University of Texas at Arlington
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Mae 3183 - Measurements Laboratory Ii

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Scilab A Hands on Introduction by Satish Annigeri Ph D Professor of Civil Engineering B V Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering Technology Hubli satish bvb edu September 2006 Table of Contents Preface ii Introduction 1 Tutorial 1 Scilab Environment 2 Tutorial 2 The Workspace and Working Directory 3 Tutorial 3 Matrix Operations 4 Tutorial 4 Sub matrices 5 Tutorial 5 Statistics 6 Tutorial 6 Plotting Graphs 7 Tutorial 7 Scilab Programming Language 8 Tutorial 8 Functions in Scilab 9 Tutorial 9 Miscellaneous Commands 11 Scilab Tutorial i Preface Scilab is a software for numerical mathematics and scientific visualization It is capable of interactive calculations as well as automation of computations through programming It provides all basic operations on matrices through built in functions so that the trouble of developing and testing code for basic operations are completely avoided Its ability to plot 2D and 3D graphs helps in visualizing the data we work with All these make Scilab an excellent tool for teaching especially those subjects that involve matrix operations Further the numerous toolboxes that are available for various specialized applications make it an important tool for research Being compatible with Matlab all available Matlab M files can be directly used in Scilab Scicos a hybrid dynamic systems modeler and simulator for Scilab simplifies simulations The greatest features of Scilab are that it is multi platform and is free It is available for many operating systems including Windows Linux and MacOS X More information about the features of Scilab are given in the Introduction Scilab can help a student understand all intermediate steps in solving even complicated problems as easily as using a calculator In fact it is a calculator that is capable of matrix algebra computations Once the student is sure of having mastered the steps they can be converted into functions and whole problems can be solved by simply calling a few functions Scilab is an invaluable tool



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