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Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, 5th Edition by Daniel Valentine, Brian Hahn

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Chapter 12

Dynamical Systems

The objective of this chapter is to discuss the importance of learning to use tools like MATLAB. MATLAB and companion toolboxes provide engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and students of these fields with an environment for technical computing applications. It is much more than a programming language like C, C++, or Fortran. Technical computing includes mathematical computation, analysis, visualization, and algorithm development. The MathWork website describes “The Power of Technical Computing with MATLAB” as follows:

ent Whatever the objective of your work—an algorithm, an analysis, a graph, a report, or a software ...

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