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Sandeep Nagar, Introduction to MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3189-0_2

2. Array Based Computing

Sandeep Nagar

(1)New York, USA

2.1 Introduction

Matrices have become an integrated part of numerical computation for dealing with large quantities of data. For a two-dimensional matrix , elements have unique row and column indices through which you can access them. Rows and columns can be attributed to different properties under study. For example, if you measure the temperature and pressure at four corners of the square, the x, y coordinates associated with the corner points can be assigned to row and column numbers. Now the experimental data can be simply represented as a matrix. In this way, ...

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