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Matlab: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, 2nd Edition by Stormy Attaway

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Chapter 15

Advanced Mathematics

Contents

Key Terms

curve fitting

best fit

symbolic mathematics

polynomials

degree

order

discrete

continuous

data sampling

interpolation

extrapolation

least squares regression

complex number

real part

imaginary part

purely imaginary

complex conjugate

magnitude

complex plane

In this chapter, selected advanced mathematics and related built-in functions in the MATLAB® software are introduced. In many applications data are sampled, which results in discrete data points. Fitting a curve to the data is often desired. Curve fitting is finding the curve that best fits the data.

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