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MATLAB Numerical Calculations by César Pérez López

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction to MATLAB

1.1 Numerical Calculations with MATLAB

You can use MATLAB as a powerful numerical calculator. While most calculators handle numbers only to a preset degree of accuracy, MATLAB works to whichever precision is necessary for any given calculation. In addition, unlike calculators, we can perform operations not only with individual numbers, but also with objects such as matrices.

Most classical numerical analysis topics are treated by MATLAB. It supports matrix algebra, statistics, interpolation, fit by least squares, numerical integration, minimization of functions, linear programming, numerical solutions of algebraic ...

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