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Cassidy Grimes

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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cassidy Grimes on Monday October 26, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MATH 526 at University of South Carolina - Columbia taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 32 views. For similar materials see /class/229542/math-526-university-of-south-carolina-columbia in Mathematics (M) at University of South Carolina - Columbia.




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Date Created: 10/26/15
Basics of Matlab Matlab is short for Matrix laboratory and that describes it pretty well I Entering Matrices and Accessing Their Elements There are several ways to enter a matrix in Matlab gtgt A l 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 W will make the matrix A 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 You could make the same matrix by rst making the row vector rowl l 2 3 and a similar row2 and row3 and then typing gtgt A rowl row2 row3 Or you could set columnl 1 4 7 with matching column2 and columnB and then gtgt A columnl column2 columnB Note Entries in a row are separated by spaces or commas and the rows are separated by semicolons B rowl row2 row3 would create B l 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A few special matrixmaking commands eye n creates the n x n identity matrix zeros n m creates the n x m zero matrix rand n m creates an n x m matrix with uniformly distributed random elements between 0 and 1 You can access individual elements in a matrix by using the subscript notation A i j A l 2 13 will set the rst row second column to be 13 Also you can extract a smaller matrix from a larger one If H is a 10 x 10 matrix then gtgt K Hl56lO will pull out the block from rows 1 through 5 and columns 6 through 10 inclusive making K a 5 x 5 matrix It works the other way around too If K has already been de ned to be 5 x 5 then gtgtHl56lO K will reset the upper righthand block of H to be all of K The notation A 2 is a vector of the elements in the second row of every column of A ie the second row of A The colon can also be used to make vectors that increase at regular intervals gtgtX 10 1O12 1 results in 1 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 II Matrix Operations and Functions Transpose and Multiplication Determinant Inverse Division The apostrophe transposes a matrix gtgt B A makes a matrix called B that is equal to A transpose The semicolon at end of a statement tells the computer not to output the answer to the screen Also gtgt A creates a matrix called ans and sets it equal to A transpose You can then set B ans ifyou need to use A transpose often gtgt D A B 7 C is selfexplanatoryjust be sure to remember that A B and C must all have the same dimensions However matrix scalar is also de ned with gtgt D A 3 being used to add three to every element in A Also you can overwrite A with the new A like gtgt A A 3 You can multiply two matrices provided their dimensions allow it with gtgt C A B Multiplication by a scalar is also de ned gtgt C piA det A returns the determinant of the matrix inv A returns the inverse of the matrix provided that it actually has one There are two division operations and To solve the matrix equation AX B use gtgt X AB In this case X is equal to inv A B however Matlab does not actually compute the inverse but uses a faster algorithm To solve the equal XA B use gtgt X BA Powers Eigenvalues This corresponds to X B inv A You can also use for matrixscalar division gtgt A A 4 divides each element of A by 4 If A is square and p is an integer greater that one you can raise A to the pth power with the A like this gtgt B AAp eig A returns a vector containing the eigenvalues of A which may be complexvalued Elementbyelement functions Several library functions operate on an elementbyelement basis For example B sin A returns a matrix the same size as A with B i j sin A i j Other functions like this include cos cosine tan tangent asin 7 arcsine acos 7 arccosine a t a n 7 arctangent s i nh 7 hyperbolic sine t anh 7 hyperbolic tangent a co 5 h 7 hyperbolic arccosine sqrt 7 square root exp 7 exponential base 6 l o g 7 natural logarithm logl 0 7 log base 10 co 5 h 7 hyperbolic cosine a s i nh 7 hyperbolic arcsine a t a nh 7 hyperbolic arctangent abs 7 absolute value Putting a period before A makes these operator act elementby element Witness iful 2 3 and v4 5 6 then uv 4 10 18 LLAV l 32 729 III2 D Graphics Use the plot function to create a 2D plot of a set of data If y is a vector then plot y will plot each element of y against its index on the xaxis If x and y are vectors of the same length then plot x y will create a plot x versus y These labeling functions may be helpful title your title adds atitle abovethe plot xlabel your label labels the xaxis ylabel your label labels the yaxis By default plot x y will connect the points with straight blue lines A third argument a character string enclosed in single quotes may be added to format the plot Use this table to make your preferred string by combining one color symbol with one line style symbol For example plot x y r will put red pluses at each point ofthe data and plot x y g will connect the points with a green dashdotdashdot line You can plot more that one set of data on the same coordinate axes If 2 is another vector of the same length as x and y plot x y x z will create aplot with a dotted line of x versus y and a dashed line of x versus 2 You can add an additional plot to an existing one by using the hold command The last plot can also be made with these commands gtgt plotxy gtgt hold on gtgt plotltzy39e gt gtgt hold off The commands l ogl og s emi l ogx and s emi l ogy workjust like pl ot For example 5 emi logy x y makes a plot ofx versus y using the logarithmic scale for the yaxis and the linear scale for the xaxis


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