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Teaching with MATLAB and Simulink: Getting Your Students from 'Which Equation?' to 'Which Principle?'

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Jerry Brusher, MathWorks

In this webinar, we demonstrate how you can use MATLAB to shift your students’ focus from mathematical manipulation to problem formulation and visualization. We explore how Symbolic Math Toolbox, Simscape, and SimMechanics can help students to better understand concepts and apply them to problem-solving.  We show you how these computational tools can improve comprehension by enabling students to explore and visualize fundamental principles, and then systematically apply these to the analysis and design of complex systems.  

Examples are drawn primarily from the field of dynamic systems.

About the Presenter: Jerry  Brusher, a member of the Education Technical Marketing team at MathWorks, collaborates with the academic community to prepare the next generation of engineers and scientists. He has six years of teaching experience in the area of dynamic systems and controls,  complemented by nearly 20 years of engineering experience in the automotive and aerospace industries. Jerry holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and BS and MS degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, all in Mechanical Engineering. He has  been with MathWorks for two years.

Product Focus

  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Multibody

Recorded: 27 Mar 2012