Introduction to Symbolic Math with MATLAB

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1.

Introduction

Familiarize yourself with the course.


2.

Creating Symbolic Variables

Represent numbers symbolically instead of numerically and create symbolic variables.


3.

Mathematical Expressions with Symbolic Variables

Create and visualize mathematical expression, and substitute values for symbolic variables.


4.

Creating and Solving Symbolic Equations

Define and solve algebraic equations containing symbolic variables.


5.

Algebraic Manipulation and Simplification

Manipulate, evaluate, and simplify symbolic equations and expressions.


6.

Working with Assumptions

Set assumptions on symbolic variables to get real-world results.


7.

Working with Units of Measurement

Assign real-world units to symbolic variables and convert from one unit of measurement to another.


8.

Creating Symbolic Functions

Define mathematical functions containing symbolic variables.


9.

Visualizing Symbolic Functions and Equations

Visualize functions and equations in two and three dimensions.


10.

Review Project I

Bring together concepts you have learned with a project.


11.

Calculus with Symbolic Math

Perform common calculus tasks symbolically.

  • Finding Derivatives
  • Finding Integrals
  • Differentiating and Integrating Multivariable Functions
  • Approximating Functions Using Taylor Polynomials
  • Solving Ordinary Differential Equations

12.

Review Project II

Bring together concepts you have learned with a project.


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