Symbolic Math Toolbox™ extends MATLAB by providing functions for solving and manipulating symbolic expressions. In R2007b, we introduced a notebook interface called the MuPAD Notebook App. It provides an interactive environment for performing symbolic calculations and creating a dynamic document.
The concepts that are covered are:
Ordinary Differential Equations
A set of hyperlinked maths notebooks which allow Y1 and Y2 engineering students to visualize and experiment with difficult maths concepts. The aim is to allow students to do lots of examples, in an interactive fashion, without focussing on the derivation. The notebooks encourage the students to visualize and reflect on the the answer, rather than the detail of the derivations. As such it can also be used in lectures.
To run the notebooks, simply unzip mathexplorer.zip in a folder, start Matlab and double click on the MathExplorer.mn file. This has all the other files linked in.
The green variables at the top are for students to alter and re-evaluate the notebook. A set of exercises are at the end of each file.