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Introduction to Matlab. Covers the basics from running Matlab to matrix manipulation and graphing. The document is for an older version, but the functions are all the same. Matlab hasn't changed in interface that much since vsn. 5 actually | ||||

A review and reference of the greek alphabet, mathematical symbols and operators which you will likely need for this course or in the future! | ||||

Review of mathematics relevant to this course (will continue to be updated throughout the quarter) | ||||

A short section from Hibbeler's mechanics of materials book. This covers dirac delta function and several integrals. | ||||

A set of lecture slides about calculating beam deflections by discontinuity | ||||

This is the short handout I put together about eigenvalues and eigenvectors, with the example's error corrected | ||||

CODE: Matlab/freemat plotting | ||||

CODE: Matlab colormaps | ||||

A review document from another class I taught, but it has many useful matlab commands listed | ||||

CODE: This demonstrates how to make functions in matlab and how to load data from an external .mat file | ||||

CODE: This demonstrates how to solve least squares problems in matlab, and the pdf describes the theory. Deliberately written out long-hand to make it hopefully easier to understand. | ||||

This is an interesting paper comparing matlab, freemat, scilab, and octave. | ||||

CODE: This demonstrates how to make one figure with multiple plots in it (subplots), as well as how to make loops in matlab or freemat | ||||

CODE: Artificial neural network demonstration. This demonstrates how to use the matlab neural network toolbox to train a single unit two input single output perceptron, the basic precursor for the artificial neural network | ||||

Lecture templates with basic lecture information, to be filled out | ||||

Some of the chapters summarized and with additional information from Julian Espanoza | ||||

The main text and optional references will be placed on course reserves for your use. We will post as much as possible here or on blackboard so it is as available as possible, but may not be able to post some materials due to copyright issues.

*Required readings:*

- Any additional weekly readings will be provided in pdf format on the handouts page. These will include book chapters and scientific papers which elaborate on (or demonstrate applications of) the concepts presented in class, section, and on assignments.

*Addtional optional references: *

- Statics reference: Beer, F., Johnson, E.R., and Mazurek, D., Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics, 10th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2012, ISBN 978-0077402280.
- Vector mathematics reference: Davis, H., and Snider, A., Introduction to Vector Analysis, 7th Edition, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1995, ISBN 0-697-16099-8
- Calculus reference: Stewart, J., Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 6th Edition, Cengage Learning 2007, ISBN 0538498676
- Quick reference (general, but take with a grain of salt): Wikipedia