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Preface

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    MATLAB is a widely used analysis tool by scientists and engineers. MATLAB has built-in graphing capabilities and many analysis functions, including matrix multiplication and matrix inverse. It can be run interactively, which greatly helps checking & debugging. This text emphasizes practical applications in engineering, physics, mathematics and biology.

    OCTAVE is a free program that runs almost all MATLAB code in this course.

    There are a few differences between OCTAVE and MATLAB in implementation. These differences are described where needed.

    Watch these MATLAB overview videos:

    https://www.mathworks.com/videos/matlab-overview-61923.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxR8iMHDWw

    This video shows how Penn State students use MATLAB in internships:

    https://www.mathworks.com/videos/penn-state-students-transition-to-industry-78737.html

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