MATLAB Training Seminar - 10/4/11

Mathworks, the company who develops MATLAB, will be conducting training seminars are Columbia on October 4th, 2011.

Register for these seminars at:

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 1: Data Acquisition, Analysis and Visualization in MATLAB

During this technical presentation, we will introduce specific examples to demonstrate how to acquire, analyze and visualize data through mathematical, statistical and engineering functions that support common engineering operations. We will provide an overview of the MATLAB technical computing environment, including desktop tools for editing and debugging code, publishing your work, programming and 3-D visualization, and creating graphical user interfaces (GUI). We will also incorporate a number of new features from the latest version of MATLAB.

Highlights include:

•  Importing data and images into MATLAB

•  Performing statistical analysis and curve fitting

•  Automating analysis via automatic MATLAB code generation

•  Developing algorithms and applications

•  Building GUIs and generating reports


1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 2: Designing and Modeling a Multi-Domain Physical System in MATLAB and Simulink

How a Differential Equation Becomes a Robot: Expanding the power of MATLAB using Simulink and Symbolic Math Toolbox

Starting with underlying mathematical and physical principles, we will discuss the iterative process of analysis, design and optimization involved in the development and implementation of a real-world practical application. We will examine how a simple second order differential equation can evolve into a complex dynamic model of a multi-degree of freedom robotic manipulator that includes the controls, electronics and three-dimensional mechanics of the complete system.

Highlights of the presentation include:

•  Using the MuPad interface in the Symbolic Math Toolbox to create equations of motion
•  Modeling complex electro-mechanical systems using Simulink and the physical modeling libraries

•  Using MATLAB scripts to control and automate the simulation of dynamic models in Simulink

•  Importing three-dimensional mechanisms directly from CAD packages using the SimMechanics translator  

•  Using the Control System Toolbox and the Optimization Toolbox directly on your Simulink model

•  Creating virtual reality visualizations and interfacing with external devices using Simulink 3D Animation

•  Prototyping and testing your real-time system directly in hardware with xPC  

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