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A Guide to MATLAB, Second Edition by Jonathan M. Rosenberg, Brian R. Hunt, Ronald L. Lipsman

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Practice Set C

Developing Your MATLAB Skills

Problems 5, 7, 14, and 15 are a bit more advanced than the others. Problems 8 and 9 require either simlp from Simulink or else the Optimization Toolbox. Problem 11(a) requires the Symbolic Math Toolbox; the others do not. Simulink is needed for Problems 12 and 13.

1.  Captain Picard is hiding in a square arena, 50 meters on a side, which is protected by a level-5 force field. Unfortunately, the Cardassians, who are firing on the arena, have a death ray that can penetrate the force field. The point of impact of the death ray is exposed to 10,000 illumatons of lethal radiation. It requires only 50 illumatons to dispatch the Captain; anything less has no effect. The number of illumatons that arrive at ...

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