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Programming in MATLAB ® by Ram N. Patel

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2

Matrix Operations and Applications

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • understand different data types in MATLAB®
  • create and manipulate arrays and matrices
  • use array and matrix operators
  • use matrices in problem solving

2.1 Introduction

The concept of arrays and matrices is important in solving problems of variegated nature. This concept is important in solving algebraic and differential equations, sorting, statistical operations, plotting, and various other applications. MATLAB is extremely efficient in representing and manipulating arrays and matrices, as the name MATLAB (Matrix Laboratory) suggests. In MATLAB, the same operators that are used in normal arithmetic can also be used with arrays and matrices. There is no need ...

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