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APPLICATION

APPLICATION
Linear Algebra
Solving A Linear System
Gaussian Elimination
Finding Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Matrix Factorization
Curve Fitting and Interpolation
Polynomial Curve Fitting on the Fly
Curve Fitting with polynomial Functions
Least Squares Curve Fitting
General Nonlinear Fits
Interpolation
Data Analysis and Interpolation
Numerical Integration
Ordinary Differential Equations
First Order ODE
Second Order Nonlinear ODE
ODE23 vs ODE45
Specifying Tolerances
The ODE Suite
Event Location

APPLICATION
Nonlinear Algebraic Equation
Roots of Polynomials
Vibration Analysis
Time Domain
Frequency Domain
Introduction to FFT

LINEAR ALGEBRA
Solving A Linear System

5x = 3y - 2z + 10
8y + 4z = 3x + 20
2x + 4y - 9z = 9

Rearrange equations
5x - 3y + 2z = 10
-3x + 8y + 4z = 20
2x + 4y - 9z = 9
Write the equations in matrix form:
[A]{x} = {b}

LINEAR ALGEBRA
Solving A Linear System
Solve the matrix equation in MATLAB

LINEAR ALGEBRA
Gaussian Elimination

In introductory linear algebra courses, we learn to solve a system of linear algebraic equations by Gaussian
elimination.

This technique requires forming a rectangular matrix that contains both the coefficient matrix A and the known
vector b in an augmented matrix.
Gauss-Jordan reduction procedure is then used to transform the augmented matrix to the so-called row reduced
echelon form
MATLAB has a built in function, rref, that does precisely this reduction, i .e . , transforms the matrix to its row reduced echelon
form.

LINEAR ALGEBRA
Gaussian Elimination

The last column of Cr is the solution x .

LINEAR ALGEBRA
Finding Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
An eigenvector or characteristic vector of a square matrix A is a non-zero vector v that, when multiplied with A, yields a scalar
multiple of itself; the scalar multiplier is often denoted by lambda.
=

LINEAR ALGEBRA
Finding Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

LINEAR ALGEBRA
Matrix Factorization
LU Factorization
[L U] = lu(A)
QR Factorization
[Q R] = lu(A)
Cholesky Factorization
R= chol(A)

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Polynomial Curve Fitting
Curve fitting is a technique of finding an algebraic relationship that best fits a given set of data.
Unfortunately, there is no magical function (in MATLAB or otherwise) that can give you this relationship if you simply supply
the data You have to have an idea of what kind of relationship might exist between the input data and the output data.
However, if you do not have a firm idea but you have data that you trust , MATLAB can help you explore the best possible
Fit
MATLAB includes Basic Fitting in its figure window's Tools menu that lets you fit a polynomial curve (up to the tenth order) to
It also gives you options of displaying the residual at the data points and computing the norm of the residuals
This can help in comparing different fits and then selecting the one that makes you happy

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Straight-line (linear) fit
Let us say that we have the following data for x and y and we want to get the best linear (straight-line) fit through this data.

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Straight-line (linear) fit

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Comparing different fits
Lets try two different fits, quadratic and cubic

Use Basic Fitting to do a quadratic and a cubic fit

Go to your figure window, click on Tools, and select Basic Fitting from the pull-down menu. In the Basic Fitting window, check
quadratic and cubic boxes. In addition, check the boxes for Show equations, Plot residuals , and Show norm of residuals

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Curve fitting with polynomial functions
In MATLAB, it is fairly easy to do polynomial curve fits using built-in polynomial functions and get the desired coefficients.
The simplest relationship between two variables, say x and y, is a linear relationship: y = mx + c. For a given set of data points
(xi, Yi), the problem is to find m and c such that Yi = mxi + c best fits the data.
For data points that are not linearly related, you may seek a polynomial relationship or an exponential relationship
or even more complicated relationships involving logarithms , exponentials, and trigonometric functions.

For polynomial curve fits , of any order n , the problem is to find the (n + 1 ) coefficients an, an-1 , an-2, a1 , and ao, from
the given data of length (n + 1 ) or more.

MATLAB provides an easy way-through the built-in functions polyfit and polyval.

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Curve fitting with polynomial functions
Polyfit
Given two vectors x and y , the command a = polyfit( x , y , n) fits a polynomial of order n through the data points (xi, Yi) and
rreturns (n+ 1 ) coefficients of the powers of x in the row vector a.
The coefficients are arranged in the decreasing order of the powers of x, i .e .,

polyval

Given a data vector x and the coefficients of a polynomial in a row vector a , the command y = polyval ( a , x) evaluates the
polynomial at the data points X i and generates the values Yi such that

Here the length of the vector a is n + 1 and, consequently, the order of the evaluated polynomial is n . Thus if a is five
elements long, the polynomial to be evaluated is automatically ascertained to be of fourth order

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Straight-line (linear) fit

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Straight-line (linear) fit

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Non-polynomial function fit
The most commonly used functions are

We can convert these exponential curve fits into polynomial curve fits (actually a linear one) by taking the log of both
sides of the equations

Now we can use polyfit in both cases with just first-order polynomials to determine the unknown constants

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Non-polynomial function fit
Step 1 : Prepare new data

Step 2 : Do a linear fit : Use polyfit to find the coefficients a0 and a1 for a linear curve fit

Step 3 : Plot the curve : From the curve fit coefficients, calculate the values of the original constants (e.g. , a, b) . Recompute the
values of y at the given x's according to the relationship obtained and plot the curve along with the original data

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Non-polynomial function fit
Example
The following table shows the time versus pressure variation readings from a vacuum pump

= 0

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Non-polynomial function fit

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Non-polynomial function fit
There is yet another way to fit a complicated function through your data in the least squares sense. For example, let us say that
you have time (t) and displacement (y) data from a spring-mass system experiment and you think that the data should Follow

Here the unknowns are only ao and a1

The equation is nonlinear in t but linear- in the parameters a0 and a1 Therefore, you can set up a matrix equation using each
data point and solve for the unknown coefficients
The matrix equation is

Now you can solve for the unknowns a0 and a1 simply by typing a=A \x where A is
the coefficient matrix and x is the vector containing the measured data Xi . Typically,
A is a rectangular matrix and the matrix equation to be solved is overdetermined
(more independent equations than unknowns) . This, however, poses no problem,
because the backslash operator in MATLAB solves the equation in a least squares
sense whenever the matrix is rectangular

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Interpolation

When we want to pass a smooth curve through these points or find some intermediate points, we use the technique of
interpolation.
Interpolation is NOT curve fitting, in that it requires the interpolated curve to pass through all the data points

Interp1
One-dimensional data interpolation, i.e. , given Yi at xi , finds Y] at desired Xj from '!/j = j(x j). Here f is a continuous function that
is found from interpolation. It is called one-dimensional interpolation because y depends on a single variable :r. The calling syntax
is

interp2

Two-dimensional data interpolation, i.e. , given zi at (xi , Yi ) , finds Zj at desired (xj , yj ) from z = j ( x , y) . The function f is found
from interpolation. It is called two-dimenl:lional interpolation because z depends on two variables, x and y .

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Interpolation

interp3
Three-dimensional analogue of int e rp 1 , i .e . , given Vi at (xi,

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

Interpolation
There are two simple steps involved in interpolation-providing a list (a vector) of points at which you wish to get interpolated data

(this lis

t may

include points at

which data is already available), and executing the appropriate function (e.g. , int erp 1 ) with

the desired choice for the method of interpolation. We illustrate these steps through an example on the x and y data given in tbe following tabl

Caution: In all interpolation functions, it is required that the input data points in x be monotonic (i.e. , either continuously
increasing or decreasing)

Data Analysis and Statistics

For performing simple data analysis tasks, such as finding mean, median, and standard deviation, MATLAB provides an easy
graphical interface that you can activate from the Tools menu of the figure window
First , you should plot your data in the form you wish (e.g. , scatter plot , line plot)
Then, go to the figure window and select Data Statistics from the Tools pull-down menu
MATLAB shows you the basic statistics of your data in a separate window marked Data Statistics
You can show any of the statistical measures on your plot by checking the appropriate box

Data Analysis and Statistics

built-in functions

or the average of the data.

Example: mean (x) gives 3 while mean (A) results in [8 3.2 0]
x

median gives the middle value or the arithmetic mean of the two middle values of the data.
Example: median (x) gives 3 while median (A) gives [8 3 0]
std gives the standard deviation based on n - 1 samples
Example: std ( x ) gives 1 . 58 1 1
max finds the largest value in the data set
Example: max ( x ) gives 5 and max ( A ) gives [10 5 2]
min finds the smallest value in the data set
Example: min ( x ) gives 1 and min ( A ) gives [6 2 - 2]

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

built-in functions

Example: sum ( x) gives 1 5 while sum ( A ) gives [40 16 0] .

Cumsum computes cumulative sum.
Example: cumsum (x) produces [1 3 6 1 0 1 5] .
Prod computes the product TI Xi of all data values .
Example: prod ( x ) gives 120 and prod ( A ) gives [30240 2 4 0 0] .

Cumprod computes cumulative product .

Example: cumprod ( x ) produces [1 2 6 24 120]
Sort sorts the data in ascending (default) or descending order. An optional
output argument (e.g. , [y , k] =sort (x) ) gives the indices of the sorted data
Values

Curve Fitting and Interpolation

built-in functions

Write the differential equation (s) as a set of first-order ODEs

For ODEs of order :?: 2 , this step involves introducing new variables and recasting the original equation(s) in terms of first-order
ODEs in the new variables.

Use the built-in ODE solvers ode23 or ode45

to solve the equations

Extract the desired variables from the output and

interpret the results

with the initial condition x(O) = 0

Step 1 : Write the equation(s) as a system of first-order equations :
The given equation is already a first-order equation. No change is required.

Step 2 : Write a function to compute the new derivatives:

The function should return x given x and t. Here is the function:
Write and save it as an M-file named simpode . m

with the initial conditions

Step 1 : Write the equation(s) as a system of first-order equations:
The given equation is a second-order ODE. To recast it as a system of two firstorder equations (an nth order equation reduces to a set

Step 2: Write a function to compute the new state derivative

We need to write a function that, given the scalar time t and vector z as input , returns the time derivative vector as output .

Step 3: Use ode23 or ode45 for solution:

Now, let us write a script file that solve the system and plots the results .
Remember that the output z contains two columns : Zl , which is actually , and Z2 , which is .

Ordinary Differential Equations

Specifying tolerance

A tolerance is a small positive number that governs the error of some appropriate kind in the computations of that function

Ordinary Differential Equations

Event location

In solving initial value problems, usually the termination condition is specified in terms of the independent variable.
As shown in the previous Lwo examples, the solution stops when the independent variable t reaches a prescribed value tfinal
(specified as the second element of t span) .

Sometimes , however, we need to stop the solution at a specified value of the dependent variable and we do not know when (at
what value of t) the solution will reach there.

Nonlinear Algebraic Equations

The MATLAB function fzero solves nonlinear equations involving one variable

Write a function that computes f (x) :

Use the built-in function fzero to find the solution
fzero requires an initial guess and returns the value of x closest to the guess at which f(x) is zero. The function written in Step 2 is
used as an input to the function

Step 3 : Use f zero t o find the solution:

Roots of polynomials

You can also find the zeros of a polynomial equation with fzero.

However, fzero locates the root closest to the initial guess; it does not give all roots.
To find all roots of a polynomial equation, use the built-in function roots . This function requires the coefficients of the powers of
x (in decreasing order) , including the constant in a vector and gives all the roots as the output