Matlab Workshop

There will be a special MATLAB workshop as part of EMAC 2017.This 2-hour workshop focuses on the new capabilities and resources of MATLAB and the how they can be used to support the teaching of mathematics for science and engineering students.  From Apps and editors, to the graphics and computing language – MATLAB provides real choices on how mathematics can be communicated with your students.

In the first part of the workshop we’ll focus on the new “Live Editor” for MATLAB – an editor that unifies both numeric and symbolic computing.   We’ll also look at some of the newer storage containers that makes it easier to manipulate large data sets.

In the second part of the workshop, we’ll review some of the FREE teaching resources available to teaching academics – resources including a MATLAB assignment grading tool and a FREE “Learning to code in MATLAB” training course available to all students.

This is a “hands-on” workshop conducted at one of Auckland University’s computer labs, and each attendee will receive copies of the example and exercise code demonstrated during the session.  Topics covered during the workshop will include:

  • Doing Calculus with MATLAB – the new Live Editor
    • The new “LIVE” Editor
    • Defining symbolic expressions
    • Differentiation, integration, Laplace, solving ODEs
  • Automatic conversion:
    • Symbolic expressions converted to MATLAB, Latex, Simulink
    • MATLAB functions converted to C
  • Big Data Manipulation and processing
    • New data containers:  tables, tall arrays
    • Accessing distributed computing resources from MATLAB
  • Where to find FREE teaching resources for you and your students.
    • Courseware packages
    • Assignment grading
    • Training courses