The purpose of this experiment is to give an introduction to the mathematical modeling concepts using MATLAB which include: state-space equations for some standard realisations, transfer functions, similarity transformations, system responses,
and block diagram simplification.
MATLAB is a computer-aided engineering system that provides a control engineer
with a designer’s workbench. It provides an integrated software environment with
commands for matrix analysis, digital signal processing, control system design and
analysis, system identification, robust control, optimization, etc.
MATLAB can also be regarded as an interactive computer language that provides
an operating environment for the analysis and design of multivariable systems. Powerful matrix-handling capabilities are provided without cumbersome syntax. Unixlike file-handling commands provide access to data files on disk. Graphical outputs
are created using the same kind of natural commands that are used to manipulate
matrices. For the new user, MATLAB can be thought of as a computer-aided engineering desk calculator. For the advanced user, MATLAB has syntax and commands
that form a complete very high-level programming language with facilities for direct
interfaces to users’ FORTRAN and C programs.
To invoke MATLAB, execute the command