Scilab for Engineers and Scientists
About This Course
That course will introduce you to Scilab.
Scilab is a powerful scientific computation Software for Engineers and Scientists.
It is free, open source and very similar to Matlab.
The course is a great video based tutorial for any person that is interested in scientific computation : engineers, scientists or anybody curious about applied mathematics.
The structure of the course is the following :
– Section 1 is an overview of Scilab and how to get it.
A Newton method to solve a non-linear equation is given as an example.
– Section 2 covers basic linear algebra using Scilab.
– Section 3 presents Scilab language structures.
As an example, the Newton method is extended to the two dimensional case.
– Section 4 covers the graphic capabilities of Scilab
An example displays natural images, that are given as additional material.
– Section 5 covers advanced topics.
An example shows how to code the wavelet representation of a signal into a single Scilab structured variable. It is then used for compression purposes.
– Section 6 gives a final project and the conclusion.
This project processes images for compression purpose, using a two dimensional wavelets transform.
It is the opportunity to reuse everything learned previously.
What are the requirements?
- Undergraduate level in Mathematics
- Students or future students of the fourthcoming course series “Practical Mathematics”
What am I going to get from this course?
- The course is made of 22 lectures and includes a total of 5 hours video.
- Additional information is given in pdf files, examples sources and images in Scilab format.
- At the end of this course, the students will be sufficiently familiar with Scilab to start programing their own numerical projects.
- That course will also be instrumental in our forthcoming series of courses on practical mathematics.
What is the target audience?
- Engineering Students
- Sciences students
- Anybody interested in scientific computation
|Section 1: Overview|
HW & SW Requirements
First Example: Newton algorithm
|Section 2: Get into Scilab : Matrices, Vectors and Scalars|
Which Variables Types?
Matrices, Vectors and Scalar Multiplication
Exponent Related Topics
Matrices and Vector Division
|Section 3: Programming in Scilab|
Another Example: Newton Algorithm in 2D
Control Flow: if, for, while and select statements
Writing and Executing a Script
Functions Library Creating and Use
|Section 4: Graphics and Images|
2D Graphics: plot and xpoly
3D Graphics : param3d, surf and contour
Draw an image
|Section 5: Advanced Topics|
Structures, Lists and Cells
Scilab Use : Menus, Unix, Navigation
Additional Information : On Line Help, Matlab…
|Section 6: Make an End|
Final Project – Part 1
Final Project – Part 2
Fabienne Chaplais is 55, and lives in Paris, France.
She is married and has three children.
She obtained the French highest degree to teach mathematics at undergraduate level. This means that she is very accurate in mathematics and in teaching them to anyone from the beginners to the undergraduate level.
She then turned to an Engineer’s career for about 30 years.
She became an expert in R&D, especially when using applied mathematics and scientific programming in high level languages such as Matlab and Scilab.
She notably worked on satellites guidance, shuttle accosting and reentry .She applied her exoertise to implementing various complex algorithms such as Kalman filters and fuzzy logic.
After that, she worked in the railway industry, on automatic urban transportation systems for Paris and New York. After various R&D projects including error correcting Viterbi encoding and decoding as well as formal method based B language, she became an expert in safety analysis involving many specialized sharp inductive and deductive approach, including probability calculations.
She then founded Mathedu with her husband, a Researcher in Control Science.
Mathedu aims to teach mathematics from a practical point of view.
The idea is to let the students be in action with a very pragmatic approach, using its computer with Scilab installed as a laboratory.
Then and only then, the link with theory is done, in a very progressive way.
Learning maths with us will let you find the subject easy, so that you will no more understand why mathematics were so hard to understand before…
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 65
- Assessments Self