chapter  1
29 Pages

Introduction to MATLAB, Simulink, and Simscape

WithRamin S. Esfandiari, Bei Lu

This chapter introduces the fundamental features of MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Simscape that are pertinent to modeling and analysis of dynamic systems. These include the descriptions and applications of several commonly used built-in functions (commands) in MATLAB and the basics of building block diagrams for the purpose of simulation of dynamic systems by using Simulink and Simscape. MATLAB, Simulink, and Simscape are fully integrated throughout the book, and the fundamental features and capabilities presented in this chapter will play an important role in better understanding the more advanced applications in the subsequent chapters.