Part 2: Modelling, Simulation and Control

MATLAB for Students

Hans-Petter Halvorsen

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Course Schedule Microsoft Teams

Modelling, Simulation and Control

Contents: Solving Differential Equations (ODEs), Discrete Systems, Interpolation/Curve Fitting, Numerical Differentiation/Integration, Optimization, Transfer Functions/State-space Models, Frequency Response.


Do you have Questions or need Help when not in Class? - In this course Microsoft Teams will be used for communication, questions, guidance, assistance, etc. Very often someone else is wondering about the same as you - or perhaps someone else has experienced the same thing and found a solution for the problem? Need help outside normal office hours? Perhaps a fellow student can help you if you ask your questions here? For example, if you have installation problems, etc., a fellow student can usually respond better than the supervisor can. You also learn a lot from helping each other.


Course objective: Open the Course Manual (PDF document) below and start doing the Exercises/Tasks inside.


Course Manual with Exercises

Introduction to MATLAB with detailed descriptions and step by step Examples and Exercises:

Course Manual with Exercises

The document above contains lots of Examples and self-paced Exercises that you should go through and solve on your own. The only way to learn MATLAB is to do lots of Exercises!

Note! It is recommended that you print out this document, or at least use a second PC monitor. In that way you can read and use the document while having MATLAB open at the same time.

In order to get a diploma, you need to deliver your code for the different exercises/tasks within this document.

Additional Resources



You should also watch the following short Videos while doing the Exercises above:

Control System Toolbox Overview

PID Control Design with Control System Toolbox

These are short videos explaining some of the topics covered in this part.



Frequency Response with MATLAB Examples


Quick Start Guide with Examples

Below you find a Quick Introduction to MATLAB with Examples:

MATLAB Modelling and Simulation Quick Start Guide with Examples


Online Help

Ordinary Differential Equations

Numerical Integration and Differentiation


Solutions to Exercises

Below you find detailed solutions to all the tasks/exercises above. Make sure to first try to solve the task yourself before taking a peek on the video solutions.

Video Solutions to selected Topics:

Do you need help solving the Tasks, or just want to check if you have done it correctly? Below you find detailed Video solutions for some of the Tasks:

Differential Equations and ODE Solvers + PowerPoint + This video is also available on YouTube.

Discrete Systems + PowerPoint + This video is also available on YouTube.

Interpolation and Curve Fitting + PowerPoint + This video is also available on YouTube.

Numerical Differentiation + PowerPoint + This video is also available on YouTube.

Numerical Integration + PowerPoint + This video is also available on YouTube.

Optimization + PowerPoint + This video is also available on YouTube.

Hand-in - Part 2

When finished, submit Exercises/Tasks from ch. 2, 3, 4 and 5 (Zip File ""). Note! Dont use the .RAR compression format. In general, you only need to submit the m-files (functions and scripts) you create - not the stuff you write in the Command Window!

Note! Those who do not fulfill the conditions (filename and file format), will be deleted. You must then upload again within the deadline.


Upload your ZIP File in Microsoft Teams.


Solutions for all the Exercises/Tasks above. The solutions are password protected. After the submission deadline you will get access to neccessary access codes.