This book provides a comprehensive tutorial on the use of SIMULINK to model dynamicalsystems. Introducing the complete process of building and running SIMULINK models, this book also presents real-world applications of SIMULINK. Provides a brief tutorial on using block diagrams to represent dynamical systems and covers the mechanics of building SIMULINK models and discusses the use of SIMULINK to model continuous systems. It also covers a number of important modeling topics, including scalar linear systems; vector techniques; nonlinear systems; discrete-time systems; and masked subsystems. It explains how to build hierarchical models using subsystems and discusses how to use SIMULINK's callback function capabilities to build custom graphical user interfaces and to create graphical animations. Covers SIMULINK analysis tools which allow users to run a SIMULINK model from within a MATLAB environment. Discusses building graphical animations using S-files or in the Animation Toolbox. A valuable reference for computer programmers.
Serves as both a tutorial for new users and as a reference for experienced users, covering all of the important capabilities of Simulink, including subsystems, masking, callbacks, and S-Functions. Although the authors assume a good understanding of the concepts usually covered in the introductory courses in calculus and differential equations, they include a chapter on block diagrams for new users who may be unfamiliar with the notation. A software supplement developed by the authors is available free of charge via file transfer protocol (ftp). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.