Here are MATLAB commands that are frequently
used to solve lecture examples in Calculus 2.
Type command names in the MATLAB Help Browser to learn about them!
COMMAND PURPOSE
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assume Set assumption on symbolic object
cumprod Cumulative product of elements
cumsum Cumulative sum of elements
diff Differentiate
double Convert to double precision
expand Expand a symbolic expression
factorial Product of integers from 1 to n
figure Create a new plot
fimplicit Plot an implicit function
fplot Plot an explicit or parametric function
Greek letters Type English transliteration: e.g., theta
int Symbolically integrate
integral Numerically evaluate integral
limit Symbolic limit of an expression
partfrac Partial fraction decomposition
plot Graph numerical data
polarplot Graph numerical polar plots
simplify Symbolic simplification
solve Symbolic solution of equations
subs Symbolic substitution
symprod Symbolic product
syms Short-cut for constructing symbolic variables
symsum Symbolic summation
taylor Taylor polynomial command