Friday, November 16, 2012

Engineering and Scientific Computing with Scilab - Book

I found this book today: Engineering and Scientific Computing with Scilab and there is a very good reference for Scilab users and engineers in general.

The beginning of the book has an introduction about Scilab software and how to use it. In Part II, the book contains information about a specific Systems and Control Toolbox for Scilab.

Part III presents Applications, and here we can apply all knowledge to create and model real systems for simulation and/or real-time control.

This kind of basis makes the difference in undergraduate studies, because the students can easily see and practice their theoretical concepts and improve their problems solving skills.

Using a simulation environment, students can safely test any system and see what happen in many cases and different situations.

So, everyone knows I'm a strong defender of simulations in engineering and all nature sciences, and a book like that is a great signal other people are investing time and work in the same ideal.

However, we must hold in mind, simulation is only the beginning, but it can cut off many problems, specially in design process.

4 comments:

Carlos F. Cortés Mac-Evoy said...

Congratulations! This is a great blog! I really hope Scilab keeps growing!

Cheers!

Alex Carneiro said...

Thank you, Carlos.

You are always welcome to visit and enjoy the blog.

Best regards!

Agnes August said...

Wish I can buy that book.. I can only find matlab books here T.T

I'm quite new with Scilab yet my teacher ask me to make an animation of bank queue simulation in a WEEK
There's so little tutorials for scilab and I can't really understand the manual (hope I don't look so dumb for admitting this) so could you please post a tutorial on how to make an animation of single queue server simulation? My assignment is a multiple server queue so I'm not really asking the answer. I rly hope n need your help >,<

Alex Carneiro said...

Hi Agnes, good morning.

I have never made an animation like this before, but I'll try do anything today.
Can this animation be made using simple plot(.) function?