MATRIX.BYU

by Mark R. Harris, Brigham Young Univ, United States,
Henry N. Christiansen, Brigham Young Univ, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing

Abstract: MATRIX.BYU is a general purpose Fortran program for personal computers which provides a flexible and user friendly platform for the input and output of matrix data, the execution of standard and special matrix operations, and the creation of application programs. Access to the capabilities of the program is contained in a hierarchy of menus. At the higher level, the user may select access to the input/output options, the matrix operations, or the applications programs. Second level menus specify the available options in each category. Examples presented include the least-squares fit problem, the analysis of trusses, and the calculation of natural frequencies and associated mode shapes.

Subject Headings: Matrix (mathematics) | Systems engineering | Computer aided operations | Engineering education | Least squares method | Trusses

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