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What's the best way to implement a least-squares estimation of a motor system in MATLAB?

Basically, I'm trying to use Least-Squares to estimate the parameters of a DC motor. My system can be modeled by the following matrix equation: $$\begin{bmatrix}V_{input}(t)\\0\end{bmatrix}=\begin{...
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What kind of a researcher am I?

So far, I've worked a bit in modeling, simulations and simple lab experiments, and I've really enjoyed all three research methods to approach a single research question. I can write tricky (in terms ...
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Difference between phenomenological modeling and mathematical modeling

Is there a difference between phenomenological modeling and mathematical modeling? When reading a few journal papers, I often see the former being used -- is it just fancier wording? If it's relevant,...
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Can one publish a new model and simulation without physical experiments?

When I read strong papers from, say, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, a simple model, simulations and physical experimental results are given, showing good agreement. Can one publish a new model and ...
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What are the guidelines for conducting computational experiments?

Physics, biology, chemistry etc. have different sets of rules for making experiments: what events are considered relevant, how to avoid contamination of samples, how to create and fix a reproducing ...
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How to separate a solver from computational experiments in a correct way?

I do computational work as a PhD student and I try to find a correct way to separate code (solver) from the computational experiments based on this solver. Basically, each project that I do revolves ...
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Very simple (real) experiment for computational methods class

I am in the process of collecting material for a class in computational methods. It will include introductions into numerical methods for ordinary differential equations (Runge-Kutta methods, multi-...