Appendix B: A commentary on this work

This work was written with the goal of creating an easily accessible resource for students enrolled in ME 160 at Iowa State. To do this, the work is being published under an Open Educational Resources (OER) copywrite, which will make the work freely available for educational use. As a result, the authors encourage just that; feel free to use and share this text within academic settings without making modifications to the resources content without prior written permission.

This text and its accompanying slide deck have been written and modified, respectively, by undergraduate students attending Iowa State University. While the team has been closely supervised by Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Reza Montazami, the text by no means is perfect or without the need for revisions. Rather you are a professor or student using this work I encourage feedback that may help improve the text or help the reader learn MATLAB.  For this reason, I have included contact information which may be used to reach individuals involved with the creation of this text. I do not claim to have mastered MATLAB and am continuing to learn myself. To paraphrase Newton, If I am to see further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. It is only because of the help of others that I can create this text, so any reader believes that they would be able to contribute to the work, I would love to receive any suggestions, feedback, or revisions. My contact information is provided below:

Austin Bray

A slide deck of lecture slides originally created by Dr. Reza Montazami was updated by another former ME 160 student to reflect the content addressed within this work. Each work was intended to complement the other and provide a complete ME 160 learning environment containing a text, lecture slides, verbal lecture, and coding assignments.  Feel encouraged to find the resources which are the most effective and spend more time working with those. As this text is expanded and revised, expect similar modifications and expansions to occur to the slide deck. In a similar manner to this text, do not hesitate to reach out with questions, comments, or concerns about the slide deck, as feedback will influence changes made in the future to the text.


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