This study is important as it can enable a mathematician to transform mathematical calculations and operations into relevant form for use in actual working environment (Haidekker 2013, p47). Both Matlab and SciLab display similar results but use different programming syntax (Wouwer, Saucez and Vilas 2014, p52). The choice of which program to use in simulation depends on the programmer’s knowledge and experience.
The method used in this study is quantitative analysis using familiar mathematical and engineering problems and applying the variables and equations in the scripts (Campbell, Chancelier and Nikoukhah 2006, p38). The results are presented in plotted graphs as a summary of the simulated solutions.
The project was successful in the analysis and demonstration of the possibility of programming the mathematical solutions. Both Matlab and SciLab scripts worked successfully and the results are shown in figure 1 and 2 respectively.
In the project, the Matlab and SciLab programs worked successfully, and showed that confirmed that indeed, Mathematical computations and Engineering problems can best be solved through programming. The solution displayed is the ultimate result, regardless of the software used in developing the script. In future, more studies ought to be done to compare results of more software programs to be used as