Video and Webinar Series

Trimming and Linearization

This series introduces the concept of linearization and covers some of the topics that will help you understand how linearization is used and why it's helpful.

We describe operating points and the process of trimming your system to make an operating point an equilibrium. We walk through a simple example of Jacobian linearization by looking at the first order partial derivatives of a system.

Finally, this series covers some of the snags that can be avoided when linearizing nonlinear models in MATLAB® and Simulink® once you have a more practical understanding of how linearization is accomplished within the software.

Part 1: What is Linearization? This video introduces the concept of linearization and describes trimming and operating points, which will help you understand how linearization is used and why it’s helpful.

Part 2: The Practical Side of Linearization This video describes some of the snags that can be avoided when linearizing realistic nonlinear models if we have a more practical understanding of how linearization is accomplished.