"Bob Pownall" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have MATLAB 6.5 (R13), student version.
> I'm finding that I'm doing more and more with the Symbolic Math toolbox
> in the student version, and I'm thinking about enhancing it.
> My impression is that the Symbolic Math toolbox in the student version
> is the same as the Symbolic Math toolbox you can buy on the Mathworks web
> site? Correct? (FWIW, the 'ver' command returns:
> Symbolic Math Toolbox Version 3.0 (R13)
> I notice an Extended Symbolic Math toolbox on The Mathworks website. Is
> this compatible with the Symbolic Math toolbox in the R13 student version?
No, the Extended Symbolic Math Toolbox is not available as a companion
product for the Student Version of MATLAB. For a list of toolboxes and
blocksets that are available as companion products, look here:
> Also, I'm starting to get into Finite Element Methods. Is there a
> toolbox or third-party product for FEM? I didn't see anything on the
> product page, but maybe I overlooked it, or didn't realize what I was
> looking at? (As I said, I'm just getting into FEM, so I'm not very
> familar with the terms and jargon yet.)
The Partial Differential Equation Toolbox uses the Finite Element method;
there are also a number of MATLAB-based books that deal with FEM, as well as
a few MATLAB Central File Exchange submissions about FEM.