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How can i fix ' Unable to perform assignment because the left and right sides have a different number of elements.' in the loop functions ?

Asked by Kholoud S on 23 Jun 2019
Latest activity Edited by per isakson
on 23 Jun 2019
I got errors in Rdot, alpha3, Rdot2
R2= 16;
R3=33;
omega2= 3;
i=0;
j=0;
for theta2= 0:5:180;
theta2=theta2*pi/180;
i=i+1;
x(i)=theta2;
%position
theta3 = pi - asin(R2*sin(theta2)/R3);
R1(i)= (R2*cos(theta2) - R3*cos(theta3));
%velocity
omega3 (i) = (omega2*R2*cos(theta2))/(R3*cos(theta3));
Rdot(i) = (-R2*omega2*sin(theta2))+ (R3*omega3*cos(theta3));
%acceleration
alpha3 (i) = ((-omega2.^2)*R2*sin(theta2)+ (omega3.^2)*R3*sin(theta3))/R3*cos(theta3);
Rdot2(i) = -R2*(omega2^2)*cos(theta2) + R3*alpha3*sin(theta3) + R3*(omega3^2)*cos(theta3)
theta33(i) = theta3*180/pi;
theta22(i) =theta2*180/pi;
end

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BTW, doc says: "Avoid assigning a value to the index variable within the loop statements."

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Answer by infinity
on 23 Jun 2019

Since "omega3" is a vector, which is not scalar and you calculate alpha3 by using omega3. So, I suggest you change "omge3" in
Rdot(i) = (-R2*omega2*sin(theta2))+ (R3*omega3*cos(theta3));
%acceleration
alpha3 (i) = ((-omega2.^2)*R2*sin(theta2)+ (omega3.^2)*R3*sin(theta3))/R3*cos(theta3);
by
omega3(i)
If this is not your formula, you should check it again.

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Answer by per isakson
on 23 Jun 2019
Edited by per isakson
on 23 Jun 2019

One thing is to make a code run without throwing errors, another is to make it produce the intended result.
Replacing omega3 by omega3(i) and alpha3 by alpha3(i) in the right hand side of the lines, which throw errors, makes the code run.

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