An Introduction to MATLAB® Programming and Numerical Methods for Engineers


  • Timmy Siauw, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Alexandre Bayen, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Assuming no prior background in linear algebra or real analysis, An Introduction to MATLAB® Programming and Numerical Methods for Engineers enables you to develop good computational problem solving techniques through the use of numerical methods and the MATLAB® programming environment. Part One introduces fundamental programming concepts, using simple examples to put new concepts quickly into practice. Part Two covers the fundamentals of algorithms and numerical analysis at a level allowing you to quickly apply results in practical settings.
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Engineering students and practicing engineers learning MATLAB® programming and numerical methods for the first time.


Book information

  • Published: April 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-420228-3

Table of Contents

  1. MATLAB® Basics
  2. Variables and Basic Data Structures
  3. Functions
  4. Branching Statement
  5. Iteration
  6. Recursion
  7. Complexity
  8. Representation of Numbers
  9. Errors, Good Practices, and Debugging
  10. Visualization and Plotting
  11. Linear Algebra and Systems of Linear Equations
  12. Least Squares Regression
  13. Interpolation
  14. Series
  15. Root Finding
  16. Finite Differences and Numerical Differentiation
  17. Numerical Integration
  18. Ordinary Differential Equations