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Essential Matlab for Engineers and Scientists

The essential guide to MATLAB as a problem solving tool This text presents MATLAB both as a mathematical tool and a programming language, giving a concise and easy to master introduction to its potential and power. The fundamentals of MATLAB are illustrated throughout with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas, as well as from everyday life. The new edition has been updated to include coverage of Symbolic Math and SIMULINK. It also adds new examples and applications, and uses the most recent release of Matlab.

First time users of Matlab. Undergraduates in engineering and science courses that use Matlab. Any engineer or scientist needing an introduction to MATLAB.


Published: October 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374883-6


  • "This book provides an excellent initiation into programming in MATLAB while serving as a teaser for more advanced topics. It provides a structured entry into MATLAB programming through well designed exercises." - Carl H. Sondergeld, Professor and Curtis Mewbourne Chair, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma


  • Part 1 Essentials:
    MATLAB Fundamentals;
    Program Design & Algorithm Development;
    Common MATLAB functions;
    Logical Vectors;
    Matrices of Numbers & Arrays of Strings;
    Introduction to Graphics;
    Errors & Pitfalls;
    Function M-Files;
    Vectors as Arrays & Advanced Data Structures;
    Symbolic Analysis (NEW)
    Dynamical Systems;
    More Graphics and Graphical User Interfaces;
    Simulation (NEW, includes coverage of SIMULINK);
    More Matrices;
    Introduction to Numerical Methods;


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