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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.


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 I  Essentials

    1 Introduction

    2 MATLAB fundamentals

    3 Program design and algorithm development

    4 MATLAB functions data import-export utilities

    5 Logical vectors

    6 Matrices of numbers arrays of strings

    7 Introduction to graphics

    8 Loops

    9 Errors and pitfalls

    10 Function M-files

    11 Vectors as arrays: advanced data structures

    12 More graphics

    13 Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

    Part II Applications

    14 Dynamics systems

    15 Simulation

    16 More matrices

    17 Introduction to numerical methods

    18 Toolboxes that come with MATLAB (web chapter)



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