Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists

By

  • Brian Hahn, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Daniel Valentine, Ph.D., Dept of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA

The fifth edition of Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists provides a concise,  balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas. This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB or for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to learn and apply MATLAB.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2013
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-394398-9


Table of Contents

Part 1 ESSENTIALS:
Introduction
MATLAB Fundamentals
Program Design and Algorithm Development
MATLAB Functions and Data Import-Export Utilities
Logical Vectors
Matrices and Arrays
Function M-Files
Loops
MATLAB Graphics
Vectors as Arrays and Other Data Structures
Errors and Pitfalls

Part II APPLICATIONS:
Dynamical Systems
Simulation
Introduction to Numerical Methods
Signal Processing
SIMULINK Toolbox
Symbolics Toolbox
Appendix A - Syntax Quick Reference
Appendix B - Command and Function Quick Reference
Appendix C - ASCII Character Codes
Appendix D - Solutions to Selected Exercises

Index