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.
· New chapters on Symbolic Math and SIMULINK provide complete coverage of all the functions available in the student edition of Matlab.
New: more exercises and examples, including new examples of beam bending, flow over an airfoil, and other physics-based problems
New: A bibliography provides sources for the engineering problems and examples discussed in the text
· A chapter on algorithm development and program design
· Common errors and pitfalls highlighted
First time users of Matlab. Undergraduates in engineering and science courses that use Matlab. Any engineer or scientist needing an introduction to MATLAB.
Part 1 Essentials:
Program Design & Algorithm Development;
Common MATLAB functions;
Matrices of Numbers & Arrays of Strings;
Introduction to Graphics;
Errors & Pitfalls;
Vectors as Arrays & Advanced Data Structures;
Symbolic Analysis (NEW)
Part II APPLICATIONS
More Graphics and Graphical User Interfaces;
Simulation (NEW, includes coverage of SIMULINK);
Introduction to Numerical Methods;
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- 16th October 2009
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Brian Hahn was a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. In his career, Brian wrote more than 10 books for teaching programming languages to beginners.
Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Daniel Valentine is a Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University and Affiliate Director of the Clarkson Space Grant Program which is part of the New York NASA Space Grant Consortium. This program has provided support for undergraduate research appointments, and for graduate students. He is currently investigating the nonlinear dynamics of two-dimensional, Navier-Stokes flows as part of his work on the development of computational methods to solve fluid dynamics problems. He is also working on the flow-structure interaction of long-span bridges, unsteady hydrodynamics and offshore renewable energy. Other activities include investigations to develop a computational method to predict the effect of a marine propulsor on wave resistance of ships, to examine the effect of density stratification on rotating flows, to develop computational tools to predict the time-averaged properties of high-Reynolds number flows among other fluid mechanics problems.
Dept of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
"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