Description

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.

Key Features

  • Updated with the features of MATLAB R2012b
  • Expanded discussion of writing functions and scripts
  • Revised and expanded Part II: Applications
  • Expanded section on GUIs
  • More exercises and examples throughout
  • Companion website for students providing M-files used within the book and selected solutions to end-of-chapter problems

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I. Essentials
    • Chapter 1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Using MATLAB
      • 1.2 The desktop
      • 1.3 Sample program
    • Chapter 2. MATLAB Fundamentals
      • 2.1 Variables
      • 2.2 The workspace
      • 2.3 Arrays: Vectors and matrices
      • 2.4 Vertical motion under gravity
      • 2.5 Operators, expressions, and statements
      • 2.6 Output
      • 2.7 Repeating with for
      • 2.8 Decisions
      • 2.9 Complex numbers
      • Summary
      • Chapter exercises
    • Chapter 3. Program Design and Algorithm Development
      • 3.1 The program design process
      • 3.2 Programming MATLAB functions
      • Summary
      • Chapter exercises
    • Chapter 4. MATLAB Functions and Data Import-Export Utilities
      • 4.1 Common functions
      • 4.2 Importing and exporting data
      • Summary
      • Chapter exercises
    • Chapter 5. Logical vectors
      • 5.1 Examples
      • 5.2 Logical operators
      • 5.3 Subscripting with logical vectors
      • 5.4 Logical functions
      • 5.5 Logical vectors instead of elseif ladders
      • Summary
      • Chapter exercises
    • Chapter 6. Matrices and Arrays
      • 6.1 Matrices
      • 6.2 Matrix operations
      • 6.3 Other matrix functions
      • 6.4 Population growth: Leslie matrices
      • 6.5 Markov processes
      • 6.6 Linear equations
      • 6.7 Sparse matrices
      • Summary
      • Chapter exercises
    • Chapter 7. Function M-files
      • 7.1 Example: Newton’s method again
      • 7.2 Basic rules
      • 7.3 Function handles
      • 7.4 Command/function duality
      • 7.5 Function name resolution
      • 7.6 Debugging M-files
      • 7.7 Recursion
      • Summary
      • Chapter exercises
    • Chapter 8. Loops
      • 8.1 Determinate repetition

Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123943989
Electronic ISBN:
9780123946133