Based on a teach-yourself approach, the fundamentals of MATLAB are illustrated throughout with many examples from a number of different scientific and engineering areas, such as simulation, population modelling, and numerical methods, as well as from business and everyday life. Some of the examples draw on first-year university level maths, but these are self-contained so that their omission will not detract from learning the principles of using MATLAB.
This completely revised new edition is based on the latest version of MATLAB. New chapters cover handle graphics, graphical user interfaces (GUIs), structures and cell arrays, and importing/exporting data. The chapter on numerical methods now includes a general GUI-driver ODE solver.
- Maintains the easy informal style of the first edition
- Teaches the basic principles of scientific programming with MATLAB as the vehicle
- Covers the latest version of MATLAB
1st year undergraduate science, mathematics and engineering students
Preface; Part 1: Essentials; Getting going; MATLAB fundamentals; Developing algorithms; MATLAB functions; Logical vectors; Matrices; Introduction to graphics; Loops; Errors and pitfalls; Function M-files; Part 2: More advanced topics and applications; Vectors as arrays:working with subscripts; Arrays of characters:strings; Advanced data structures; More graphics; Graphical user interfaces (GUIs); Importing and exporting data; Simulation; More matrices; Introduction to numerical methods; Appendix A Syntax quick reference; Appendix B Operators; Appendix C Command and function quick reference; Appendix D ASCII character codes; Appendix E Solutions to selected exercises; Index
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- 21st December 2001
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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
Of all the introductions I have seen to MATLAB this text does by far the most thorough job. I recommend [it] to anyone who wishes to become an expert MATLAB user - this book shows the way. J.A.C. Weideman, Oregon State University, USA and Stellenbosch University, South Africa