# Introduction to MATLAB, 3rd Edition

Published Date: Mar 4, 2014

## Description

Introduction to MATLAB is intended for use in first-year or introductory Engineering courses. It also serves as an essential MATLAB introduction for engineers.

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Best-selling author Delores Etter provides an up-to-date introduction to MATLAB. Using a consistent five-step problem-solving methodology, Etter describes the computational and visualization capabilities of MATLAB and illustrates the problem solving process through a variety of engineering examples and applications.

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Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help:

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• Customize your Course with ESource: Instructors can adopt this title as is, or use the ESource website to select the chapters they need, in the sequence they want.
• Present a Consistent Methodology for Solving Engineering Problems: Chapter 1 introduces a five-step process for solving engineering problems using the computer
• Describe the Exceptional Computational and Visualization Capabilities of MATLAB: Students will gain a clear understanding of how to use MATLAB.
• Illustrate the Problem-solving Process through a Variety of Engineering Examples and Applications: Numerous examples emphasize the creation of readable and simple solutions to develop and reinforce problem-solving skills.
• Keep your Course Current with Discussion of the Latest Technologies: The discussions, screen captures, examples, and problem solutions have been updated to reflect MATLAB Version 8.2, R2013b.

1 • AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING 1
Engineering Achievements 1
1.1 Engineering Environment 1
1.2 Engineering Computing and MATLAB 2
1.3 An Engineering Problem-Solving Methodology 7

2 • GETTING STARTED WITH MATLAB 16
Engineering Achievement: Wind Tunnels 16
2.1 Introduction to MATLAB and MATLAB Windows 16
2.2 Simple Operations 24
2.3 Output Options 39

3 • MATLAB FUNCTIONS 56
Engineering Achievement:Weather Prediction 56
3.1 Introduction to Functions 56
3.2 Elementary Mathematical Functions 59
3.3 Trigonometric Functions 64
3.4 Data Analysis Functions 68
3.5 Random Number Generating Functions 79
3.6 User-Defined Functions 86

4 • PLOTTING 96
Engineering Achievement: Ocean Dynamics 96
4.1 x-y Plots 96
4.2 Three-Dimensional Plots 118
4.3 Editing Plots from the Menu Bar 123
4.4 Creating Plots from the Workspace Window 125

5 • CONTROL STRUCTURES 130
Engineering Achievement: Signal Processing 130
5.1 Relational and Logical Operators 130
5.2 Selection Structures 133
5.3 Loops 144

6 • MATRIX COMPUTATIONS 152
Engineering Achievement: Manned Space Flight 152
6.1 Special Matrices 152
6.2 Matrix Operations and Functions 158
6.3 Solutions to Systems of Linear Equations 169

7 • SYMBOLIC MATHEMATICS 179
Engineering Achievement: Geolocation 179
7.1 Symbolic Algebra 179
7.2 Equation Solving 185
7.3 Differentiation and Integration 191

8 • NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES 197
Engineering Achievement: Dynamic Fluid Flow 197
8.1 Interpolation 197
8.2 Curve Fitting: Linear and Polynomial Regression 206
8.3 Using the Interactive Fitting Tool 214
8.4 Numerical Integration 218
8.5 Numerical Differentiation 221
INDEX

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\$31.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-377012-4