# MATLAB for Engineers, 4th Edition

Published Date: Dec 28, 2013

## Description

MATLAB for Engineers is intended for use in the first-year or introductory course in Engineering and Computer Science departments. It is also suitable for readers interested in learning MATLAB.

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With a hands-on approach and focus on problem solving, this introduction to the powerful MATLAB computing language is designed for students with only a basic college algebra background. Numerous examples are drawn from a range of engineering disciplines, demonstrating MATLAB’s applications to a broad variety of problems.

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Teaching and Learning Experience

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

• 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.
• Introduce MATLAB Clearly: Three well-organized sections gets students started with MATLAB, introduce students to programming, and demonstrate more advanced programming techniques.
• Reinforce Core Concepts with Hands-on Activities: Examples and exercises demonstrate how MATLABcan be used to solve a variety of engineering problems.
• Keep Your Course Current: Significant changes were introduced in version MATLAB 2012b, including the introduction of MATLAB 8 which has a redesigned user-interface. The changes in this edition reflect these software updates.
• Support Learning with Instructor Resources: A variety of resources are available to help to enhance your course.

1.1  What Is MATLAB?

1.2  Student Edition of MATLAB

1.3  How Is MATLAB Used in Industry?

1.4  Problem Solving in Engineering and Science

2 • MATLAB Environment

2.1  Getting Started

2.2  MATLAB Windows

2.3  Solving Problems with MATLAB

Summary

MATLAB Summary

Key Terms

Problems

3 • Built-In MATLAB Functions

Introduction

3.1  Using Built-In Functions

3.2  Using the Help Feature

3.3  Elementary Math Functions

3.4  Trigonometric Functions

3.5  Data Analysis Functions

3.6  Random Numbers

3.7  Complex Numbers

3.8  Computational Limitations

3.9  Special Values and Miscellaneous Functions

Summary

MATLAB Summary

Key Terms

Problems

4 • Manipulating MATLAB Matrices

4.1  Manipulating Matrices

4.2  Problems with Two Variables

4.3  Special Matrices

Summary

MATLAB Summary

Key Terms

Problems

5 • Plotting

Introduction

5.1  Two-Dimensional Plots

5.2  Subplots

5.3  Other Types of Two-Dimensional Plots

5.4  Three-Dimensional Plotting

5.5  Editing Plots from the Menu Bar

5.6  Creating Plots from the Workspace Window

Summary

MATLAB Summary

Problems

6 • User-Defined Functions

Introduction

6.1  Creating Function M-Files

6.2  Creating Your Own Toolbox of Functions

6.3  Anonymous Functions and Function Handles

6.4  Function Functions

6.5  Subfunctions

Summary

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Key Terms

Problems

7 • User-Controlled Input and Output

Introduction

7.1  User-Defined Input

7.2  Output Options

7.3  Graphical Input

7.4  More Cell Mode Features

7.5  Reading and Writing Data from Files

Summary

MATLAB Summary

Key Terms

Problems

8 • Logical Functions and Selection Structures

Introduction

8.1  Relational and Logical Operators

8.2  Flowcharts and Pseudocode

8.3  Logical Functions

8.4  Selection Structures

8.5  Debugging

Summary

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9 • Repetition Structures

Introduction

9.1  For Loops

9.2  While Loops

9.3  Break and Continue

9.4  Midpoint Break Loops

9.5  Nested Loops

9.6  Improving the Efficiency of Loops

Summary

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10 • Matrix Algebra

Introduction

10.1  Matrix Operations and Functions

10.2  Solutions of Systems of Linear Equations

10.3  Special Matrices

Summary

MATLAB Summary

Key Terms

Problems

11 • Other Kinds of Arrays

Introduction

11.1  Data Types

11.2  Multidimensional Arrays

11.3  Character Arrays

11.4  Cell Arrays

11.5  Structure Arrays

Summary

MATLAB Summary

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12 • Symbolic Mathematics

Introduction

12.1  Symbolic Algebra

12.2  Solving Expressions and Equations

12.3  Symbolic Plotting

12.4  Calculus

12.5  Differential Equations

12.6  Converting Symbolic Expressions to MATLAB Functions

Summary

MATLAB Summary

Problems

13 • Numerical Techniques

13.1  Interpolation

13.2  Curve Fitting

13.3  Using the Interactive Fitting Tools

13.4  Differences and Numerical Differentiation

13.5  Numerical Integration

13.6  Solving Differential Equations Numerically

Summary

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Introduction

14.1  Images

14.2  Handle Graphics

14.3  Animation

14.4  Other Visualization Techniques

14.5  Introduction to Volume Visualization

Summary

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15 • Creating Graphical User Interfaces

Introduction

15.1  A Simple GUI with One User Interaction

15.2  A Graphical User Interface with Multiple User Interactions—Ready_Aim_Fire

15.4  A Much Better Ready_Aim_Fire Program

15.5  Built in GUI Templates

Summary

Key Terms

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Introduction

16.1  Applications

16.2  Getting Started

16.3  Solving Differential Equations with Simulink

Summary

MATLAB Summary

Key Terms

Problems

Appendix A • Special Characters, Commands, and Functions

Appendix B • Scaling Techniques

Appendix C • The Ready_Aim_Fire GUI

Index

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MATLAB for Engineers, 4th Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-348597-4

This item has been upgraded to MATLAB for Engineers, 5th Edition.