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MATLAB for Engineers, 4th Edition

By Holly Moore

Published by Prentice Hall

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.

Table of Contents

About This Book

1 • About MATLAB

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  

2.4  Saving Your Work  

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  

5.7  Saving Your Plots  

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  

MATLAB Summary  

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  

7.6  Debugging your Code

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  

MATLAB Summary  

Key Terms  

Problems 

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  

MATLAB Summary  

Key Terms  

Problems  

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  

Key Terms  

Problems  

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  

MATLAB Summary  

Key Terms  

Problems  

14 • Advanced Graphics

Introduction  

14.1  Images  

14.2  Handle Graphics  

14.3  Animation  

14.4  Other Visualization Techniques  

14.5  Introduction to Volume Visualization  

Summary  

MATLAB Summary  

Key Terms  

Problems   

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  

15.3  An Improved Ready_Aim_Fire Program  

15.4  A Much Better Ready_Aim_Fire Program  

15.5  Built in GUI Templates  

Summary  

Key Terms  

Problems   

16 • Simulink—A Brief Introduction

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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ISBN-10: 0-13-348597-8

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

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