An Engineer's Guide to MATLAB / Edition 1

An Engineer's Guide to MATLAB / Edition 1

by Edward B. Magrab, Walsh, Herold, Duncan
     
 

This authoritative book guides readers in developing a strong working knowledge of MATLAB to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Since solving these problems usually involves writing relatively short, one-time-use programs, the authors demonstrate how to effectively develop such programs in MATLAB–programs that are compact yet readable, easy to… See more details below

Overview

This authoritative book guides readers in developing a strong working knowledge of MATLAB to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Since solving these problems usually involves writing relatively short, one-time-use programs, the authors demonstrate how to effectively develop such programs in MATLAB–programs that are compact yet readable, easy to debug, and execute fast. Emphasis is on using MATLAB to obtain solutions to several classes of engineering problems, so technical material is presented in summary form only.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130113351
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
08/11/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
694
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
Introduction. Ways to Use MATLAB. Creating Variable Names. Management of Variable. Accessing Scripts and Function Files. Command Window Management. Script and Function Output to the Command Window. Basic MATLAB Syntax. Some Suggestions of How to Use MATLAB.

2. Matrices and MATLAB.
Introduction. Matrices and Vectors. Creation of Vectors. Creation of Matrices. Dot Operations. Mathematical Operation with Matrices.

3. Data Input/Output.
Strings (Literals) and Annotated Output. Entering Data with input. Input/Output Data Files.

4. Program Flow Control.
Introduction. Control of Program Flow. Two Applications of Program Control Structures.

5. Functions.
Introduction. The Function File. inline. Creating Functions That Use feval (Function of Functions). MATLAB Functions That Use feval. Examples of Several Other MATLAB Functions.

6. 2D Graphics.
Introduction. Basic 2D Plotting Commands. Graph Annotation and Visual Enhancement.

7. 3D Graphics.
Lines in 3D. Surfaces.

8. Design of Machine Elements.
Vectors, Forces, and the Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies. Stresses and Deflections in Beams, Columns, and Shafts. Stresses in Spur Gears. Kinematics of a Four-Bar Linkage. Cam Profiles and Synthesis.Hydrodynamic Bearings. PDE Toolbox and the Stress Concentration Factor for Notches in a Thin Plate.

9. Dynamics and Vibrations.
Orbital Motions. Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. Vibrations of Thin Beams.

10. Control Systems.
Introduction to Control System Design. Representations of Systems in MATLAB. Response of Systems. Design Tools. Design Examples.

11. Fluid Mechanics.
Hydrostatics. Internal Viscous Flow. External Flow.

12. Heat Transfer.
Heat Conduction. Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers. Convection of Heat Transfer. Radiation Heat Transfer.

13. Optimization.
Definition, Formulation, and Graphical Solutions. Linear Programming. Nonlinear Programming. Single-Objective Constrained Methods. Multiobjective Optimization.

14. Engineering Statistics.
Descriptive Statistical Quantities. Probability Distributions. Confidence Intervals. Hypothesis Testing. Linear Regression. Design of Experiments.

Index.

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