Basics of MATLAB and Beyond / Edition 1

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As MATLAB's world-wide sales approach a half-million with an estimated four million users, it becomes a near necessity that professionals an d students have a level of competence in its use. Until now, however, there has been no book that quickly and effectively introduces MATLAB' s capabilities to new users and assists those with more experience dow n the path toward increasingly sophisticated work. Basics of MATLAB a nd Beyond is just such a book. Its hands-on, tutorial approach gently takes new users by the hand and leads them to competence in all the fu ndamentals of MATLAB. Then, with equal effectiveness, it covers the ad vanced topics that lead to full, creative exploitation of MATLAB's awe some power.

"...presented in 2 parts, the introductory section introduces readers with no knowledge of this topic, & the second part covers more advanced areas of the field & instructs readers in creating GUIs."

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Presents a step-by-step tutorial introduction to MATLAB in a reader- friendly style that assumes no previous experience, and also offers more experienced users in-depth treatment of advanced topics. Shows how to solve problems with MATLAB, create graphics, create MATLAB code, export data and graphics to other applications, and develop graphical user interfaces. Early chapters cover basics including matrices, graphing functions of two variables, curve fitting, and time-frequency analysis. Later chapters cover advanced topics such as multidimensional arrays and printing graphics. Includes chapter exercises. The author is affiliated with the maritime Operations Division of the Defense Science and Technology Organization in Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849320392
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/27/1999
  • Series: Applied Mathematics Engineering Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

First Steps in MATLAB
Typing into MATLAB
Basic Graphics
More Matrix Algebra
Basic Data Analysis
Graphics of Functions of Two Variables
Data Files
Using MATLAB on Different Platforms
Log Scales
Curve Fitting-Matrix Division
Missing Data
Polar Plots
Fourier Transform
Power Spectrum
Sounds in MATLAB
Time-Frequency Analysis
Line Animation
Handle Graphics
Sparse Arrays
Text Strings
Cell Arrays
Multidimensional Arrays
Saving and Loading Data
Handle Graphics
Axes Effects
Text in Graphics
Graphical user Interfaces
Printing Graphics
Irregular Grids
Three-Dimensional Modeling
MATLAB Programs and Debugging
Answers to Exercises

Catalog no. 2039
August 1999, c. 216 pp., 6x9
ISBN: 0-8493-2039-9
$39.95 / £XX.95

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