Introduction To MATLAB & SIMULINK: A Project Approach / Edition 3

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This book provides the optimal introduction to MATLAB and Simulink, the primary tools in engineering, science, and industry for simulating dynamic systems. Using the latest versions of the software, the book features 20 hands-on projects that provide a practical mastery of the subject areas including the code and executable files. Apart from a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics, no further specialist knowledge is necessary. There are also over 80, in-text, exercises where readers themselves can check their mastery of the material. A CD-ROM with source code accompanies the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934015049
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Edition description: 3E
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     xv
Introduction to MATLAB     1
What is MATLAB?     1
Elementary MATLAB Constructs     3
MATLAB Variables     4
Arithmetic Operations     13
Logical and Relational Operations     21
Mathematical Functions     26
Graphical Functions     33
I/O Operations     50
Import Wizard     52
Special I/O Functions     52
The MATLAB Search Path     54
Elementary Matrix Manipulations     56
More Complicated Data Structures     64
Structures     64
Cell Arrays     72
Definition of Cell Arrays     73
Access to Cell Array Elements     77
The MATLAB Desktop     82
MATLAB Help     86
MATLAB Programming     88
MATLAB Procedures     88
MATLAB Functions     90
MATLAB Language Constructs     95
The Function eval     107
Function Handles     109
Solution of Differential Equations     113
MATLAB Editor and Debugger     123
Editor Functions     123
Debugging Functions     125
Symbolic Calculations With The Symbolics Toolbox     127
Symbolic "Auxiliary Calculations"     131
Introduction to Simulink?     135
What is Simulink?     135
Operating Principle And Management of Simulink     136
Constructing a Simulink Block Diagram     138
Parametrizing Simulink Blocks     141
Simulink Simulation     145
Solving Differential Equations with Simulink     150
Simplification of Simulink Systems     159
The Fcn Block     159
Construction of Subsystems     160
Interaction with MATLAB     164
Transfer of Variables between Simulink and MATLAB     164
Iteration of Simulink Simulations in MATLAB     167
Transfer of Variables Through Global Variables     179
Dealing with Characteristic Curves     180
Projects     189
Hello World     189
Personalized Hello World     189
Hello World with Input     190
Simple Menu     191
File Reading and Writing     195
Writing a File     195
Reading a File     196
Sorting     199
Working with Biological Images     202
Creating a Sub-image     203
Working with Multiple Images     208
Working with a Sound File     210
Permutations     217
Approaching a Problem and Using Heuristics     222
Making Permutations Faster     223
A Faster Way     223
Measuring Time     226
The Growth of the Problem     228
Search a File     229
A Side Note About System Commands     229
DNA Matching     230
Our Search Through a File     231
Buffering Our Data     234
A Further Check     239
Generating Random Data     244
Analyzing a Car Stereo     247
A Fun Sound Effect     254
Another Fun Sound Effect     255
Why Divide By 2?     256
Stereo Test Conclusion     259
Drawing a Line     262
Finding Points Along a Line     262
Coding the Solution to Points Along a Line     264
Drawing the Line     267
Drawing a Frame     269
Filling a Diamond Shape     273
Drawing an Entire Cube     278
Adjusting Our View      282
Epilogue     287
Solutions to the Problems     289
Solutions to the MATLAB Problems     289
Solutions to the Simulink Problems     349
Table of Arithmetic MATLAB Operations     367
Arithmetic Operations as Matrix Operations     367
Arithmetic Operations as Field Operations     369
About the CD-ROM     371
New Release Information (R2007b)     373
Backwards Compatibility     373
What is New for R2007b     375
Software Index     377
Index     381
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