MATLAB for Engineers Explained

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Based on the new 'guided-tour' concept that eliminates the start-up transient encountered in learning new programming languages, this beginner's introduction to MATLAB teaches a sufficient subset of the functionality and gives the reader practical experience on how to find more information. Recent developments in MATLAB to advance programming are described using realistic examples in order to prepare students for larger programming projects. In addition, a large number of exercises, tips, and solutions mean that ...

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Overview

Based on the new 'guided-tour' concept that eliminates the start-up transient encountered in learning new programming languages, this beginner's introduction to MATLAB teaches a sufficient subset of the functionality and gives the reader practical experience on how to find more information. Recent developments in MATLAB to advance programming are described using realistic examples in order to prepare students for larger programming projects. In addition, a large number of exercises, tips, and solutions mean that the course can be followed with or without a computer. The development of MATLAB programming and its use in engineering courses makes this a valuable self-study guide for both engineering students and practicing engineers.

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"The book consists of three parts: an initiation in matlab, more advanced programming in matlab, and some elaborated applications. … The text gives a bottom-up learning-by-example approach. … Thus the reader is forced to sit at the computer and do experiments, which is in my opinion the best and fastest way to learn matlab. The excellent help tool of matlab should do the rest. … The command summaries in the appendices make it … a substitute for the matlab manuals." (Adhemar Bultheel, Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society, Vol. 12 (1), 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447111252
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Learning MATLAB.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Interactive computation and elementary functions.- 3 Manipulating matrices.- 4 Strings and workspace administration.- 5 Graphical illustrations.- 6 Matrix algebra and polynomials.- 7 Advanced graphics.- 8 MATLAB Scripts.- 9 MATLAB Functions.- 10 Functions of functions.- 2 Advanced Programming.- 11 Data Structures.- 11.1 Sparse Matrices.- 11.2 Multidimensional Arrays and Cell Arrays.- 11.3 Structs.- 12 Object Orientation.- 13 Graphical Object Orientation and User Interfaces.- 13.1 Graphical objects.- 13.2 Default settings.- 13.3 Graphical User Interface (GUI).- 13.4 Constructing a GUI using guide.- 14 Optimizing MATLAB Code.- 15 Calling C-routines from MATLAB.- 3 Applications of MATLAB.- 16 Calculus.- 17 Data interpolation.- 18 Linear Algebra.- 19 Optimization.- 20 Numerical Accuracy and Number Representation.- 21 Statistics.- 22 Control Theory and the LTI Object.- 23 Dynamical Simulation with SIMULlNK.- 24 Ordinary Differential Equations.- 25 Signal processing.- 26 Communication Systems.- 27 Documentation, presentation and animation.- A Answers to the exercises.- B Command reference.- C Summary of mathematical functions.- D Toolbox Summaries.- E Graphics summary.

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