Matlab: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving

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Overview

MATLAB has become the standard software tool for solving scientific and engineering problems due to its powerful built-in functions and its ability to program. Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book guides the reader through both programming and built-in functions to easily exploit MATLAB's extensive capabilities for tackling engineering problems.

The book starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments, and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and the power of MATLAB. In-depth coverage is given to input/output, a topic fundamental to many engineering applications.

The third edition of MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving has been updated to reflect the functionality of the current version of MATLAB. It features new and revised end-of-chapter exercises, stronger coverage of loops and vectorizing, and more engineering applications to help the reader learn this software tool in context.

  • Presents programming concepts and MATLAB built-in functions side-by-side
  • Systematic, step-by-step approach, building on concepts throughout the book, facilitating easier learning
  • Sections on common pitfalls and programming guidelines direct students towards best practice
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is an excellent way to learn quickly how to use MATLAB…The most significant changes in this edition include a new chapter on vectorized code and manipulating vectors, concepts used in image processing, modified and new end-of-chapter exercises, and the use of MATLAB version R2011a."—Electrical Insulation Magazine, January 2013, Vol. 29, No. 1, page 66 "This book is an excellent way to learn quickly how to use MATLAB…Anyone who wants to learn the basis of MATLAB quickly should own this book."—IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine,page 66 "In-depth coverage is given to input/output, a topic that is fundamental to many engineering applications. New to this edition are more engineering applications to help the reader learn MATLAB in the context of solving technical problems, new and revised end-of-chapter problems, stronger coverage of loops and vectorizing in a new chapter and updates to reflect current features and functions of the current release of MATLAB."—Lunar and Planetary Information "Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book presents both programming concepts and MATLAB’s built-n functions, providing a perfect platform for exploiting its extensive capabilities for tackling engineering problems. The book starts with programming concepts such as variables, assignments, input/output, and selection statements, moves onto loops, and then solves problems using both the ‘programming concepts’ and the ‘power of MATLAB’ side by side. In-depth coverage is given to input/output, a topic that is fundamental to many engineering applications. New to this edition are more engineering applications to help the reader learn MATLAB in the context of solving technical problems, new and revised end-of-chapter problems, stronger coverage of loops and vectorizing in a new chapter, and updates to reflect current features and functions of the current release of MATLAB."—Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin, December 2011, Issue 127, page 46 "This is the perfect book for anyone wanted to acquire a secure understanding of MATLAB fundaments and master its language. Many engineers and scientists now use MATLAB and Simulink to solve real-world problems. With the help of this book, they will be able to exploit the full power of MATLAB much sooner than they would using the online manuals, and be able to solve real problems much more quickly."—IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, page 70

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750687621
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/16/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Boston University.
PhD Boston University
Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, and Associate Chair for the Manufacturing Engineering undergraduate program within the department. She has been the course coordinator for the Engineering Computation courses at Boston University for over twenty years, and has taught a variety of programming courses using many different languages and software packages.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to MATLAB; Chapter 2: Vectors and Matrices; Chapter 3: Introduction to MATLAB Programming; Chapter 4: Selection Statements; Chapter 5: Loop Statements and Vectorizing Code; Chapter 6: MATLAB Programs; Chapter 7: String Manipulation; Chapter 8: Data Structures: Cell Arrays and Structures; Chapter 9: Advanced File Input and Output; Chapter 10: Advanced Functions; Chapter 11: Advanced Plotting Techniques; Chapter 12: Basic Statistics, Sets, Sorting, and Indexing; Chapter 13: Sights and Sounds; Chapter 14: Advanced Mathematics

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

    The MATLAB textbook to have

    I was a student at Boston University (BU) College of Engineering (EE). I felt the pain of having to learn and pick up MATLAB by myself because most programming classes focus on the popular languages (C/C++ and Java), which are in many ways different from MATLAB. MATLAB is a very useful computational tool, but many schools have failed in getting students to pick up MATLAB, mostly because MATLAB is used sporadically on certain courses and there wasn't really a textbook that catered toward first-time MATLAB users.

    I have used and looked at over a dozen MATLAB textbooks throughout my undergrad study, and I can confidently say this is by far the best one for anyone to pick up MATLAB from scratch. More importantly, this is the only MATLAB textbook that I have come across that teaches the concept of programming so readers can pick up the basics and start writing their own scripts. Many MATLAB textbooks only teach how to use certain functions/features but fail terribly to impart the fundamentals of MATLAB - something that students really need to know so they can use MATLAB efficiently for their homework/projects/etc.

    I was a tutor/teaching assistant for some engineering courses and headed a few MATLAB workshops for BU Students while in college. I wish this book were published earlier - it would have made many students' lives a lot easier.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2010

    Great intro to Matlab made merely good by many typos in Nook version

    I give the book 2 stars for the Nook version. There are numerous typos -- primarily in mathematical expressions and code examples -- throughout the Nook edition that are not in the hard copy. As this is a technical book, it makes for a frustrating read for a novice. Presumably this is the publisher's fault (?). As far as content, I give the book 4 stars. It is a great intro to Matalab for the novice with some scientific background but zero Matlab experience.

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