Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book presents both programming concepts and MATLAB’s built-in functions, providing a perfect platform for exploiting MATLAB’s extensive capabilities for tackling engineering problems. It starts with programming concepts such as variables, assignments, input/output, and selection statements, moves onto loops and then solves problems using both the ‘programming concept’ 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.
Ancillaries available with the text:
- Instructor solution manual (available Aug. 1st)
- electronic images from the text (available Aug 16th)
- m-files (available Aug 1st)
• Presents programming concepts and MATLAB built-in functions side-by-side, giving students the ability to program efficiently and exploit the power of MATLAB to solve problems.
• In depth coverage of file input/output, a topic essential for many engineering applications
• 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
• New to this edition:
- More engineering applications 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, chapter 5
- Updated to reflect current features and functions of the current release of Matlab
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About the Author
Stormy Attaway is Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator for Special Programs within the Mechanical Engineering Department at Boston University. She also currently serves as Director of Curricular Assessment and Improvement for the College of Engineering. In this capacity, she coordinates the curricular assessment and improvement programs within the College, in order to better the academic experience of the undergraduates. 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction to MATLAB; Introduction to MATLAB Programming; Selection Statements; Loop Statements; Vectorized Code; Matlab Programs; String Manipulation; Data Structures: Cell Arrays and Structures; Advanced File Input/Ouput; Advanced Functions; Advanced Plotting Techniques; Matrix Representation of Linear Algebraic Equations; Basic Statistics, Sets, Sorting and Indexing; Sight and Sounds; Advanced Mathematics
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