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Essential Matlab for Engineers and Scientists / Edition 4

Essential Matlab for Engineers and Scientists / Edition 4


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The fifth edition of Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality that facilitates independent learning, with coverage of both the fundamentals and applications. The essentials of MATLAB are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented clearly and intuitively, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas.

This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB or for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB, as well as a self-learning tutorial for professionals and students expected to learn and apply MATLAB.

  • Updated with the features of MATLAB R2012b
  • Expanded discussion of writing functions and scripts
  • Revised and expanded Part II: Applications
  • Expanded section on GUIs
  • More exercises and examples throughout

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123748836
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/30/2009
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brian Hahn was a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. In his career, Brian wrote more than 10 books for teaching programming languages to beginners.

Daniel T. Valentine is Professor Emeritus and was Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. He was also Affiliate Director of the Clarkson Space Grant Program of the New York NASA Space Grant Consortium, a program that provided support for undergraduate and graduate research. His Ph.D. degree is in fluid Mechanics from the Catholic University of America. His BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering are from Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Part 1 ESSENTIALS: Introduction MATLAB Fundamentals Program Designand Algorithm Development MATLAB Functions and Data Import-Export Utilities Logical Vectors Matrices and Arrays Function M-Files Loops MATLAB Graphics Vectors as Arrays and OtherData Structures Errors and Pitfalls Part II APPLICATIONS: Dynamical Systems Simulation Introduction to Numerical Methods Signal Processing SIMULINK Toolbox Symbolics Toolbox Appendices Index

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