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
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
Appendix I - MATLAB® Functions not including those listed in the “Explore Other Interesting Features? sections
Appendix II - MATLAB® and Simulink Toolboxes