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Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, 5th Edition

Book Description

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

• More complete coverage of Matlab windows and menus

• Expanded discussion of writing functions and scripts

• Revised and expanded Part II: Applications

• Expanded section on GUIs

• More exercises and examples throughout

• Extensive teacher support on http://textbooks.elsevier.com: solutions manual, extra

problems, multiple choice questions, PowerPoint slides

• Companion website for students providing M-files used within the book and

selected solutions to end of chapter problems

• Flexible access options: print, e-text, and e-text subscription

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Part 1: Essentials
    1. Part I. Essentials
    2. Chapter 1. Introduction
      1. 1.1 Using MATLAB
      2. 1.2 The desktop
      3. 1.3 Sample program
    3. Chapter 2. MATLAB Fundamentals
      1. 2.1 Variables
      2. 2.2 The workspace
      3. 2.3 Arrays: Vectors and matrices
      4. 2.4 Vertical motion under gravity
      5. 2.5 Operators, expressions, and statements
      6. 2.6 Output
      7. 2.7 Repeating with for
      8. 2.8 Decisions
      9. 2.9 Complex numbers
      10. Summary
      11. Chapter exercises
    4. Chapter 3. Program Design and Algorithm Development
      1. 3.1 The program design process
      2. 3.2 Programming MATLAB functions
      3. Summary
      4. Chapter exercises
    5. Chapter 4. MATLAB Functions and Data Import-Export Utilities
      1. 4.1 Common functions
      2. 4.2 Importing and exporting data
      3. Summary
      4. Chapter exercises
    6. Chapter 5. Logical vectors
      1. 5.1 Examples
      2. 5.2 Logical operators
      3. 5.3 Subscripting with logical vectors
      4. 5.4 Logical functions
      5. 5.5 Logical vectors instead of elseif ladders
      6. Summary
      7. Chapter exercises
    7. Chapter 6. Matrices and Arrays
      1. 6.1 Matrices
      2. 6.2 Matrix operations
      3. 6.3 Other matrix functions
      4. 6.4 Population growth: Leslie matrices
      5. 6.5 Markov processes
      6. 6.6 Linear equations
      7. 6.7 Sparse matrices
      8. Summary
      9. Chapter exercises
    8. Chapter 7. Function M-files
      1. 7.1 Example: Newton’s method again
      2. 7.2 Basic rules
      3. 7.3 Function handles
      4. 7.4 Command/function duality
      5. 7.5 Function name resolution
      6. 7.6 Debugging M-files
      7. 7.7 Recursion
      8. Summary
      9. Chapter exercises
    9. Chapter 8. Loops
      1. 8.1 Determinate repetition with series for
      2. 8.2 Indeterminate repetition with series while
      3. Summary
      4. Chapter exercises
    10. Chapter 9. MATLAB Graphics
      1. 9.1 Basic 2-D graphs
      2. 9.2 3-D plots
      3. 9.3 Handle Graphics
      4. 9.4 Editing plots
      5. 9.5 Animation
      6. 9.6 Color etc.
      7. 9.7 Lighting and camera
      8. 9.8 Saving, printing and exporting graphs
      9. Summary
      10. Chapter exercises
    11. Chapter 10. Vectors as Arrays and Other Data Structures
      1. 10.1 Update processes
      2. 10.2 Frequencies, bar charts, and histograms
      3. 10.3 Sorting
      4. 10.4 Structures
      5. 10.5 Cell arrays
      6. 10.6 Classes and objects
      7. Summary
    12. Chapter 11. Errors and Pitfalls
      1. 11.1 Syntax errors
      2. 11.2 Logic errors
      3. 11.3 Rounding error
      4. Summary
      5. Chapter exercises
  7. Part 2: Applications
    1. Part II. Applications
    2. Chapter 12. Dynamical Systems
      1. 12.1 Cantilever beam
      2. 12.2 Electric current
      3. 12.3 Free fall
      4. 12.4 Projectile with friction
      5. Summary
      6. Chapter exercises
    3. Chapter 13. Simulation
      1. 13.1 Random number generation
      2. 13.2 Spinning coins
      3. 13.3 Rolling dice
      4. 13.4 Bacteria division
      5. 13.5 A random walk
      6. 13.6 Traffic flow
      7. 13.7 Normal (Gaussian) random numbers
      8. Summary
      9. Chapter exercises
    4. Chapter 14. Introduction to Numerical Methods
      1. 14.1 Equations
      2. 14.2 Integration
      3. 14.3 Numerical differentiation
      4. 14.4 First-order differential equations
      5. 14.5 Linear ordinary differential equations (LODEs)
      6. 14.6 Runge-Kutta methods
      7. 14.7 A partial differential equation
      8. 14.8 Other numerical methods
    5. Chapter 15. Signal Processing
      1. 15.1 Harmonic analysis
      2. 15.2 Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
    6. Chapter 16. SIMULINK® Toolbox
      1. 16.1 Mass-spring-damper dynamic system
      2. 16.2 Bouncing ball dynamic system
      3. 16.3 The van der Pol oscillator
      4. 16.4 The Duffing oscillator
      5. Chapter exercises
    7. Chapter 17. Symbolics Toolbox
      1. 17.1 Algebra
      2. 17.2 Calculus
      3. 17.3 Laplace and Z transforms
      4. 17.4 Generalized Functions*
      5. 17.5 Differential equations
      6. 17.6 Implementation of funtool, MuPAD, and help
      7. Chapter exercises
  8. Appendix A. Syntax Quick Reference
    1. A.1 Expressions
    2. A.2 Function M-files
    3. A.3 Graphics
    4. A.4 if and switch
    5. A.5 For and while
    6. A.6 Input/output
    7. A.7 load/save
    8. A.8 Vectors and matrices
  9. Appendix B. Command and Function Quick Reference
    1. B.1 General purpose commands
    2. B.2 Logical functions
    3. B.3 Language constructs and debugging
    4. B.4 Matrices and matrix manipulation
    5. B.5 Mathematical functions
    6. B.6 Matrix functions
    7. B.7 Data analysis
    8. B.8 Polynomial functions
    9. B.9 Function functions
    10. B.10 Sparse matrix functions
    11. B.11 Character string functions
    12. B.12 File I/O functions
    13. B.13 Graphics
  10. Appendix C. ASCII Character Codes
  11. Appendix D. Solutions to Selected Exercises
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Chapter 8
    9. Chapter 9
    10. Chapter 11
    11. Chapter 13
    12. Chapter 14
  12. Index