
An Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving 


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An Engineering ProblemSolving Methodology 


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Characteristics of the Matlab Environment 


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Student Edition Version 6 


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Scalars, Vectors, and Matrices 


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Scalar and Array Operations 


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Precedence of Arithmetic Operations 


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Computational Limitations 


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Special Values and Special Matrices 


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Additional Plotting Capabilities 


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Problem Solving Applied: Velocity Computation 


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Math Functions and Trigonometric Functions 


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Elementary Math Functions 


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Variance and Standard Deviation 


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Problem Solving Applied: Flight Simulator 


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StatementLevel Control Structures 


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Relational and Logical Operators 


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Scripts and UserWritten Functions 


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Matrix Operations and Functions 


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Solutions to Systems of Linear Equations 


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Solution Using the Matrix Inverse 


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Solution Using Matrix Left Division 


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Simplification of Mathematical Expressions 


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Operations on Symbolic Expressions 


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Differentiation and Integration 


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CubicSpline Interpolation 


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Curve Fitting: Linear and Polynomial Regression 


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Polyfit and polyval Functions 


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Trapezoidal Rule and Simpson's Rule 


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Matlab Quadrature Functions 


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Problem Solving Applied: Pipeline Flow Analysis 


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Numerical Differentiation 


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Index 

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