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MATLAB: An Introduction with Applications 4th Edition walks readers through the ins and outs of this powerful software for technical computing. The first chapter describes basic features of the program and shows how to use it in simple arithmetic operations with scalars. The next two chapters focus on the topic of arrays (the basis of MATLAB), while the remaining text covers a wide range of other applications. MATLAB: An Introduction with Applications 4th Edition is presented gradually and in great detail, generously illustrated through computer screen shots and step-by-step tutorials, and applied in problems in mathematics, science, and engineering.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Starting With MATLAB.

1.1 Starting MATLAB, MATLAB Windows.

1.2 Working In The Command Window.

1.3 Arithmetic Operations With Scalars.

1.4 Display Formats.

1.5 Elementary Math Built-In Functions.

1.6 Defining Scalar Variables.

1.7 Useful Commands For Managing Variables.

1.8 Script Files.

1.9 Examples of MATLAB Applications.

1.10 Problems.

Chapter 2 Creating Arrays.

2.1 Creating A One-Dimensional Array (Vector).

2.2 Creating A Two-Dimensional Array (Matrix).

2.3 Notes About Variables In MATLAB.

2.4 The Transpose Operator.

2.5 Array Addressing.

2.6 Using A Colon : In Addressing Arrays.

2.7 Adding Elements To Existing Variables.

2.8 Deleting Elements.

2.9 Built-In Functions For Handling Arrays.

2.10 Strings And Strings As Variables.

2.11 Problems.

Chapter 3 Mathematical Operations With Arrays.

3.1 Addition And Subtraction.

3.2 Array Multiplication.


3.4 Element-By-Element Operations.

3.5 Using Arrays In MATLAB Built-In Math Functions.

3.6 Built-In Functions For Analyzing Arrays.

3.7 Generation Of Random Numbers.

3.8 Examples Of Matlab Applications.

3.9 Problems.

Chapter 4 Using Script Files And Managing Data.

4.1 The MATLAB Workspace And The Workspace Window.

4.2 Input To A Script File.

4.3 Output Commands.

4.4 THE save AND load COMMANDS.

4.5 Importing And Exporting Data.

4.6 Examples Of MATLAB Applications.

4.7 Problems.

Chapter 5 Two-Dimensional Plots.

5.1 THE plot COMMAND.

5.2 THE fplot COMMAND.

5.3 Plotting Multiple Graphs In The Same Plot.

5.4 Formatting A Plot.

5.5 Plots With Logarithmic Axes.

5.6 Plots With Error Bars.

5.7 Plots With Special Graphics.

5.8 Histograms.


5.10 Putting Multiple Plots On The Same Page.

5.11 Multiple Figure Windows.

5.12 Examples Of MATLAB Applications.


Chapter 6 Programming In MATLAB.

6.1 Relational And Logical Operators.

6.2 Conditional Statements.

6.3 The Switch-Case Statement.

6.4 Loops.

6.5 Nested Loops And Nested Conditional Statements.

6.6 The Break And Continue Commands.

6.7 Examples Of Matlab Applications.

6.8 Problems.

Chapter 7 User-Defined Functions And Function Files.

7.1 Creating A Function File.

7.2 Structure Of A Function File.

7.3 Local And Global Variables.

7.4 Saving A Function File.

7.5 Using A User-Defined Function.

7.6 Examples Of Simple User-Defined Functions.

7.7 Comparison Between Script Files And Function Files.

7.8 Anonymous And Inline Functions.

7.9 Function Functions.

7.10 Subfunctions.

7.11 Nested Functions.

7.12 Examples Of MATLAB Applications.

7.13 Problems.

Chapter 8 Polynomials, Curve Fitting, And Interpolation.

8.1 Polynomials.

8.2 Curve Fitting.

8.3 Interpolation.

8.4 The Basic Fitting Interface.

8.5 Examples Of MATLAB Applications.

8.6 Problems.

Chapter 9 Applications In Numerical Analysis.

9.1 Solving An Equation With One Variable.

9.2 Finding A Minimum Or A Maximum Of A Function.

9.3 Numerical Integration.

9.4 Ordinary Differential Equations.

9.5 Examples Of MATLAB Applications.

9.6 Problems.

Chapter 10 Three-Dimensional Plots.

10.1 Line Plots.

10.2 Mesh And Surface Plots.

10.3 Plots With Special Graphics.

10.4 The View Command.

10.5 Examples Of MATLAB Applications.

10.6 Problems.

Chapter 11 Symbolic Math.

11.1 Symbolic Objects And Symbolic Expressions.

11.2 Changing The Form Of An Existing Symbolic Expression.

11.3 Solving Algebraic Equations.

11.4 Differentiation.

11.5 Integration.

11.6 Solving An Ordinary Differential Equation.

11.7 Plotting Symbolic Expressions.

11.8 Numerical Calculations With Symbolic Expressions.

11.9 Examples of MATLAB Applications.


Appendix: Summary of Characters, Commands, and Functions.

Answers To Selected Problems.


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