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Preface | p. v |
Computing Tools | p. 3 |
Introduction | p. 3 |
Analytic and Algorithmic Solutions | p. 4 |
Approaches to Engineering Computation | p. 11 |
Data Representation | p. 13 |
Excel Fundamentals | p. 21 |
Introduction | p. 21 |
The Excel Interface | p. 21 |
Tutorial: Entering and Formatting Data with Excel | p. 24 |
Tutorial: Entering and Formatting Formulas with Excel | p. 30 |
Tutorial: Using Built-in Functions | p. 38 |
Tutorial: Performing Logical Tests Using the IF Statement | p. 43 |
Tutorial: Using Lookup Tables | p. 50 |
Tutorial: Interpolating with Excel | p. 54 |
MATLAB Fundamentals | p. 63 |
Introduction | p. 63 |
The MATLAB Interface | p. 63 |
Tutorial: Using the Command Window for Interactive Computation | p. 64 |
Tutorial: Using MATLAB Script Files | p. 74 |
Tutorial: Using MATLAB Function Files | p. 82 |
Tutorial: Computing With One-Dimensional Arrays | p. 86 |
Tutorial: Computing With Two-Dimensional Arrays | p. 93 |
Tutorial: Saving a MATLAB Session | p. 98 |
MATLAB Programming | p. 105 |
Introduction | p. 105 |
Flowcharts | p. 105 |
Tutorial: Loop Commands | p. 108 |
Tutorial: Logical Branching Statements | p. 117 |
Tutorial: Combining Loops and Logic | p. 127 |
Tutorial: Formating MATLAB Output | p. 132 |
Plotting Data | p. 143 |
Introduction | p. 143 |
Types of Graphs | p. 143 |
XY Graphs | p. 147 |
Guidelines for Producing Good Graphs | p. 178 |
Tutorial: Creating Other Types of Graphs with Excel | p. 180 |
Finding the Roots of Equations | p. 197 |
Introduction | p. 197 |
Motivation | p. 198 |
Roots of Equations: Theory | p. 199 |
Tutorial: Solution of General Nonlinear Equations Using MATLAB | p. 209 |
Tutorial: Solution of Polynomial Equations Using MATLAB | p. 211 |
Tutorial: Solution of General Nonlinear Equations Using Excel | p. 214 |
Matrix Mathematics | p. 221 |
Introduction | p. 221 |
Properties of Matrices | p. 221 |
Tutorial: Matrix Operations using Excel | p. 225 |
Tutorial: Matrix Operations using MATLAB | p. 230 |
Solving Simultaneous Equations | p. 239 |
Introduction | p. 239 |
Systems of Linear Equations | p. 239 |
Tutorial: Solutions of Linear Equations Using Excel | p. 240 |
Tutorial: Solutions to Simultaneous Linear Equations Using MATLAB | p. 247 |
Tutorial: Solving Nonlinear Simultaneous Equations Using Excel | p. 250 |
Numerical Integration | p. 259 |
Introduction | p. 259 |
Concepts from Calculus | p. 259 |
Tutorial: Numerical Integration of Functions | p. 263 |
Tutorial: Numerical Integration of Measured Data | p. 276 |
Optimization | p. 287 |
Introduction | p. 287 |
Engineering Optimization | p. 288 |
Formulating an Optimization Problem | p. 290 |
Solution of an Optimization Problem | p. 292 |
Solution of an Optimization Problem Using MATLAB | p. 301 |
Solution of an Optimization Problem Using Excel | p. 308 |
Tutorial: Engineering Application of Linear Constrained Optimization | p. 317 |
Index | p. 327 |
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