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Introduction to MATLAB

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-08-10
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For first-year or introductory Engineering courses.

Illustrating MATLAB best practices through practical engineering examples 

In her 4th Edition of Introduction to MATLAB,best-selling author Delores Etter provides an up-to-date survey of MATLAB©, the technical computing environment of choice for many professional engineers and scientists. Using a consistent five-step methodology for solving engineering problems, Etter demonstrates the exceptional computational and visualization capabilities of MATLAB and integrates real-world engineering and scientific examples with solutions and usable code. This book is suitable as a primary text for an introductory engineering course or as a supplemental text for an intermediate or advanced course. No prior experience with computers is needed. The text is also useful as a professional reference.

Author Biography

Dr. Delores M. Etter, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, leads R&D and acquisition throughout the U.S. Navy. She is the first United States Naval Academy faculty member to hold the Office of Naval Research Distinguished Chair in Science and Technology. Dr. Etter is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of IEEE, AAAS, and ASEE.

Table of Contents

1 An Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving

Engineering Achievements

1.1 Engineering Environment

1.2 Engineering Computing and MATLAB©

1.3 An Engineering Problem-Solving Methodology


2 Getting Started with MATLAB

Engineering Achievement: Wind Tunnels

2.1 Introduction to MATLAB and MATLAB Windows

2.2 Simple Operations

2.3 Output Options

2.4 Saving Your Work


3 MATLAB Functions

Engineering Achievement: Weather Prediction

3.1 Introduction to Functions

3.2 Elementary Mathematical Functions

3.3 Trigonometric Functions

3.4 Data Analysis Functions

3.5 Random Number Generating Functions

3.6 User-Defined Functions


4 Plotting

Engineering Achievement: Ocean Dynamics

4.1 x-y Plots

4.2 Three-Dimensional Plots

4.3 Editing Plots from the Figure Window

4.4 Creating Plots from the Workspace Window


5 Control Structures

Engineering Achievement: Signal Processing

5.1 Relational and Logical Operators

5.2 Selection Structures

5.3 Loops


6 Matrix Computations

Engineering Achievement: Manned Space Flight

6.1 Special Matrices

6.2 Matrix Operations and Functions

6.3 Solutions to Systems of Linear Equations


7 Numerical Techniques

Engineering Achievement: Dynamic Fluid Flow

7.1 Interpolation

7.2 Curve Fitting: Linear and Polynomial Regression

7.3 Using the Interactive Fitting Tool

7.4 Numerical Integration

7.5 Numerical Differentiation


8 Symbolic Mathematics

Engineering Achievement: Geolocation

8.1 Symbolic Algebra

8.2 Equation Solving

8.3 Differentiation and Integration



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