Introduction to MATLAB, 4th edition

  • Delores M Etter

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Introduction to MATLAB illustrates MATLAB best practices through practical engineering examples. Using a consistent five-step methodology, best-selling author Delores Etter demonstrates the exceptional computational and visualization capabilities of MATLAB. In addition, she integrates real-world engineering and scientific examples with solutions and usable code throughout the text. Written for people with little prior experience with computers, this accessible text also serves as a helpful professional reference.

The 4th Edition offers updated discussions and examples of how to import and export data to other applications such as Excel. And the discussions, screen captures, examples and problem solutions have been updated to reflect MATLAB Version 8.2, R2013b.

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2022) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137848256

Subject: First-Year Engineering

Category: First-Year Engineering

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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