Introduction to MATLAB, 4th edition

  • Delores M Etter

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For first-year or introductory Engineering courses.


Illustrating MATLAB best practices through practical engineering examples 

Best-selling author Delores Etter provides an up-to-date survey of MATLAB® in her 4th Edition of Introduction to MATLAB. 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. The discussions, screen captures, examples, and problem solutions have been updated to reflect MATLAB Version 8.2, R2013b. 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. 

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

ISBN-13: 9780137848256

Subject: First-Year Engineering

Category: First-Year Engineering


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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