Getting Started with MATLAB 5

Getting Started with MATLAB 5 : A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

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MATLAB, a software package for high-performance numerical computation and visualization, is a tool widely used across engineering departments today. Its broad appeal lies in its interactive environment with hundreds of built-in functions for technical computation, graphics, and animation. It provides easy extensibility with its own high-level programming language. This text is intended to get the reader started in MATLAB quickly and pleasantly. Designed to get the reader up and running with MATLAB in a few short hours, chapters one and two provide a thorough introduction to the basics and five self-guided lessons. Remaining chapters cover useful and interesting elementary, advanced, and special MATLAB functions. This text is intended for engineering and science students looking for a quick introduction to MATLAB.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 192 x 234.7 x 11.9mm | 417.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 150 line figures
  • 0195129474
  • 9780195129472

Table of contents

PREFACE; 1. Introduction; 1.1 What is MATLAB5?; 1.2 Does MATLAB Do Symbolic Calculations?; 1.3 Will MATLAB Run On My Computer?; 1.4 Where Do I Get MATLAB?; 1.5 How Do I Use MATLAB?; 2. Tutorial Lessons; 2.1 Lesson 1: A Minimum MATLAB Session; 2.2 Lesson 2: Creating and Working with Arrays of Numbers; 2.3 Lesson 3: Creating and Printing Simple Plots; 2.4 Lesson 4: Creating, Saving, and Executing A Script File; 2.5 Lesson 5: Creating and Executing a Function File; 3. Interactive Computation; 3.1 Matrices and Vectors; 3.2 Matrix and Array Operations; 3.3 Using Built-In Functions and Help; 3.4 Saving and Loading Data; 3.5 Plotting Simple Graphs; 4. Programming in MATLAB: Scripts and Functions; 4.1 Script Files; 4.2 Function Files; 4.3 Language-Specific Features; 4.4 Advanced Data Objects; 5. Applications; 5.1 Linear Algebra; 5.2 Curve Fitting and Interpolation; 5.3 Data Analysis and Statistics; 5.4 Numerical Integration (Quadrature); 5.5 Ordinary Differential Equations; 5.6 Nonlinear Algebraic Equations; 6. Graphics; 6.1 Basic 2-D Plots; 6.2 Using Subplot to Layout Multiple Graphs; 6.3 3.D Plots; 6.4 Handle Graphics; 6.5 Saving and Printing Graphs; 6.6 Animation; 7. Errors; 8. What Else Is There?; 8.1 The Symbolic Math Toolbox; 8.2 Debugging Tools; 8.3 External Interface: Mex-Files; 8.4 Graphics User Interface; A. The MATLAB Language Reference; A.1 Punctuation Marks and Other Symbols; A.2 General Purpose Commands; A.3 Special Variables and Constants; A.4 Language Constructs and Debugging; A.5 File I/O; A.6 Operators and Logical Functions; A.7 Math Functions; A.8 Matrices: Creation and Manipulation; A.9 Character String Functions; A.10 Graphics Functions; A.11 Applications Functionsshow more

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