Getting Started with MATLAB 6

Getting Started with MATLAB 6

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Getting Started with MATLAB: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers * Gets you up and running with MATLAB in just a few hours * Features the latest release of MATLAB * Thoroughly introduces the basics you need to get started * Contains six self-guided lessons (Chapter 2) * Covers useful advanced MATLAB functions (Chapters 3-8) * Works as a handy stand-alone tutorial * Supplements any text that uses MATLAB * Includes numerous new problems and examples MATLAB is one of the most widely used tools in the field of engineering 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. Getting Started with MATLAB: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers uses a casual writing style, enhanced by fun and appealing illustrations, to quickly and pleasantly teach readers to enjoy using this high-performance computation and visualization software.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 191.8 x 233.2 x 5.8mm | 449.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous figures and line drawings
  • 0195150147
  • 9780195150148

Table of contents

Preface; CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION; 1.1 What is MATLAB?; 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 This Book?; 1.6 Basics of MATLAB; 1.7 Visit This Again; CHAPTER 2. TUTORIAL LESSONS; 2.1 Lesson 1: A Minimum MATLAB Session; 2.2 Lesson 2: 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; 2.6 Lesson 6: Working with Files and Directories; CHAPTER 3. INTERACTIVE COMPUTATION; 3.1 Matrices and Vectors; 3.2 Matrix and Array Operations; 3.3 Creating and Using Inline Functions; 3.4 Using Built-in Functions and On-line Help; 3.5 Saving and Loading Data; 3.6 Plotting Simple Graphs; CHAPTER 4. PROGRAMMING IN MATLAB: SCRIPTS AND FUNCTIONS; 4.1 Script Files; 4.2 Function Files; 4.3 Language-Specific Features; 4.4 Advanced Data Objectives; CHAPTER 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 Algebra Equations; 5.7 Advanced Topics; CHAPTER 6. GRAPHS; 6.1 Basic 2-D Plots; 6.2 Using Subplot to Layout Multiple Graphs; 6.3 3-D Plots; 6.4 Handle Graphs; 6.5 Saving and Printing Graphs; 6.6 Animation; CHAPTER 7. ERRORS; CHAPTER 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; APPENDIX: 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 & Manipulation; A.9 Character String Functions; A.10 Graphics and Functions; A.11 Applications Functionsshow more

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