MATLAB Primer, Sixth Edition

MATLAB Primer, Sixth Edition

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The new edition of this bestselling primer features the latest release of the powerhouse mathematics software package MATLAB, version 6.1. MATLAB recently incorporated an extensive graphical user interface (GUI), and now, more than ever, it offers an intuitive language for expressing problems and solutions both mathematically and graphically.

This edition of the Primer offers a complete overview of the new GUI along with a host of other refinements.

More emphasis on matrix operations and a new section on the find function that helps you avoid using cumbersome DO loops and makes your code faster and easier to read

Full descriptions of all examples, which are now linked to lead you through each chapter, showing how to input and use each example in actual problems

A new chapter on programming that clearly shows how to call a C routine from MATLAB

New discussions on sparse matrix ordering and visualizations that show how to take advantage of sparsity and solve problems that may otherwise be intractable

Why spend endless hours struggling through thick manuals when the MATLAB Primer, Sixth Edition can get you going in a fraction of the time? It provides streamlined but thorough coverage, convenient size, and an economical price that make it not only an outstanding introduction for new users, but a handy reference for those already using MATLAB to solve real problems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 103.1 x 165.1 x 9.9mm | 117.94g
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 6th New edition
  • 1584882948
  • 9781584882947

Table of contents

ACCESSING MATLAB
The MATLAB Desktop
Help Window
Launch Pad Window
Command Window
Workspace Window
Command History Window
Array Editor Window
Current Directory Window
MATLAB's Path
MATRICES AND MATRIX OPERATIONS
Referencing Individual Entries
Matrix Operators
Matrix Division
Entry-Wise Operators
Relational Operators
Complex Numbers
Strings
Other Data Types
SUBMATRICES AND COLON NOTATION
Generating Vectors
Accessing Submatrices
MATLAB FUNCTIONS
Constructing Matrices
Scalar Functions
Vector Functions
Matrix Functions
The Find Function
CONTROL FLOW STATEMENTS
The for Loop
The while Loop
The if Statement
The switch Statement
The try/catch Statement
Matrix Expressions (if and while)
Infinite Loops
M-FILES
M-file Editor/Debugger Window
Script Files
Function Files
Multiple Inputs and Outputs
Variable Arguments
Comments and Documentation
Entering Large Matrices
ADVANCED M-FILE FEATURES
Function References
Name Resolution
Error Messages
User Input
Efficient Code
Performance Measures
Profile
CALLING C FROM MATLAB
A Simple Example
C versus MATLAB Arrays
A Matrix Computation in C
MATLAB MX and MEX Routines
Online Help for MEX Routines
Larger Examples on the Web
TWO-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS
Planar Plots
Multiple Figures
Graph of a Function
Parametrically Defined Curves
Titles, Labels, Text in a Graph
Control of Axes and Scaling
Multiple Plots
Line Types, Marker Types, Colors
Subplots and Specialized Plots
Graphics Hard Copy
THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS
Curve Plots
Mesh and Surface Plots
Color Shading and Color Profile
Perspective of View
Parametrically Defined Surfaces
ADVANCED GRAPHICS
Handle Graphics
Graphical User Interface
SPARSE MATRIX COMPUTATIONS
Storage Modes
Generating Sparse Matrices
Computation with Sparse Matrices
Ordering Methods
Visualizing Matrices
THE SYMBOLIC MATH TOOLBOX
Symbolic Variables
Calculus
Variable Precision Arithmetic
Numeric Evaluation
Algebraic Simplification
Graphs of Functions
Symbolic Matrix Operations
Symbolic Linear Algebraic Functions
Solving Algebraic Equations
Solving Differential Equations
Further Maple Access
HELP TOPICS
General
Operators and Special Characters
Programming Language Constructs
Elementary Matrices and Matrix Manipulation
Elementary Math Functions
Specialized Math Functions
Matrix Functions - Numerical Linear Algebra
Data analysis and Fourier Transforms
Audio Support
Interpolation and Polynomials
Function Functions and ODE Solvers
Sparse Matrices
Two-Dimensional Graphs
Three-Dimensional Graphs
Specialized Graphs
Handle Graphics
Graphical User Interface Tools
Character Strings
File Input/Output
Time and Dates
Data Types and Structures
Version Control Commands
Microsoft Windows Functions
Demos
Preferences
Symbolic Math Toolbox
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
MATLAB
MATLAB Toolboxes
Simulink
Simulink Blocksets
INDEX
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