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MATLAB Programming for Engineers

ISBN-10: 0534424171
ISBN-13: 9780534424176
Edition: 3rd 2005
List price: $235.95
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Description: Emphasizing problem-solving skills throughout this very successful book, Stephen Chapman introduces the MATLAB language and shows how to use it to solve typical technical problems. The book teaches MATLAB as a technical programming language, showing  More...

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Book details

List price: $235.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 8/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Emphasizing problem-solving skills throughout this very successful book, Stephen Chapman introduces the MATLAB language and shows how to use it to solve typical technical problems. The book teaches MATLAB as a technical programming language, showing students how to write clean, efficient, and well-documented programs. It makes no pretense at being a complete description of all of MATLAB's hundreds of functions. Instead, it teaches students how to locate any desired function with MATLAB's extensive online help facilities. Overall, students develop problem-solving skills and are equipped for future courses and careers with the power of MATLAB.

Introduction to Matlab
The Advantages of Matlab
Disadvantages of Matlab
The Matlab Environment
Using Matlab as a Srcratchpad
Summary
Exercises
Matlab Basics
Variables and Arrays
Initializing Variables in Matlab
Multidimensional Arrays
Subarrays
Special Values
Displaying Output Data
Data Files
Scalar and Array Operations
Hierarchy of Operations
Built-in Matlab Functions
Introduction to Plotting
Examples
Debugging Matlab Programs
Summary
Exercises
Branching Statements and Program Design
Introduction to Top-Down Design Techniques
Use of Pseudocode
Relational and Logical Operators
Branches
Additional Plotting Features
More on Debugging Matlab Programs
Summary
Exercises
Loops
The while Loop
The for Loop
Logical Arrays and Vectorization
Additional Examples
Summary
Exercises
User-Defined Functions
Introduction to Matlab Functions
Variable Passing in Matlab: The Pass-By-Value Scheme
Optional Arguments
Sharing Data Using Global Memory
Preserving Data Between Calls to a Function
Function Functions
Subfunctions and Private Functions
Summary
Exercises
Complex Data, Character Data, and Additional Plot Types
Complex Data
String Functions
Multidimensional Arrays
Additional Two-Dimensional Plots
Three-Dimensional Plots
Summary
Exercises
Sparse Arrays, Cell Arrays, and Structures
Sparse Arrays
Cell Arrays
Structure Arrays
Summary
Exercises
Input/Output Functions
The textread Function
More about the load and save Commands
An Introduction to Matlab File Processing
File Opening and Closing
Binary I/O Functions
Formatted I/O Functions
Comparing Formatted and Binary I/O Functions
File Positioning and Status Functions
Function uiimport
Summary
Exercises
Handle Graphics
The Matlab Graphics System
Object Handles
Examining and Changing Object Properties
Using set to List Possible Property Values
User-Defined Date
Finding Objects
Selecting Objects with the Mouse
Position and Units
Printer Positions
Default and Factory Properties
Graphics Object Properties
Summary
Exercises
Graphical User Interfaces
How a Graphical User Interface Works
Creating and Displaying a Graphical User Interface
Object Properties
Graphical User Interface Components
Dialog Boxes
Menus
Tips for Creating Efficient GUIs
Summary
Exercises
ASCII Character Set
Answers to Quizzes
Index

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