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Engineer's Guide to MATLAB With Applications from Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, and Civil Engineering

ISBN-10: 0131454994

ISBN-13: 9780131454996

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: Edward B. Magrab, Shapour Azarm, Balakumar Balachandran, James Duncan, Gregory Walsh

List price: $103.00
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For undergraduate engineering courses in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Civil, and Electrical engineering that require/use MATLAB. This authoritative text guides students in developing a strong working knowledge of MATLAB to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Since solving these problems usually involves writing relatively short, one-time-use programs, the authors demonstrate how to effectively develop such programs in MATLABprograms that are compact yet readable, easy to debug, and execute fast. Emphasis is on using MATLAB to obtain solutions to several classes of engineering problems, so technical material is presented in summary form only.
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 725
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

(Note: Each chapter concludes with Exercises.)
The Matlab Environment
Ways to Use Matlab
Online Help
Some Suggestions on How to Use Matlab
Organization of the Book and its Goals
Summary of Functions Introduced in
Matrices and Matlab
Matrices and Vectors
Creation of Vectors
Creation of Matrices
Dot Operations
Mathematical Operation with Matrices
Summary of Functions Introduced in
Data Input Output
Strings and Annotated Output
Input Output Data Files
Cell Arrays
Input Microsoft Excel Files
Summary of Functions Introduced in
Program Flow Control
Introduction-Logical Operator
Control of Program Flow
Summary of Functions Introduced in
Creating Functions
User Defined Functions, Function Handles, and feval
Matlab Functions That Operate on Arrays of Data
Matlab Functions That Require User-Created Functions
The Symbolic Toolbox and the Creation of Functions
Summary of Functions Introduced in
2D Graphics
Basic 2D Plotting Commands
Graph Annotation and Visual Enhancement
Summary of Functions Introduced in
3D Graphics
Lines in 3D
Summary of Functions Introduced in
Design of Machine Elements
Vectors, Forces, and the Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
Stresses and Deflections in Beams, Columns, and Shafts
Stresses in Spur Gears
Kinematics of a Four-Bar Linkage
Cam Profiles and Synthesis
Hydrodynamic Bearings