Engineering Computation with MATLAB

ISBN-10: 0136080634

ISBN-13: 9780136080633

Edition: 2nd 2010

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KEY BENEFIT : Updated to comply with MATLAB 2008, this text uses hands-on exercises, engineering industry examples, and a variety of core tools to increase programming proficiency and capability. KEY TOPICS : Introduction to Computers and Programming; Getting Started with MATLAB; Arrays; Execution Control; Functions; Character Strings; Cell Arrays and Structures; File I/O; Recursion; Principles of Problem Solving; Plotting; Matrices; Images; Processing Sound; Numerical Methods; Sorting. Online Chapters: Searching Graphs; OOP; Linked Lists; Binary Trees; N-ary Trees and Graphs; The Cost of Computing. MARKET : An ideal reference for engineering or computer science professionals.
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List price: $175.35
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/8/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Introduction to Computers and Programming
History of Computer Architectures
Computing Systems Today
Executing a MATLAB Program
Problem Solving
Getting Start with MATLAB
Programming Language Background
Basic Data Manipulation
The MATLAB User interface
Engineering Example- Spacecraft Launch
Vectors and Arrays
Concept: Using Built-in Functions
Concept Data Collections
MATLAB Vectors
Engineering Example-Forces and Moments
Engineering Example- Computing Soil Volume
Execution Control
Concept Code Blocks
Conditional Execution in General
if Statements
switch Statements
Iteration in General
for loops
while loops
Engineering Example-computing Liquid Levels
Concepts: Abstraction and Encapsulation
Black Box View of a Function
MATLAB Implementation
Engineering Example-Measuring a Solid Object
Character Strings
Character String Concepts; Mapping Casting, Tokens and Delimiting
MATLAB Implementation
Format Conversion Functions
Character String Operations
Arrays of Strings
Engineering Example-Encryption
Cell Arrays and Structures
Concept Collecting Dissimilar Objects
Cell Arrays
MATLAB Structures
Structure Arrays
Engineering Example-Assembling a Structure
File Input and Output
MATLAB Workspace I/O
High-Level File I/O Functions
Lower-Level File I/O
Engineering Example-Spreadsheet Data
Concept The Activation Stack
Recursion Defined
Implementing a Recursive Function in MATLAB
Wrapper Functions
Tail Recursion
Murual Resursion
Generative Recursion
Examples of Recursion
Engineering Example-Robot Arm Motion
Principles of Problem Solving
Solving Simple Problems
Assembling Solution Steps
Summary of Operations
Solving Larger Problems
Engineering Example-Processing Geopolitical Data
2-D Plotting
3-D Plotting
Surface Plots
Interacting with Plotted Data
Engineering Example-Visualizing Geographic Data
Concept Behavioral Abstraction
Matrix Operations
MATLAB Implementation
Rotating Coordinates
Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations
Engineering Examples
NAture of an Image
Image Types
Reading, Displaying, and Writing Images
Operating on Images
Engineering Example-Detecting Edges
Processing Sound
The Physics of Sound
Recording and Playback
MATLAB Implementation
Time Domain Operations
The Fast Fourier Transform
Frequency Domain Operations
Engineering Example-Oil Rig Structural Integrity
Numerical Methods
Curve Fitting
Numerical Integration
Numerical Differentiation
Engineering Example-Analyzing Rocket Data
Engineering Example-Cleaning up Images
Measuring Algorithm Cost
Algorithms for Sorting Data
Performance Analysis
Applications of Sorting Algorithms
Engineering Examples-A Selection of Countries
Searching Graphs (online)
Object-Oriented Programming (online)
Linked Lists (online)
Binary Trees (online)
N-ary Trees and Graphs (online)
The Cost of Computing (online)
MATLAB Special Characters, Reserved Words, and Symbols A-I
The ASCII Character Set B-I
Internal Number Representation C-I
Web Reference Materials (online)
Answers to True or False and Fill in the Blanks (online)
Index I-I
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