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Essentials of Matlab

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ISBN-10: 0495073008

ISBN-13: 9780495073000

Edition: 2006

Authors: Stephen J. Chapman

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This text is intended for a first course in programming for engineers and scientists using MATLAB. Chapman's Essentials of MATLAB uses a proven top-down design methodology, used consistently throughout the text, which encourages students to think about proper design of a program before coding. It also teaches the proper use of MATLAB's built in tools to make programming and debugging easier. Tools covered include the Editor/Debugger, Workspace Browser, Help Browser and GUI design tools.
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Book details

List price: $147.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540

Introduction To Matlab
The Advantages of MATLAB
Disadvantages of MATLAB
The MATLAB Environment
Using MATLAB as a Scratchpad
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
The Logical Data Type
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, Private Functions, and Nested Functions
Summary
Exercises
Additional Data Types And Plot Types
Complex Data
String Functions
Multidimensional Arrays
Additional Two-Dimensional Plots
Three-Dimensional Plots
Summary
Exercises
Cell Arrays, Structures And Handle Graphics
Cell Arrays
Structure Arrays
Handle Graphics
Position and Units
Printer Positions
Default and Factory Properties
Graphics Object Properties
Summary
Exercises
Appendices
ASCII Character Set
Answers to Quizzes
Index