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Essentials of MATLAB� Programming

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ISBN-10: 049529568X

ISBN-13: 9780495295686

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Stephen J. Chapman

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Stephen Chapman's Essentials of MATLAB Programming is a successful freshman-level text that is useable in a wide range of courses. This brief text serves two purposes -- it teaches how to program using MATLAB as a technical programming language as well as teaching students the basics of computer programming. Using top-down design methodology, the text encourages students to think about the proper design of a program before coding. Problem solving skills as well as the ability to locate desired functions within MATLAB are also presented making this text a useful reference tool.
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 11/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 412
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction to Matlab
The Advantages of MATLAB
Disadvantages of MATLAB
The MATLAB Environment
The MATLAB Desktop
The Command Window
The Command History Window
The Start Button
The Edit/Debug Window
Figure Windows
Docking and Undocking Windows
The MATLAB Workspace
The Workspace Browser
Getting Help
A Few Important Commands
The MATLAB Search Path
Using MATLAB as a Scratchpad
MATLAB Summary
Matlab Basics
Variables and Arrays
Initializing Variables in MATLAB
Initializing Variables in Assignment Statements
Initializing with Shortcut Expressions
Initializing with Built-in Functions
Initializing Variables with Keyboard Input
Multidimensional Arrays
Storing Multidimensional Arrays in Memory
Accessing Multidimensional Arrays with One Dimension
The end Function
Using Subarrays on the Left-hand Side of an Assignment Statement
Assigning a Scalar to a Subarray
Special Values
Displaying Output Data
Changing the Default Format
The disp function
Formatted output with the fprintf function
Data Files
Scalar and Array Operations
Scalar Operations
Array and Matrix Operations
Hierarchy of Operations
Built-in MATLAB Functions
Optional Results
Using MATLAB Functions with Array Inputs
Common MATLAB Functions
Introduction to Plotting
Using Simple xy Plots
Printing a Plot
Exporting a Plot as a Graphical Image
Multiple Plots
Line Color, Line Style, Marker Style, and Legends
Logarithmic Scales
Debugging MATLAB Programs
Summary of Good Programming Practice
MATLAB Summary
Branching Statements and Program Design
Introduction to Top-Down Design Techniques
Use of Pseudocode
The Logical Data Type
Relational Operators
A Caution About The == And