Appropriate for courses in introductory engineering, computer methods, engineering mathematics or as a reference in advanced courses.
Best-selling author Delores Etter provides an up-to-date introduction to MATLAB. Presenting a consistent five-step problem-solving methodology, Etter describes the computational and visualization capabilities of MATLAB and illustrates the problem solving process through a variety of engineering examples and applications.
- Numerous examples are provided that emphasize the creation of readable and simple solutions to develop and reinforce problem-solving skills.
- Each chapter is organized around a specific application drawn from a variety of engineering disciplines to demonstrate a particular MATLAB capability. Pg.___
- Grand Challenges are real-world engineering and scientific examples and problems. These unique activities include prediction of weather, climate, and global change; mapping of the human genome; and improvements in vehicle performance. Pg.___
- Practice! problems-short-answer questions that relate to the material just presented-immediately follow most sections so students can determine if they are ready to continue the text, or need further review. Pg.___
- Practice with 2-D and 3-D graphics to help students learn to analyze, interpret, and evaluate data. Pg.___
- A new section discusses the Internet, electronic mail, electronic bulletin boards, and the World Wide Web. Several Web sites are listed that contain more information related to this text and to MATLAB. Pg.___
- Student aids are located throughout the text.
New to this Edition
- NEW-A new section discusses the Internet, electronic mail, electronic bulletin boards, and the World Wide Web. Several Web sites are listed that contain more information related to this text and to MATLAB.
- NEW-Student aids are located throughout the text.
- Margin notes are used to help the reader identify important concepts and easily locate specific topics.
- Style notes show students how to write MATLAB statements that incorporate good software discipline.
- Debugging notes help students recognize common errors so that they can avoid them.
Table of Contents
I. FUNDAMENTAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING. 1. Engineering Problem Solving. 2. MATLAB Environment. 3. MATLAB Functions. 4. Linear Algebra and Matrices.
II. NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES. 5. Solutions to Systems of Linear Equations. 6. Interpolation and Curve Fitting. 7. Numerical Integration and Differentiation. 8. Ordinary Differential Equations.
III. SPECIAL TOPICS. 9. Symbolic Mathematics. 10. Signal Processing. 11. Control Systems. Appendix A: MATLAB Function Summary. Complete Solutions to Practice! Problems. Index.