# Introduction to MATLAB, Global Edition (3rd edition)

By: Delores Etter (author)Paperback

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### Description

For first-year or introductory Engineering courses Best-selling author Delores Etter provides an up-to-date introduction to MATLAB. Using 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. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. It will help: *Customize your Course with ESource: Instructors can adopt this title as is, or use the ESource website to select the chapters they need, in the sequence they want. *Present a Consistent Methodology for Solving Engineering Problems: Chapter 1 introduces a five-step process for solving engineering problems using the computer *Describe the Exceptional Computational and Visualization Capabilities of MATLAB: Students will gain a clear understanding of how to use MATLAB. *Illustrate the Problem-solving Process through a Variety of Engineering Examples and Applications: Numerous examples emphasize the creation of readable and simple solutions to develop and reinforce problem-solving skills. *Keep your Course Current with Discussion of the Latest Technologies: The discussions, screen captures, examples, and problem solutions have been updated to reflect MATLAB Version 8.2, R2013b.

### Contents

1 * AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING 1 Engineering Achievements 1 1.1 Engineering Environment 1 1.2 Engineering Computing and MATLAB 2 1.3 An Engineering Problem-Solving Methodology 7 2 * GETTING STARTED WITH MATLAB 16 Engineering Achievement: Wind Tunnels 16 2.1 Introduction to MATLAB and MATLAB Windows 16 2.2 Simple Operations 24 2.3 Output Options 39 2.4 Saving Your Work 44 3 * MATLAB FUNCTIONS 56 Engineering Achievement:Weather Prediction 56 3.1 Introduction to Functions 56 3.2 Elementary Mathematical Functions 59 3.3 Trigonometric Functions 64 3.4 Data Analysis Functions 68 3.5 Random Number Generating Functions 79 3.6 User-Defined Functions 86 4 * PLOTTING 96 Engineering Achievement: Ocean Dynamics 96 4.1 x-y Plots 96 4.2 Three-Dimensional Plots 118 4.3 Editing Plots from the Menu Bar 123 4.4 Creating Plots from the Workspace Window 125 5 * CONTROL STRUCTURES 130 Engineering Achievement: Signal Processing 130 5.1 Relational and Logical Operators 130 5.2 Selection Structures 133 5.3 Loops 144 6 * MATRIX COMPUTATIONS 152 Engineering Achievement: Manned Space Flight 152 6.1 Special Matrices 152 6.2 Matrix Operations and Functions 158 6.3 Solutions to Systems of Linear Equations 169 7 * SYMBOLIC MATHEMATICS 179 Engineering Achievement: Geolocation 179 7.1 Symbolic Algebra 179 7.2 Equation Solving 185 7.3 Differentiation and Integration 191 8 * NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES 197 Engineering Achievement: Dynamic Fluid Flow 197 8.1 Interpolation 197 8.2 Curve Fitting: Linear and Polynomial Regression 206 8.3 Using the Interactive Fitting Tool 214 8.4 Numerical Integration 218 8.5 Numerical Differentiation 221 INDEX

### Product Details

• publication date: 06/01/2015
• ISBN13: 9781292019390
• Format: Paperback
• Number Of Pages: 256
• ID: 9781292019390
• weight: 400
• ISBN10: 1292019395
• edition: 3rd edition

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