MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, winner of TAA's 2017 Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty"), guides the reader through both programming and built-in functions to easily exploit MATLAB's extensive capabilities for tackling engineering and scientific problems. Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments, and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and the power of MATLAB. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect the functionality of the current version of MATLAB (R2018a), including the addition of local functions in scripts, the new string type, coverage of recently introduced functions to import data from web sites, and updates to the Live Editor and App Designer.
Stormy Attaway is Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator for Special Programs within the Mechanical Engineering Department at Boston University. She also currently serves as Director of Curricular Assessment and Improvement for the College of Engineering. In this capacity, she coordinates the curricular assessment and improvement programs within the College, in order to better the academic experience of the undergraduates. She has been the course coordinator for the Engineering Computation courses at Boston University for over twenty years, and has taught a variety of programming courses using many different languages and software packages.
Part 1: Introduction to Programming Using MATLAB 1. Introduction to MATLAB 2. Vectors and Matrices 3. Introduction to MATLAB Programming 4. Selection Statements 5. Loop Statements and Vectorizing Code 6. MATLAB Programs 7. String Manipulation 8. Data Structures Part 2: Advanced Topics for Problem Solving with MATLAB 9. Data Transfer 10. Advanced Functions 11. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Graphics 12. Advanced Plotting Techniques 13. Sights and Sounds 14. Advanced Mathematics