An Introduction to Programming and Numerical Methods in MATLAB

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2005 - Mathematics - 464 pages
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MATLAB is a powerful programme, which naturally lends itself to the rapid implementation of most numerical algorithms. This text, which uses MATLAB, gives a detailed overview of structured programming and numerical methods for the undergraduate student.

The book covers numerical methods for solving a wide range of problems, from integration to the numerical solution of differential equations or the simulation of random processes. Each chapter includes extensive examples and tasks, at varying levels of complexity. For practice, the early chapters include programmes that require debugging by the reader, while full solutions are given for all the tasks. The book also includes:

  • a glossary of MATLAB commands
  • appendices of mathematical techniques used in numerical methods.

Designed as a text for a first course in programming and algorithm design, as well as in numerical methods courses, the book will be of benefit to a wide range of students from mathematics and engineering, to commerce.


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Matrices 169
Numerical Integration
Solving Differential Equations 247
Simulations and Random Numbers
A A Mathematical Introduction to Matrices
B Glossary of Useful Terms
Solutions to Tasks 389

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Steve Otto was formerly a lecturer at Birmingham University but now heads a research unit at St. Andrews, UK. This book is based on courses taught at Birmingham and at Adelaide to students in mathematics, engineering and economics.

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