Introduction to MATLAB 6 for Engineers
This is a simple, concise, and useful book, explaining MATLAB for freshmen in engineering. MATLAB is presently a globally available standard computational tool for engineers and scientists. The terminology, syntax, and the use of the programming language are well defined and the organization of the material makes it easy to locate information and navigate through the textbook. This new text emphasizes that students do not need to write loops to solve many problems. The MATLAB find command with its relational and logical operators can be used instead of loops in many cases. This was mentioned in Palm's previous MATLAB texts, but receives more emphasis in this MATLAB, 6 edition, starting with Chapter 1, and re-emphasized in Chapter 4.
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Additional Graphics anti-diagonal argument blue cell arrays Chapter closed-form solution column vector create current figure's colormap dde23 function dde23 solver ddef default Delay-Differential Equations Reference diagonal elements differential equation double array Dynamic Field Names element C(m,n empty array error message event function Example 4.4 extract the diagonal f liplr Function first-class data type following program four adjacent fun1 func function handle function is called function name function object fzero game matrix Graphics and Matrix Handles and Subfunctions ield and getf image Function inline function interpolated solution interval Introduction to Matlab logical array main diagonal Matlab checks Matlab data type Matlab documentation Matlab function method nonzero diagonals numeric array Numerical Solution ode solvers options pixel centers primary function Prior to Matlab rectangular patch result returns an empty scalar setf ield sets the axes sol_int spdiags function standard M-file Subscript Supplement to Introduction testfun(x textbook variable