Introduction to MATLAB for Engineers – William J. Palm III – 3rd Edition


Written for use in a first-year introductory MATLAB course, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to MATLAB, drawing from numerous problems. The book introduces MATLAB programming, problem-solving methodology, Simulink, and Symbolic Math Toolbox, and is based on the author’s experience teaching an introductory MATLAB course.

Introduction to MATLAB for is a simple, concise book designed to be useful for beginners and to be kept as a reference. MATLAB is 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. The text covers all the major capabilities of MATLAB that are useful for beginning students.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Overview of MATLAB
Chapter 2. Numeric, Cell, and Structure Arrays
Chapter 3. Functions and Files
Chapter 4. Decision-Making Programs
Chapter 5. Advanced Plotting
Chapter 6. Model Building and Regression
Chapter 7. Linear Algebraic Equations
Chapter 8. Probability, Statistics, and Interpolation
Chapter 9. Numerical Methods for Calculus and Differential Equations
Chapter 10. Simulink
Chapter 11. MuPAD
Appendix A. Guide to Commands and Functions In This Text
Appendix B. Animation and Sound in MATLAB
Appendix C. Formatted Output in MATLAB

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