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# MATLAB Programming for Engineers - 4th edition

## ISBN10: 049524449X

Edition: 4TH 08
Published: 2008
International: No

## ISBN10: 049524449X

Edition: 4TH 08

### Summary

Emphasizing problem-solving skills throughout this very successful book, Stephen Chapman introduces the MATLAB language and shows how to use it to solve typical technical problems. The book teaches MATLAB as a technical programming language showing students how to write clean, efficient, and well-documented programs. It makes no pretense at being a complete description of all of MATLAB's hundreds of functions. Instead, it teaches students how to locate any desired function with MATLAB 's extensive on line help facilities. Overall, students develop problem-solving skills and are equipped for future courses and careers using the power of MATLAB .

1 - INTODUCTION TO MATLAB 1.1 The Advantages of MATLAB 1.2 Disadvantages of MATLAB 1.3 The MATLAB Environment 1.3.1 The MATLAB Desktop 1.3.2 The Command Window 1.3.3 The Command History Window 1.3.4 The Start Button 1.3.5 The Edit/Debug Window 1.3.6 Figure Windows 1.3.7 Docking and Undocking Windows 1.3.8 The MATLAB Workspace 1.3.9 The Workspace Browser 1.3.10 Getting Help 1.3.11 A Few Important Commands 1.3.12 The MATLAB Search Path 1.4 Using MATLAB as a Scratchpad 1.5 Summary 1.5.1 MATLAB Summary 1.6. Exercises

2 - MATLAB BASICS 2.1 Variables and Arrays 2.2 Initializing Variables in MATLAB 2.2.1 Initializing Variables in Assignment Statements 2.2.2 Initializing with Shortcut Expressions 2.2.3 Initializing with Built-in Functions 2.2.4 Initializing Variables with Keyboard Input 2.3 Multidimensional Arrays 2.3.1 Storing Multidimensional Arrays in Memory 2.3.2 Accessing Multidimensional Arrays with One Dimension 2.4 Subarrays 2.4.1 The end Function 2.4.2 Using Subarrays on the Left-hand Side of an Assignment Statement 2.4.3 Assigning a Scalar to a Subarray 2.5 Special Values 2.6 Displaying Output Data 2.6.1 Changing the Default Format 2.6.2 The disp function 2.6.3 Formatted output with the fprintf function 2.7 Data Files 2.8 Scalar and Array Operations 2.8.1 Scalar Operations 2.8.2 Array and Matrix Operations 2.9 Hierarchy of Operations 2.10 Built-in MATLAB Functions 2.10.1 Optional Results 2.10.2 Using MATLAB Functions with Array Inputs 2.10.3 Common MATLAB Functions 2.11 Introduction to Plotting 2.11.1 Using Simple xy Plots 2.11.2 Printing a Plot 2.11.3 Exporting a Plot as a Graphical Image 2.11.4 Multiple Plots 2.11.5 Line Color, Line Style, Marker Style, and Legends 2.11.6 Logarithmic Scales 2.12 Examples 2.13 Debugging MATLAB Programs 2.14 Summary 2.14.1 Summary of Good Programming Practice 2.14.2 MATLAB Summary 2.15 Exercises

3 - BRANCHING STATEMENTS AND PROGRAM DESIGN 3.1 Introduction to Top-Down Design Techniques 3.2 Use of Pseudocode 3.3 The Logical Data Type 3.3.1 Relational Operators 3.3.2 A Caution About The == And ~= Operators 3.3.3 Logic Operators 3.3.4 Logical Functions 3.4 Branches 3.4.1 The if Construct 3.4.2 Examples Using if Constructs 3.4.3 Notes Concerning the Use of if Constructs 3.4.4 The switch Construct 3.4.5 The try / catch Construct 3.5 Additional Plotting Features 3.5.1 Controlling x- and y-axis Plotting Limits 3.5.2 Plotting Multiple Plots on the Same Axes 3.5.3 Creating Multiple Figures 3.5.4 Subplots 3.5.5 Enhanced Control of Plotted Lines 3.5.6 Enhanced Control of Text Strings 3.5.7 Polar Plots 3.5.8 Annotating and Saving Plots 3.6 More on Debugging MATLAB Programs 3.7 Summary 3.7.1 Summary of Good Programming Practice 3.7.2 MATLAB Summary 3.8 Exercises

4 - LOOPS 4.1 The while Loop 4.2 The for Loop 4.2.1 Details of Operation 4.2.2 The MATLAB Just-In-Time (JIT) Compiler 4.2.3 The break and continue Statements 4.2.4 Nesting Loops 4.3 Logical Arrays and Vectorization 4.3.1 Creating the Equivalent of if/else Constructs with Logical Arrays 4.4 Additional Examples 4.5 Summary 4.5.1 Summary of Good Programming Practice 4.5.2 MATLAB Summary 4.6 Exercises

5 - USER-DEFINED FUNCTIONS 5.1 Introduction to MATLAB Functions 5.2 Variable Passing in MATLAB: The Pass-By-Value Scheme 5.3 Optional Arguments 5.4 Sharing Data Using Global Memory 5.5 Preserving Data Between Calls to a Function 5.6 Function Functions 5.7 Subfunctions, Private Functions, and Nested Functions 5.7.1 Subfunctions 5.7.2 Private Functions 5.7.3 Nested Functions 5.7.4 Order of Function Evaluation 5.8 Summary 5.8.1 Summary of Good Programming Practice 5.8.2 MATLAB Summary 5.9 Exercises

6 - ADDITIONAL DATA TYPES AND PLOT TYPES 6.1 Complex Data 6.1.1 Complex Variables 6.1.2 Using Complex Numbers with Relational Operators 6.1.