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A Guide to MATLAB

A Guide to MATLAB
For Beginners and Experienced Users

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511217753

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  • This is a short, focused introduction to MATLAB, a comprehensive software system for mathematical and technical computing. It contains concise explanations of essential MATLAB commands, as well easily understood instructions for using MATLAB's programming features, graphical capabilities, simulation models, and rich desktop interface. Written for MATLAB 7 it can also be used with earlier (and later) versions of MATLAB.This book teaches how to graph functions, solve equations, manipulate images, and much more. It contains explicit instructions for using MATLAB's companion software, Simulink, which allows graphical models to be built for dynamical systems. MATLAB's new "publish" feature is discussed, which allows mathematical computations to be combined with text and graphics, to produce polished, integrated, interactive documents.

    • MATLAB is an incredibly rich and complicated software system; this book focuses first on the essentials, then develops finer points through numerous examples
    • Contains a comprehensive introduction to Simulink - MATLAB's companion software for dynamic modeling and to GUIDE - MATLAB's tool for constructing graphical user interfaces (GUIs)
    • There are numerous cross-references interspersed into an attractive layout that makes for easy reading and speedy learning
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    "Major highlights of the book are completely transparent examples of classical yet always intriguing mathematical, statistical, engineering, economics, and physics problems. In addition, the book explains a seamless use with Microsoft Word for integrating MATLAB outputs with documents, reports, presentations, or other on-line processes. Advanced topics with examples include: Monte Carlo simulation, population dynamics, and Linear Programming. Overall, it is an outstanding textbook, and, likewise, should be an integral part of the technical reference shelf for most IT professionals. It is a great resource for wherever MATLAB is available!"
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    "A readable introduction to using MATLAB 7."
    Ian Gladwell, Southern Methodist University for SIAM Review

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511217753
    • contains: 145 b/w illus. 39 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Getting started
    2. MATLAB basics
    3. Interacting with MATLAB
    4. Beyond the basics
    5. MATLAB graphics
    6. M-Books
    7. MATLAB programming
    8. SIMULINK and GUIs
    9. Applications
    10. MATLAB and the internet
    11. Troubleshooting
    Solutions to the practice sets

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    A Guide to MATLAB

    Brian R. Hunt, Ronald L. Lipsman, Jonathan M. Rosenberg, Kevin R. Coombes, John E. Osborn, Garrett J. Stuck

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  • Authors

    Brian R. Hunt, University of Maryland, College Park
    Brian R. Hunt is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.

    Ronald L. Lipsman, University of Maryland, College Park
    Ronald L. Lipsman is a Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland.

    Jonathan M. Rosenberg, University of Maryland, College Park
    Jonathon M. Rosenberg is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.

    Kevin R. Coombes, University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Kevin R. Coombes is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Biomathematics at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas.

    John E. Osborn, University of Maryland, College Park
    John E. Osborn is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.

    Garrett J. Stuck, University of Maryland, College Park
    Garrett J. Stuck is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.

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