MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, Fifth Edition, winner of a 2017 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty), guides the reader through both programming and built-in functions to easily exploit MATLAB's extensive capabilities for tackling engineering problems. The book starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and power of MATLAB. This updated edition reflects the functionality of the current version of MATLAB, including the addition of local functions in scripts in Chapter 3, reworked chapters (7: String Manipulation, and 9: Data Transfer).
In addition, coverage of recently introduced functions, including jsondecode and jsonencode, and updates to the Live Editor and to App Designer are included.
- Presents programming concepts and MATLAB built-in functions side-by-side
- Offers a systematic, step-by-step approach, building on concepts throughout the book and facilitating easier learning
- Includes sections on common pitfalls and programming guidelines to direct students toward best practices
- Combines basic programming concepts, built-in functions, and advanced topics for problem-solving with MATLAB, making the book suitable for a wide range of courses across curriculum
Part 1: Introduction to Programming Using MATLAB 1. Introduction to MATLAB 2. Vectors and Matrices 3. Introduction to MATLAB Programming 4. Selection Statements 5. Loop Statements and Vectorizing Code 6. MATLAB Programs 7. String Manipulation 8. Data Structures
Part 2: Advanced Topics for Problem Solving with MATLAB 9. Data Transfer 10. Advanced Functions 11. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Graphics 12. Advanced Plotting Techniques 13. Sights and Sounds 14. Advanced Mathematics
Stormy Attaway is Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator for Special Programs within the Mechanical Engineering Department at Boston University. She also currently serves as Director of Curricular Assessment and Improvement for the College of Engineering. In this capacity, she coordinates the curricular assessment and improvement programs within the College, in order to better the academic experience of the undergraduates. She has been the course coordinator for the Engineering Computation courses at Boston University for over twenty years, and has taught a variety of programming courses using many different languages and software packages.