Programming Mathematics using MATLAB® is appropriate for readers familiar with sophomore-level mathematics (vectors, matrices, multivariable calculus), and is useful for math courses focused on MATLAB® specifically and those focused on mathematical concepts which seek to utilize MATLAB® in the classroom.
- Provides useful visual examples throughout for student comprehension- Includes valuable, class-tested projects to reinforce both familiarity with MATLAB® and a deeper understanding of mathematical principles- Offers downloadable MATLAB® scripts to supplement practice and provide useful example
Part 1. MATLAB 1. Introduction to MATLAB 2. Vectors and Matrices (Arrays) 3. Plotting in MATLAB 4. Three-Dimensional Plots 5. Functions 6. Control Flow 7. Miscellaneous Commands and Code Improvement
Part 2. Mathematics and MATLAB 8. Transformations and Fern Fractals 9. Complex Numbers and Fractals 10. Series and Taylor Polynomials 11. Numerical Integration 12. The Gram-Schmidt Process
Appendices A. Publishing and Live Scripts B. Final Projects C. Linear Algebra Projects D. Multivariable Calculus Projects
Lisa Oberbroeckling is on the faculty of the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Loyola University Maryland. She has used MATLAB® in her linear algebra and multivariate calculus courses since 2004. She was instrumental in the design and teaching of a Programming Mathematics using MATLAB® course (both 1-credit and 3-credit) within her department. Her research is focused on functional and numerical analysis.