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Matlab Demystified (07 Edition)by David Mcmahon
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Need to Learn MATLAB? Problem SOLVED!
Get started using MATLAB right away with help from this hands-on guide. MATLAB Demystified offers an effective and enlightening method for learning how to get the most out this powerful computational mathematics tool.
Using an easy-to-follow format, this book explains the basics of MATLAB up front. You'll find out how to plot functions, solve algebraic equations, and compute integrals. You'll also learn how to solve differential equations, generate numerical solutions of ODEs, and work with special functions. Packed with hundreds of sample equations and explained solutions, and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you MATLAB essentials in no time at all.
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced user, MATLAB Demystified is your shortcut to computational precision.
The bestselling Demystified series now covers the number-one computational math software This self-teaching guide is the fast and easy way for anyone to learn to use MATLAB software to solve computational problems. Packed with hundreds of sample equations and solved examples, MATLAB Demystified explains how to enter and save data and equations and demonstrates how to develop 2-D and 3-D plots. You will also learn to write code and program with MATLAB. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam reinforce key topics.
About the Author
David McMahon is a physicist and researcher at Sandia National Laboratories. He is the author of Linear Algebra Demystified, Quantum Mechanics Demystified, and Relativity Demystified.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Matlab Environment
Paths and directories; M files
The Array Editor Window
Creating a matrix
Basic Matrix operations; Submatrices
Singular matrices and inversion
Chapter 3: 2D Graphics
Setting up a plot; Planar plots
Chapter 4: 3D Graphics
Curves in 3D; Mesh plots
Shading and coloring
Matlab and C; If statements
Switch statements; Error handling
Entering an algebraic equation
Plotting a solution
Working with Trig functions
Chapter 7: DerivativesandDifferential Equations
Entering and solving a differential equation
Solving second order ODE's
Partial differential equations and Matlab
Chapter 8: Integration
Basic integrals of polynomialandrational functions;
Integrals spherical/cylindrical coordinates
Entering vectors; Computing dot products
Chapter 11: Working w Special Functions
Hermite &Laguerre Polynomials
Riemann Zeta Function
Chapter 12 : Probability and Statistics with Matlab
Sampling and parameter estimation
Monte Carlo methods