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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.

- This self-teaching guide offers:
- The quickest way to get up and running on MATLAB
- Hundreds of worked examples with solutions
- Coverage of MATLAB 7
- A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
- A final exam at the end of the book
- A time-saving approach to performing better on homework or on the job

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced user, MATLAB Demystified is your shortcut to computational precision.

#### Synopsis

### 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

#### Overview of the user interface

#### CommandandWorkspace window

#### Creating and saving files

#### Creating variables

#### Entering and editing data

#### Paths and directories; M files

### Chapter 2: Matrices

#### The Array Editor Window

#### Systems of Equations

#### Creating a matrix

#### Referencing Matrix elements

#### Basic Matrix operations; Submatrices

#### Matrix functions; Matrix operators

#### Singular matrices and inversion

#### Factorization of matrices

### Chapter 3: 2D Graphics

#### Creating a basic plot

#### Setting up a plot; Planar plots

#### Graphing functions; Parametric curves

### Chapter 4: 3D Graphics

#### Basic 3D plotting; Surface graphics

#### Curves in 3D; Mesh plots

#### Parametric surfaces

#### Shading and coloring

### Chapter 5: Programming in Matlab

#### Matlab and C; If statements

#### While Statements; For Loops

#### Switch statements; Error handling

### Chapter 6: Symbolic Mathematics

#### Entering an algebraic equation

#### Solving an algebraic equation

#### Plotting a solution

#### Transcendental Functions

#### Working with Trig functions

#### Hyperbolic functions; Complex numbers

### Chapter 7: DerivativesandDifferential Equations

#### Symbolic computation of derivatives

#### Entering and solving a differential equation

#### Solving first order ODE's

#### Solving second order ODE's

#### Working with Laplace transforms

#### Partial differential equations and Matlab

#### Numerical solution of differential equations

### Chapter 8: Integration

#### Entering an integral in Matlab

#### Basic integrals of polynomialandrational functions;

#### Double and triple integrals

#### Integrals spherical/cylindrical coordinates

### Chapter 9: More on Transforms

#### Fourier Transforms

#### Discrete Fourier Transforms

#### Z-Transforms

### Chapter 10: Vector calculus

#### Entering vectors; Computing dot products

#### Cross products; Vector calculus operations

### Chapter 11: Working w Special Functions

#### Gamma Functions; Eulers Beta Function

#### Hermite &Laguerre Polynomials

#### Legendre Polynomials; Bessel Functions

#### Riemann Zeta Function

#### The Spherical Harmonics

### Chapter 12 : Probability and Statistics with Matlab

#### Common probability distributions

#### Sampling and parameter estimation

#### Random variables

#### Monte Carlo methods

#### Probability Densities

### Product Details

- ISBN:
- 9780071485517
- Binding:
- Trade Paperback
- Publication date:
- 04/27/2007
- Publisher:
- McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
- Series info:
- Demystified
- Language:
- English
- Pages:
- 326
- Height:
- .71IN
- Width:
- 7.36IN
- Thickness:
- .75
- LCCN:
- 2007013608
- Series:
- Demystified
- Number of Units:
- 1
- Illustration:
- Yes
- Copyright Year:
- 2007
- UPC Code:
- 2800071485519
- Author:
- Media Run Time:
- B
- Subject:
- Mathematics -- Software.
- Subject:
- Numerical analysis
- Subject:
- Data processing
- Subject:
- Numerical analysis -- Data processing.
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