Emphasizing problem-solving skills throughout this very successful book, Stephen Chapman introduces the MATLAB? language and shows how to use it to solve typical technical problems. The book teaches MATLAB? as a technical programming language showing students how to write clean, efficient, and well-documented programs. It makes no pretense at being a complete description of all of MATLAB?'s hundreds of functions. Instead, it teaches students how to locate any desired function with MATLAB?'s extensive on line help facilities. Overall, students develop problem-solving skills and are equipped for future courses and careers using the power of MATLAB?.
An introduction to MATLAB as a technical programing language, providing examples of good programming practices, boxed inserts on common pitfalls, and numerous practice programming exercises. Features emphasis on top-down design methodology, functions, MATLAB tools, and good programming practice. Includes a unique chapter on building graphical user interfaces using MATLAB, plus quizes and answers. For freshman engineering students. The author is affiliated with British Aerospace Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)