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A Guide to MATLAB: For Beginners and Experienced Users

TextbookHandbook / Manual
  • Fully updated edition covering all of the new features of MATLAB 8
  • Focuses first on the essentials, then develops finer points through numerous examples
  • Suitable for novices, occasional users and experienced users wishing to update their skills

By: Brian R Hunt(Author), Ronald L Lipsman(Author), Jonathan M Rosenberg(Author)

330 pages, 165 b/w illustrations, 25 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2014 | Edition: 3 | #233671 | ISBN-13: 9781107662223
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About this book

Now in its third edition, this outstanding textbook explains everything you need to get started using MATLAB(R). It contains concise explanations of essential MATLAB commands, as well as easily understood instructions for using MATLAB's programming features, graphical capabilities, simulation models, and rich desktop interface. MATLAB 8 and its new user interface is treated extensively in A Guide to MATLAB. New features in this edition include: a complete treatment of MATLAB's publish feature; new material on MATLAB graphics, enabling the user to master quickly the various symbolic and numerical plotting routines; and a robust presentation of MuPAD(R) and how to use it as a stand-alone platform. The authors have also updated the text throughout, reworking examples and exploring new applications. A Guide to MATLAB is essential reading for beginners, occasional users and experienced users wishing to brush up their skills. Further resources are available from the authors' website.

Reviews of the previous edition

"Major highlights of the book are completely transparent examples of classical yet always intriguing mathematical, statistical, engineering, economics, and physics problems. In addition, the book explains a seamless use with Microsoft Word for integrating MATLAB® outputs with documents, reports, presentations, or other online processes. Advanced topics with examples include: Monte Carlo simulation, population dynamics, and linear programming. [...] an outstanding textbook, and, likewise, should be an integral part of the technical reference shelf for most IT professionals. It is a great resource for wherever MATLAB® is available!"
ACM Ubiquity

"This is a short, focused introduction to MATLAB®, a comprehensive software system for mathematical and technical computing. For the beginner it explains everything needed to start using MATLAB®, while experienced users [...] will find much useful information here."
L'enseignement mathematique



1. Getting started
2. MATLAB basics
3. Interacting with MATLAB

Practice Set A. Algebra and arithmetic

4. Beyond the basics
5. MATLAB graphics
6. MATLAB programming
7. Publishing and M-books

Practice Set B. Math, graphics, and programming

8. MuPAD
9. Simulink
10. GUIs
11. Applications

Practice Set C. Developing your MATLAB skills

12. Troubleshooting

Solutions to the practice sets

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Brian R. Hunt is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland. Ronald L. Lipsman is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Maryland. Jonathan M. Rosenberg is Ruth M. Davis Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.

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