Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Eighth Edition

  • 6h 8m
  • Brian H. Hahn, Daniel T. Valentine
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2022

Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, Eighth Edition provides a concise and balanced overview of MATLAB's functionality, covering both fundamentals and applications. The essentials are illustrated throughout, featuring complete coverage of the software's windows and menus. Program design and algorithm development are presented, along with many examples from a wide range of familiar scientific and engineering areas. This edition has been updated to include the latest MATLAB versions through 2021a. This is an ideal book for a first course on MATLAB, but is also ideal for an engineering problem-solving course using MATLAB.

  • Updated to include all the newer features through MATLAB R2021a
  • Provides expanded discussions on using the Live Script editor environment
  • Presents a new section on the simple pendulum in Chapter 12, Dynamical Systems
  • Includes additional examples on engineering applications

About the Author

Daniel T. Valentine Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus and was Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. He was also Affiliate Director of the Clarkson Space Grant Program of the New York NASA Space Grant Consortium, a program that provided support for undergraduate and graduate research. His Ph.D. degree is in fluid Mechanics from the Catholic University of America. His BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering are from Rutgers University. Dr. Valentine is also co-author of Aerodynamics for Engineering Students (Butterworth Heinemann).

Brian Hahn was a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. In his career, Brian wrote more than 10 books for teaching programming languages to beginners.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • MATLAB® Fundamentals
  • Program Design and Algorithm Development
  • MATLAB® Functions and Data Import–Export Utilities
  • Logical Vectors
  • Matrices and Arrays
  • Function M-Files
  • Loops
  • MATLAB® Graphics
  • Vectors as Arrays & other Data Structures
  • Errors & Pitfalls
  • Introduction
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Simulation
  • Introduction to Numerical Methods
  • Signal Processing
  • SIMULINK Toolbox
  • Symbolics Toolbox