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Pratap, Rudra, 1964-

Getting started with MATLAB : a quick introduction for scientists and engineers / Rudra Pratap. - New York : Oxford University Press, c2002. - 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

"Version 6"

Includes bibliographical references (p. [237] and index.

What Is MATLAB? --
Does MATLAB Do Symbolic Calculations? --
Will MATLAB Run on My Computer? --
Where Do I Get MATLAB? --
How Do I Use This Book? --
Basics of MATLAB --
MATLAB windows --
On-line help --
Input-Output --
File types --
Platform dependence --
General commands you should remember --
Visit This Again --
Tutorial Lessons --
Lesson 1: A Minimum MATLAB Session --
Lesson 2: Working with Arrays of Numbers --
Lesson 3: Creating and Printing Simple Plots --
Lesson 4: Creating, Saving, and Executing a Script File --
Lesson 5: Creating and Executing a Function File --
Lesson 6: Working with Files and Directories --
Interactive Computation --
Matrices and Vectors --
Input --
Indexing (or Subscripting) --
Matrix Manipulation --
Creating Vectors --
Matrix and Array Operations --
Arithmetic operations --
Relational operations --
Logical operations --
Elementary math functions --
Matrix functions --
Character strings --
Creating and Using Inline Functions --
Using Built-in Functions and On-line Help --
Example-1: Finding the determinant of a matrix --
Example-2: Finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors --
Importing Data Files --
Recording a session with diary --
Plotting simple graphs --
Programming in MATLAB: Scripts and Functions --
Script Files --
Function Files --
Executing a function --
More on functions --
Subfunctions --
Compiled (Parsed) functions: P-Code --
The Profiler --
Language-Specific Features --

Summary:
MATLAB is one of the most widely used tools in the field of engineering today. Its broad appeal lies in its interactive environment with hundreds of built-in functions. This book is designed to get you up and running in just a few hours.

0195150147 (pbk. : acidfree paper) 9780195150148

2001133064

Science--Data processing.
Engineering mathematics--Data processing.

Q183.9 / .P74 2002

004.0151 / PRG 2002

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