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Engineering and Scientific Computations Using MATLAB

ISBN: 978-0-471-46200-2
240 pages
June 2003
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Master MATLAB(r) step-by-step
The MATLAB-- "MATrix LABoratory"--computational environment offers a rich set of capabilities to efficiently solve a variety of complex analysis, simulation, and optimization problems. Flexible, powerful, and relatively easy to use, the MATLAB environment has become a standard cost-effective tool within the engineering, science, and technology communities. Excellent as a self-teaching guide for professionals as well as a textbook for students, Engineering and Scientific Computations Using MATLAB helps you fully understand the MATLAB environment, build your skills, and apply its features to a wide range of applications.

Going beyond traditional MATLAB user manuals and college texts, Engineering and Scientific Computations Using MATLAB guides you through the most important aspects and basics of MATLAB programming and problem-solving from fundamentals to practice. Augmenting its discussion with a wealth of practical worked-out examples and qualitative illustrations, this book demonstrates MATLAB's capabilities and offers step-by-step instructions on how to apply the theory to a practical real-world problem. In particular, the book features:
* Coverage of a variety of complex physical and engineering systems described by nonlinear differential equations
* Detailed application of MATLAB to electromechanical systems
MATLAB files, scripts, and statements, as well as SIMULINK models which can be easily modified for application-specific problems encountered in practice Readable, user-friendly, and comprehensive in scope this is a welcome introduction to MATLAB for those new to the program and an ideal companion for engineers seeking in-depth mastery of the high-performance MATLAB environment.
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Table of Contents


About the Author.

MATLAB Basics.

MATLAB Functions, Operators, and Commands.

MATLAB and Problem Solving.

MATLAB Graphics.

MATLAB Applications: Numerical Simulations of Differential Equations and Introduction to Dynamic Systems.


Appendix: MATLAB Functions, Operators, Characters, Commands, and Solvers.


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Author Information

SERGEY EDWARD LYSHEVSKI is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Microsystems Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Professor Lyshevski received his MS and PhD from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in 1980 and 1987, respectively, and currently holds the Gleason Chairman professorship. The author of eight other books and author or co-author of more than 300 articles and papers, Dr. Lyshevski also serves as the Senior Faculty Fellow at the U.S. Surface and Undersea Naval Warfare Centers. His current research and areas of expertise are in design and analysis, synthesis and optimization of novel MEMS, the development of the fundamental theory of micro- and nanoscale systems, devices and structures, and in nanocomputers and their components.
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The book is user-friendly and comprehensive in scope." (International Journal of General Systems, December 2003)

"...offers a practical introduction to MATLAB and provides a very useful collection of MATLAB's outstanding features...highly recommended for self-study and as a complementary text...an excellent addition to the shelves of academic libraries and community college and university bookstores." (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 4, December 2003)

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