MATLAB Tutorial CD: Learning MATLAB Superfast
August 2005, ©2006
The text focuses on a set of core commands that provide sufficient power, but is manageable for a student to understand. A good working knowledge base in MATLAB can be developed using this book, yet it is compact, concise and very affordable.
This book is an ideal supplement to a course that introduces MATLAB to solve problems. The book provides an introduction at a level suitable for freshman students, focusing on a set of core operators and commands, making the learning process much more manageable. This also results in a smaller, less intimidating, and very affordable book. Included with the book is a CDROM, which contains interactive, computer-based lectures and exercises that in combination with this book can be used as part of a self-study program to learn MATLAB.
Course names include Introduction to Engineering or courses that have a MATLAB component
M-Tutor Contents xvii
List of Figures xx
2 Quickstart Lessons
3 User Interface
4 MATLAB Operators
5 MATLAB Functions
7 MATLAB Programs
8 Web Material
- Quickstart Lessons with Exercises – Learn-by-doing approach provides a fast way for students to begin using MATLAB. Hands-on lessons that initially use only a handful of MATLAB commands and gradually introduce more commands. Each lesson consists of a set of command examples that contain the MATLAB commands, the Command Window response, and a description of the example alongside. At the end of each lesson, there is a set of exercises for the student. The MATLAB solutions to the exercises are provided in a following section.
- A core set of MATLAB operators and commands are presented at a level suitable for a freshman student. These descriptions use figures in their explanations and examples to demonstrate their use. This approach requires less lecture time to describe and explain how to use operators and commands simplifying presentation for instructor and student.
- Shorter book restricts the content to a core set of operators, commands and tools results in a much than other more comprehensive books on MATLAB. Shorter presentation is less intimidating for students and provides necessary information so they can begin using MATLAB quickly. Appropriate as a supplement for a first year Problem Solving and Computer Tools course.
Extensive indices list many common terms for operators, commands and tools providing an excellent reference source to support problem solving.