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ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICAL and COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS for ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERS USING MATLAB
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© 2001 by CRC Press LLC

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICAL and COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS for ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERS USING MATLAB
®

Jamal T. Manassah
City College of New York

CRC Press Boca Raton London New York Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataManassah, Jamal T. Elementary mathematical and computational tools for electrical and computer engineers using MATLAB/Jamal T. Manassah. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8493-1080-6 1. Electrical engineering—Mathematics. 2. Computer science—Mathematics. 3. MATLAB. I. Title. TK153 .M362 2001 510′.24′62—dc21 2001016138

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About the Author

Jamal T. Manassah, has been Professor of Electrical Engineering at the City College of New York since 1981. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from theAmerican University of Beirut, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. Dr. Manassah was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study. His current research interests are in theoretical and computational quantum and nonlinear optics, and in photonics.

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Introduction
This book is mostly based on a series of notes for a primer course inelectrical and computer engineering that I taught at the City College of New York School of Engineering. Each week, the class met for an hour of lecture and a three-hour computer laboratory session where students were divided into small groups of 12 to 15 students each. The students met in an informal learning community setting, a computer laboratory, where each student had the exclusive use of a PC. Thesmall size of the groups permitted a great deal of individualized instruction, which was a key ingredient to cater successfully to the needs of students with heterogeneous high school backgrounds. A student usually takes this course in the second semester of his or her freshman year. Typically, the student would have completed one semester of college calculus, and would be enrolled in the secondcourse of the college calculus sequence and in the first course of the physics sequence for students in the physical sciences and engineering. My purpose in developing this book is to help bring the beginner engineering student’s analytical and computational skills to a level of competency that would permit him or her to participate, enjoy, and succeed in subsequent electrical and computer...
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