A Guide to MATLAB
This book is a short, focused introduction to MATLAB, a comprehensive software system for mathematics and technical computing. It will be useful to both beginning and experienced users. It contains concise explanations of essential MATLAB commands, as well as easily understood instructions for using MATLAB’s programming features, graphical capabilities, and desktopinterface. It also includes an introduction to SIMULINK, a companion to MATLAB for system simulation. Written for MATLAB 6, this book can also be used with earlier (and later) versions of MATLAB. This book contains worked-out examples of applications of MATLAB to interesting problems in mathematics, engineering, economics, and physics. In addition, it contains explicit instructions for using MATLAB’sMicrosoft Word interface to produce polished, integrated, interactive documents for reports, presentations, or online publishing. This book explains everything you need to know to begin using MATLAB to do all these things and more. Intermediate and advanced users will ﬁnd useful information here, especially if they are making the switch to MATLAB 6 from an earlier version. Brian R. Hunt is an AssociateProfessor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland. Professor Hunt has coauthored four books on mathematical software and more than 30 journal articles. He is currently involved in research on dynamical systems and fractal geometry. Ronald L. Lipsman is a Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland.Professor Lipsman has coauthored ﬁve books on mathematical software and more than 70 research articles. Professor Lipsman was the recipient of both the NATO and Fulbright Fellowships. Jonathan M. Rosenberg is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland. Professor Rosenberg is the author of two books on mathematics (one of them coauthored by R. Lipsman and K. Coombes) and the coeditorof Novikov Conjectures, Index Theorems, and Rigidity, a two-volume set from the London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series (Cambridge University Press, 1995).
A Guide to MATLAB
for Beginners and Experienced Users
Brian R. Hunt
Ronald L. Lipsman
Jonathan M. Rosenberg
with Kevin R. Coombes, John E. Osborn, and Garrett J. Stuck
Cambridge, NewYork, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, São Paulo Cambridge University Press The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge , United Kingdom Published in the United States of America by Cambridge University Press, New York www.cambridge.org Information on this title: www.cambridge.org/9780521803809 © B. Hunt, R. Lipsman, J. Rosenberg, K. Coombes, J. Osborn, G. Stuck 2001 This book is in copyright.Subject to statutory exception and to the provision of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge University Press. First published in print format 2001 - - - - - - ---- eBook (NetLibrary) --- eBook (NetLibrary) ---- hardback ---hardback ---- paperback --- paperback
Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of s for external or third-party internet websites referred to in this book, and does not guarantee that any content on such websites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate. MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Handle Graphics® are registered trademarks of TheMathWorks, Inc. Microsoft®, MS-DOS®, and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Many other proprietary names used in this book are registered trademarks. Portions of this book were adapted from “Differential Equations with MATLAB” by Kevin R. Coombes, Brian R. Hunt, Ronald L. Lipsman, John E. Osborn, and Garrett J. Stuck, copyright © 2000, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Adapted by...
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