Learning MATLAB

Streamlined approach to MATLAB for veteran programmers.

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Learning MATLAB is a concise, essentials-only introduction to MATLAB for those who have programming experience in other procedural languages. At about 100 pages, it’s meant as a supplemental guide in a numerical analysis or scientific computing course or as a standalone tutorial for those who need to get started quickly in MATLAB. Learning MATLAB does not cover every feature or calling syntax, but focuses on those parts of MATLAB that have proven themselves indispensible to me in my 20 years as a MATLAB programmer. (Fun fact: I was a runaway winner of “MATLAB Jeopardy” at the 1995 MATLAB Conference.) The book grew out of a summer workshop that I taught to grad students for 8 years at Delaware.

The chapters in Learning MATLAB are: Introduction, Arrays and matrices, Scripts and functions, More on functions, Graphics, Advanced techniques, and Scientific computing. Each feature is demonstrated by examples, and every chapter includes exercises ranging from routine to very challenging.