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MATLAB Programming for Engineers 5th Edition

Stephen J. Chapman

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Emphasizing problem-solving skills throughout, the fifth edition of Chapman's successful MATLAB® PROGRAMMING FOR ENGINEERS teaches MATLAB as a technical programming language, showing students how to write clean, efficient, and well-documented programs while introducing them to many of the practical functions of MATLAB. The first chapters are ideal for an introduction to programming and problem-solving course for first-year engineering students. Later chapters cover advanced topics such as I/O, object-oriented programming, and Graphical User Interfaces, making this edition suitable for a longer course or for use as a reference by engineering students or practicing engineers who use MATLAB.

Stephen J. Chapman,

Stephen J. Chapman received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University (1975), an MSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida (1979), and pursued further graduate studies at Rice University. From 1975 to 1980, he served as an officer in the U. S. Navy, assigned to teach Electrical Engineering at the U. S. Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida. From 1980 to 1982, he was affiliated with the University of Houston, where he ran the power systems program in the College of Technology. From 1982 to 1988 and from 1991 to 1995, he served as a Member of the Technical Staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory, both at the main facility in Lexington, Massachusetts, and at the field site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. While there, he did research in radar signal processing systems. He ultimately became the leader of four large operational range instrumentation radars at the Kwajalein field site (TRADEX, ALTAIR, ALCOR, and MMW). From 1988 to 1991, Chapman served as a research engineer at Shell Development Company in Houston, Texas, where he did seismic signal processing research. He was also affiliated with the University of Houston, where he continued to teach on a part-time basis. Mr. Chapman is currently Manager of Systems Modeling and Operational Analysis for BAE Systems Australia, in Melbourne, Australia. He is the technical leader of a team that has developed a model of how naval ships defend themselves. This model contains more than 400,000 lines of MATLAB code written over more than a decade. Mr. Chapman is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (and several of its component societies). He is also a member of the Institution of Engineers (Australia).

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  • MATLAB tools are covered to make programming easier including the Editor/Debugger, Workspace Browser, Help Browser, and GUI design tools.
  • "Good Programming" boxes highlight good programming practices when they are introduced.
  • "Programming Pitfall" boxes highlight common errors so they can be avoided.
  • An emphasis on Data Structures and Object-Oriented MATLAB is included.
  • Student learning aids include quizzes, end-of-chapter summaries, and questions (with answers) for self-testing.
  • The source code for all examples in the book and instructor's source code for all solutions are provided on the book's website.
  • Good programming practices, such as top-down design, emphasize the importance of first clearly defining the problem to be solved, as well as the required inputs and outputs.
  • Coverage of the use of functions to decompose tasks into smaller subtasks, data hiding, unit testing, and how to avoid common mistakes helps readers maximize their effective use of MATLAB.

MATLAB Programming for Engineers

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION TO MATLAB.
The Advantages of MATLAB. Disadvantages of MATLAB. The MATLAB Environment. Using MATLAB as a Calculator.
2. MATLAB BASICS.
Variables and Arrays. Creating and Initializing Variables in MATLAB. Multidimensional Arrays. Subarrays. Special Values. Displaying Output Data. Data Files. Scalar and Array Operations. Hierarchy of Operations. Built-in MATLAB Functions. Introduction to Plotting. Examples. Debugging MATLAB Programs.
3. TWO-DIMENSIONAL PLOTS.
Additional Plotting Features for Two-Dimensional Plots. Polar Plots. Annotating and Saving Plots. Additional Types of Two-Dimensional Plots. Using the Plot Function with Two-Dimensional Arrays.
4. BRANCHING STATEMENTS AND PROGRAM DESIGN.
Introduction to Top-Down Design Techniques. Use of Pseudocode. The Logical Data Type. Branches. More on Debugging MATLAB Programs.
5. LOOPS AND VECTORIZATION.
The While Loop. The For Loop. Logical Arrays and Vectorization. The MATLAB Profiler. Additional Examples. The textread Function.
6. BASIC USER-DEFINED FUNCTIONS.
Introduction to MATLAB Functions. Variable Passing in MATLAB: The Pass-By-Value Scheme. Optional Arguments. Sharing Data Using Global Memory. Preserving Data Between Calls to a Function. Built-in MATLAB Functions: Sorting Functions. Built-in MATLAB Functions: Random Number Functions.
7. ADVANCED FEATURES OF USER-DEFINED FUNCTIONS.
Function Functions. Local Functions, Private Functions, and Nested Functions. Function Handles. Anonymous Functions. Recursive Functions. Plotting Functions. Histograms.
8. COMPLEX NUMBERS AND 3D PLOTS.
Complex Data. Multidimensional Arrays. Three-Dimensional Plots.
9. ADDITIONAL DATA TYPES.
Strings and String Functions. The Single Data Type. Integer Data Types. Limitations of the Single and Integer Data Types.
10. SPARSE ARRAYS, CELL ARRAYS, AND STRUCTURES.
Sparse Arrays. Cell Arrays. Structure Arrays.
11. INPUT/OUTPUT FUNCTIONS.
The textread Function. More about the Load and Save Commands. An Introduction to MATLAB File Processing. File Opening and Closing. Binary I/O Functions. Formatted I/O Functions. Comparing Formatted and Binary I/O Functions. File Positioning and Status Functions. The textscan Function. Function uiimport.
12. USER-DEFINED CLASSES AND OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.
13. HANDLE GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION.
Handle Graphics. The MATLAB Graphics System. Object Handles. Examining and Changing Object Properties. Using Set to List Possible Property Values. User-Defined Data. Finding Objects. Selecting Objects with the Mouse. Position and Units. Printer Positions. Default and Factory Properties. Graphics Object Properties. Animations and Movies.
14. GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES.
How a Graphical User Interface Works. Creating and Displaying a Graphical User Interface. Object Properties. Graphical User Interface Components. Additional Containers: Panels and Button Groups. Dialog Boxes. Menus. Tips for Creating Efficient GUIs.
APPENDIX A: UTF-8 CHARACTER SET.
APPENDIX B: ANSWERS TO QUIZZES.

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Instructor's Solutions Manual

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Complimentary to faculty who adopt the text, the Instructor's Solutions Manual contains solutions to all the problems in the main text. Available in print and electronic formats.

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The password-protected Companion Site contains free helpful instructor-only resources, including a customizable set of PowerPoint Slides for classroom use with figures, tables, and examples from the textbook, as well as a set of PowerPoint Slides containing Lecture Notes for instructors. The Instructor's Solutions Manual and MATLAB code for all examples and solutions are also available for download from this secure website.