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. MATLAB Applications: Vector Mathematics. MATLAB Applications: Matrix Operations and Simultaneous Equations. 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. Relational and Logic Operators. Branches. More on Debugging MATLAB Programs. MATLAB Applications: Roots of Polynomials.

5. LOOPS AND VECTORIZATION.

The while Loop. The for Loop. Logical Arrays and Vectorization. The MATLAB Profiler. Additional Examples. The textread Function. MATLAB Applications: Statistical Functions. MATLAB Applications: Curve Fitting and Interpolation.

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. MATLAB Applications: Sorting Functions. MATLAB Applications: Random Number Functions.

7. ADVANCED FEATURES OF USER-DEFINED FUNCTIONS.

Function Functions. Subfunctions and Private Functions. Function Handles. Anonymous Functions. Recursive Functions. Plotting Functions. Histograms.

8. COMPLEX NUMBERS AND 3D PLOTS.

Complex Data. Multidimensional Arrays. Three-Dimensional Plots.

9. CELL ARRAYS, STRUCTURES, AND IMPORTING DATA.

Cell Arrays. Structure Arrays. Importing Data into MATLAB.

10. HANDLE GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION.

Handle Graphics. Position and Units. Printer Positions. Default and Factory Properties. Graphics Object Properties. Animations and Movies.

11 MORE MATLAB APPLICATIONS.

Solving Systems of Simultaneous Equations. Differences and Numerical Differentiation. Numerical Integration—Finding the Area Under a Curve. Differential Equations.

APPENDIX A. ASCII CHARACTER SET

APPENDIX B. ADDITIONAL MATLAB INPUT / OUTPUT FUNCTIONS

MATLAB File Processing. File Opening and Closing. Binary I/O Functions. Formatted I/O Functions. The textscan Function.

APPENDIX C. WORKING WITH CHARACTER STRINGS

String Functions.

APPENDIX D. ANSWERS TO QUIZZES