MATLAB For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 10, 2014 - Computers - 432 pages
Plot graphs, solve equations, and write code in a flash!

If you work in a STEM field, chances are you'll be using MATLAB on a daily basis. MATLAB is a popular and powerful computational tool and this book provides everything you need to start manipulating and plotting your data. MATLAB has rapidly become the premier data tool, and MATLAB For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals. MATLAB For Dummies guides you through this complex computational language from installation to visualization to automation.

  • Learn MATLAB's language fundamentals including syntax, operators, and data types
  • Understand how to use the most important window in MATLAB – the Command Window
  • Get the basics of linear algebra to get up and running with vectors, matrices, and hyperspace
  • Automate your work with programming scripts and functions
  • Plot graphs in 2D and 3D to visualize your data
  • Includes a handy guide for MATLAB's functions and plotting routines

MATLAB is an essential part of the analysis arsenal and MATLAB For Dummies provides clear, thorough guidance to get the most out of your data.


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Introduction 1
Introducing MATLAB and Its Many Uses 7 Chapter 2 Starting Your Copy of MATLAB 19 Chapter 3 Interacting with MATLAB
Starting Storing and Saving MATLAB Files
Starting Storing and Saving MATLAB Files 59 Part II Manipulating and Plotting Data in MATLAB
Understanding Plotting Basics
Embracing Vectors Matrices and Higher Dimensions 81 Chapter 6 Understanding Plotting Basics 115 Chapter 7 Using Advanced Plotting Features 13...
Expanding MATLABs Power with Functions
Expanding MATLABs Power with Functions 171 Chapter 10 Adding Structure to Your Scripts
Importing and Exporting Data 215 Chapter 12 Printing and Publishing Your Work 233 Chapter 13 Recovering from Mistakes
Specific MATLAB Applications
Specific MATLAB Applications
Solving Equations and Finding Roots 279 Chapter 15 Performing Analysis
Creating Super Plots
Creating Super Plots 319 Part VI The Part of Tens
Ten Ways to Make a Living Using MATLAB
Top Ten Uses of MATLAB 353 Chapter 18 Ten Ways to Make a Living Using MATLAB 361 Appendix A MATLAB Functions

Employing Advanced MATLAB Techniques
Working with Images
Printing Your Work
MATLABs Plotting Routines

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About the author (2014)

Jim Sizemore is Professor of Physics and Engineering at Tyler Junior College. For over 25 years he’s worked in the semiconductor and software industries as a process engineer, device physicist, and software developer and has been teaching college physics, engineering, and math for the last 13 years. John Paul Mueller is a freelance author and a technical editor for both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has produced 96 books and more than 300 articles to date and has been following MATLAB development for nearly a decade.