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Programming in MATLAB

MATLAB has relational operators, conditional statements, and loops. Relational operators are used to make comparisons. The conditional statements allow us to write programs that make decisions. A loop is a structure for repeating a calculation a number of times. Conditional statements and loops are best used in a script file, rather than in an interactive session. In this…

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The MATLAB Help System

If all the MATLAB documentation were printed, it would fill a volume many times the size of this book. Therefore, it is impossible for us to describe all of the details of MATLAB. This book gives you in-depth coverage of the basic MATLAB language and an overview of the available tools to alert you to their existence. It gives…

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Script Files and the Editor/Debugger

You can perform operations in MATLAB in two ways: In the interactive mode, in which all commands are entered directly in the Command window, or By running a MATLAB program stored in script file. This type of file contains MATLAB commands, so running it is equivalent to typing all the commands-one at a time-at the Command window prompt.…

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Computing with MATLAB

This section provides an overview of the computational capabilities of MAT LAB, and points out where in the book these capabilities are discussed in more detail. The following chapters also provide numerous self-help exercises and examples of how these features can be used to solve engineering problems. Arrays MATLAB has hundreds of functions, which we will discuss throughout…

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Menus and the Toolbar

The Desktop’ manages the Command window and other MATLAB tools. The default app-earance of the Desktop is shown in Figure 1.1-1. Besides the Command window, the default Desktop includes three other windows, the Command History, Current Directory, and Workspace windows, which we discussed in the previous section. Across the top of the Desktop are a row of menu names,…

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MATLAB Interactive Sessions

We now show how to start MATLAB, how to make some basic calculations, and how to exit MATLAB. Conventions In this text we use typewriter font to represent MATLAB commands, any text that you type in the computer, and any MATLAB responses that appear on the screen, for example, y = 6*x. Variables in normal mathematics text appear in…

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An Overview of MATLAB

OUTLINE 1.1 MATLAB Interactive Sessions 1.2 Menus and the Toolbar 1.3 Computing with MATLAB 1.4 Script Files and the EditorlDebugger 1.5 The MATLAB Help System 1.6 Programming in MATLAB 1.7 Problem-Solving Methodologies 1.8 Summary Problems This is the most important in the book. By the time you have finished , you will be able to…

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