An Engineers Guide to MATLAB: International Version

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9780137039548: An Engineers Guide to MATLAB: International Version

An Engineer's Guide to MATLAB, 3/e, is an authoritative guide to generating readable, compact, and verifiably correct MATLAB programs. It is ideal for undergraduate engineering courses in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Civil, and Electrical engineering that require/use MATLAB.


This highly respected guide helps students develop a strong working knowledge of MATLAB that can be used to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Since solving these problems usually involves writing relatively short, one-time-use programs, the authors demonstrate how to effectively develop programs that are compact yet readable, easy to debug, and quick to execute. Emphasis is on using MATLAB to obtain solutions to several classes of engineering problems, so technical material is presented in summary form only.


The new edition has been thoroughly revised and tested for software release 2009.


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“The best features of this text are certainly the examples. The combination of the worked examples from the first seven chapters with the detailed material from the applications chapters makes for an applied MATLAB text that is truly unmatched in scope or detail. Together with the easily navigated List of Examples, I challenge a mechanical engineer working in any field to read the text without finding an application that becomes part of their default toolbox, let alone one that simply interests them.” ? Adam Ufford, Texas Tech

“I think that this book provides one of the most comprehensive guides to MATLAB for engineering students. One of the major strengths of the book is the wealth of worked-out examples and exercises at the end of every single chapter.” ? Luca Lucchese, Oregon State University

“I think that the book is well written and is accessible to both beginners and experienced users alike. The large number of worked-out examples and the clarity of their presentation are certainly among the best features of the book.” ? Luca Lucchese, Oregon State University

“The exercises are very good and very relevant. They complement the examples well, making the combination very nice, and a step above other texts in this area.” ? David Chopp, Northwestern University

“The authors do a great job in presenting the material in a readable and understandable fashion. They have good examples and good problems. They also do a great job of logically introducing MATLAB functionality and sequentially building on previous concepts. Very good material!” ? William Arrasmith, Florida Institute of Technology

“The authors do a great job of integrating nuances of Matlab into their examples. It is also nice to have so many examples supported with the basic theory. It is also good that the authors are attempting a multi-disciplinary (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil Engineering) approach.” ? William Arrasmith, Florida Institute of Technology

“In this book, you can find numerous programs and examples in a wide range of engineering such as Machine Design, Vibrations, Control Systems, Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Statistics and Optimization. Those examples are very useful and easy to follow. Good examples in all kinds of engineering fields are one of the reasons that I am in favor of the books among all kinds of MATLAB textbooks.” ? Jenny Zhou, Lamar University

“I think this is a very good text book and reference for a mechanical engineering student. It is well written, easy to comprehend. The examples in the book are extremely useful to solve a wide range of engineering problems.” ? Jenny Zhou, Lamar University

“To program MATLAB well, one must understand vectorization and user-defined functions. This book stands out in giving well-written, understandable examples.” ? Brad Burchett, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

“The quality of the worked examples is truly unique to this textbook. The examples in Chapters 1-7 are stimulating in their content, but simple enough so that the complexity of the application does not intimidate or take away from the educational content. This is often a hard balance to find, but this text succeeds.” ? Adam Ufford, Texas Tech

“The quality of the problems surpasses that of any other text. The problems reinforce and test all of the necessary content, but provide a stimulating opportunity to “go beyond” the typical canned responses and apply skills to “real-world” problems.” ? Adam Ufford, Texas Tech

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The primary goal of An Engineer's Guide to MATLAB is to help the reader develop a strong knowledge of MATLAB to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Matrix notation is introduced at the outset and employed consistently in all illustrative scripts and functions to create compact, readable, and efficient MATLAB scripts. There is an emphasis on displaying the results graphically. The book can also be used as a reference for obtaining numerical solutions to a wide range of engineering problems, as a source of applications of a wide variety of MATLAB solution techniques and as a supplement for many engineering courses.


  • Emphasizes engineering subjects of practical importance, each of which is introduced by a concise summary of the applicable theoretical results.
  • Over 200 worked examples from a very wide range of engineering topics illustrate the various ways to use MATLAB and illustrate important engineering principles and their extensions.
  • Numerous illustrations of the Controls, Simulink, Statistics, Optimization and PDE (Partial Differential Equation) toolboxes, including detailed instructions on how to use Simulink to solve control systems and pdetool to solve problems in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and heat transfer.
  • The chapters applying MATLAB to various engineering subjects were written by experts in their fields.
  • Over 175 challenging exercises covering a wide range of engineering topics.
  • Extensively classrooms-tested at the sophomore level through the first year graduate level.

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Magrab, Edward B.; Azarm, Shapour; Balachandran, Balakumar; Duncan, James; Herold, Keith; Walsh, Gregory
Published by Prentice Hall, U.S.A. (2010)
ISBN 10: 0137039549 ISBN 13: 9780137039548
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