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A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB

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Serhat Beyenir

Copyright Year: 2011

Publisher: Serhat Beyenir

Language: English

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Reviewed by Mengying Liu, Assistant Professor, Washington & Lee University on 10/14/21

This is not a textbook that can be used alone for a course like "numerical analysis". It is more like one out of many books for a course like "intro to engineering" "capstone design" which might require some MATLAB skills. It is a quick guideline... read more

Reviewed by Fanglin Che, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell on 6/30/20

The Matlab examples are too simple for engineering purpose. The content is not comprehensive as well. The title is engineering computation with MATLAB but the examples are not related to engineering problem at all. It is more like matlab manual... read more

Reviewed by Bhanumathi Selvaraj, Adjunct Faculty, Bunker Hill Community College on 6/24/20

This book provides a nice introduction to some fundamental MATLAB concepts for the engineering students who want to learn and employ MATLAB for their projects. Using this book, students can understand how to implement solutions for several... read more

Reviewed by Eric Maase, Associate Teaching Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell on 6/23/20

Book provides a clear, step-by-step introduction to using Matlab and then quickly progresses to applied problem-solving needs. Nicely concise and well balanced providing a needed gentle introductory learning curve that quickly progress thereafter... read more

Reviewed by John Koscinski, Adjunct Professor, Raritan Valley Community College on 4/6/20

This is a good book for beginners/first-year engineering students for getting familiar with Matlab. Throughout the book, students find some engineering problems and how to implement their solutions with Matlab. This text highlights a "brief... read more

Reviewed by Trung Duong, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University - Pueblo on 12/12/19

This is a good book for beginners/first-year engineering students in getting familiar with Matlab. Throughout the book, students find some engineering problems and how to implement their solutions with Matlab. It would be much more beneficial to... read more

Reviewed by Lillian Jeznach, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Roger Williams University on 11/15/19

The book covers an introduction to the interface and some elementary MATLAB functions, but does not cover if statements, which are very important for MATLAB applications later in engineering courses. I think this is a major element which is... read more

Reviewed by Maija Benitz, Assistant Professor, Roger Williams University on 10/21/19

This book serves as a nice introduction to Matlab for a first-year engineering student, but would benefit from a few additional topics to make it a truly comprehensive text for an introduction to engineering course. read more

Reviewed by Saleh Almestiri, Assistant Professor, Central State University on 8/30/19

The content can be more expanded to fit the curriculum of a college course. There are many things which are very important for college student to learn that were not mentioned such as solving systems of non linear equations, Simscape and Simulink... read more

Reviewed by Maryam Bahramipanah, Assistant Professor, Montana State University - Bozeman on 4/15/19

This is a good book for all the students who want to use MATLAB for their projects for the first time. The materials are sufficient enough to help anyone who want to start learning MATLAB and do a project. As I have seen in several universities,... read more

Reviewed by Zach Asher, Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University on 12/11/18

There is a tremendous amount that can be done in Matlab and this book is not attempting to be comprehensive in all of Matlab. In terms of a brief introduction to Matlab, I believe that this book is fairly complete. There are a few concepts that... read more

Reviewed by Tonya Whitehead, Associate Director / Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University on 12/7/18

As the title implies this is a brief introduction. It covers many of the fundamentals of using Matlab, however it is not a comprehensive text on the subject. This book would best be used as a reference for students taking an entry level course or... read more

Reviewed by Monica, Associate Professor, Iowa State University on 11/21/18

The search tool for this textbook is convenient and functions like an index. This book is not meant to be comprehensive and is appropriately titled as a brief introduction. read more

Reviewed by Shoaib Usman, Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology on 10/30/18

The book is for a beginner level. There is always room to high higher level examples. read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Getting Started
  • Chapter 3: Graphics
  • Chapter 4: Introductory Programming
  • Chapter 5: Interpolation
  • Chapter 6: Numerical Integration
  • Chapter 7: Regression Analysis
  • Chapter 8: Publishing with MATLAB

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  • About the Book

    A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB is specifically designed for students with no programming experience. However, students are expected to be proficient in First Year Mathematics and Sciences and access to good reference books are highly recommended. Students are assumed to have a working knowledge of the Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows operating systems. The strategic goal of the course and book is to provide learners with an appreciation for the role computation plays in solving engineering problems. MATLAB specific skills that students are expected to be proficient at are: write scripts to solve engineering problems including interpolation, numerical integration and regression analysis, plot graphs to visualize, analyze and present numerical data, and publish reports.

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    Serhat Beyenir, British Columbia Institute of Technology

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