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A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB

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Serhat Beyenir

Pub Date: 2011

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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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

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.

About the Contributors


Serhat Beyenir, British Columbia Institute of Technology