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A Guide to MATLAB for ME 160

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Austin Bray

Reza Montazami

Copyright Year: 2022

Publisher: Iowa State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Xiumin Diao, Associate Professor, Purdue University on 12/15/23

This book covers the fundamentals of Matlab from background introduction to basic commands, matrix operations, script writing, graphing, and how to use functions in Matlab. It is a good tutorial for beginners. read more

Reviewed by Caroline Baker, Assistant Professor, Anderson University on 2/17/23

This book is directly related to a specific course, so it only introduces concepts that are necessary for that class. It would be minimally useful for a general MATLAB class. read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Basic Commands in MATLAB
  • Chapter 3: MATRIX Operations
  • Chapter 4: Writing Scripts
  • Chapter 5: Commands
  • Chapter 6: Graphing in MATLAB
  • Chapter 7: Graphical User Interface
  • Chapter 8: Functions and Function Handles
  • Chapter 9: Inputting and Outputting Data
  • Chapter 10: Projects
  • Appendix A: Additional MATLAB Resources
  • Appendix B: A commentary on this work

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About the Book

This textbook provides an introduction to the MATLAB programming language for first-year mechanical engineering students enrolled in ME 160, Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving with Computer Applications. Designed to follow the content taught in class, this book provides a supplement to in-class learning that is presented at a level that is understandable to a student with no experience coding before coming to Iowa State University.

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