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An Introduction to Matlab and Mathcad

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Troy Siemers, Virginia Military Institute

Pub Date: 2011

Publisher: APEX Calculus

Language: English

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Reviewed by Dong-Kyeong Lee, Graduate Student, CU Boulder on 7/1/19

The textbook is a great introduction to MATLAB and MATHCAD. It sufficiently covers the elementary components of MATLAB required to write up or understand basic code for university level engineering courses. However, as the focus of the textbook is... read more


Table of Contents

  • 1 Matlab: Introduction
  • 2 Matlab: Matrices
  • 3 Matlab: Functions
  • 4 Matlab: Graphics
  • 5 Matlab: User Defined Functions
  • 6 Matlab: Input/Output
  • 7 Matlab: Programming Structures
  • 8 Matlab: Applications
  • 9 Matlab: Curve Fitting
  • 10 Matcad: Introduction
  • 11 Mathcad: Entering Equations
  • 12 Mathcad: Given/Find and Solve
  • 13 Mathcad: Functions
  • 14 Mathcad: Matrices
  • 15 Mathcad: Graphing
  • 16 Mathcad: Curve Fitting
  • 17 Mathcad: Calculus and Symbolics

About the Book

This textbook, or really a “coursebook” for a college freshman-level class, has been updated for Spring 2014 and provides an introduction to programming and problem solving using both Matlab and Mathcad. We provide a balanced selection of introductory exercises and real-world problems (i.e. no “contrived” problems). We include many examples and screenshots to guide the reader. We assume no prior knowledge of Matlab or Mathcad.

About the Contributors


Troy Siemers, Ph.D., Department Applied Mathematics, Virginia Military Institute