An authoritative guide to generating readable, compact, and verifiably correct Matlab programs.This highly respected guide helps readers 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. This guide can be used in the following ways: As a reference book for obtaining numerical solutions to a wide range of engineering problems. As a source of applications of a wide variety of MATLAB solution techniques. To learn MATLAB. As a companion book to undergraduate and graduate level textbooks in engineering. Introduction. The MATLAB Environment. Ways to Use MATLAB. Online Help. Some Suggestions on How to Use MATLAB. Organization of the Book and its Goals.Matrices and MATLAB. Matrices and Vectors. Creation of Vectors. Creation of Matrices. Dot Operations. Mathematical Operation with Matrices.Data Input/Output.Strings and Annotated Output. Input/Output Data Files. Cell Arrays. Input Microsoft Excel Files.Program Flow Control. IntroductionLogical Operator. Control of Program Flow.Functions. Creating Functions. User Defined Functions, Function Handles, and feval. MATLAB Functions That Operate on Arrays of Data. MATLAB Functions That Require User-Created Functions. The Symbolic Toolbox and the Creation of Functions.2DGraphics. Basic 2D Plotting Commands. Graph Annotation and Visual Enhancement.3D Graphics. Lines in 3D. Surfaces.Design of Machine Elements. Vectors, Forces, and the Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies. Stresses and Deflections in Beams, Columns, and Shafts. Stresses in Spur Gears. Kinematics of a Four-Bar Linkage. Cam Profiles and Synthesis. Hydrodynamic Bearings. PDE Toolbox and the Stress Concentration Factor for Notches in a Thin Plate.Dynamics and Vibrations.Orbital Motions. Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems. Vibrations of Thin Beams.ControlSystems. Introduction to Control System Design. Representations of Systems in MATLAB. Response of Systems. Design Tools. Design Examples.FluidMechanics. Hydrostatics. Internal Viscous Flow. External Flow. Joukowski Airfoils. Open Channel Flow.Heat Transfer. Heat Conduction. Sizing of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers. Convection Heat Transfer. Radiation Heat Transfer.Optimization. Definition, Formulation, and Graphical Solutions. Linear Programming. Nonlinear Programming. Single-Objective Constrained Methods. Multiobjective Optimization.Engineering Statistics.Descriptive Statistical Quantities. Probability Distributions. Confidence Intervals. Hypothesis Testing. Linear Regression. Design of Experiments. A reference for practicing engineers, this book can be used in several ways: 1) To learn Matlab. 2) As a companion to engineering texts. 3) As a reference for obtaining numerical solutions to a wide range of engineering problems. 4) As a source of applications of a wide variety of MatlabMagrab, Edward B. is the author of 'Engineers Guide to MATLAB', published 2010 under ISBN 9780131991101 and ISBN 0131991108.