Written for mechanical, aeronautical, and civil engineering students, this book demonstrates how MATLAB functions can be used to solve systems of linear equations, ordinary differential equations, roots of transcendental equations, curve-fitting problems, statistical problems, optimization problems, control systems problems, and stress analysis problems. The text reviews the essentials involved in writing computer programs as well as fundamental aspects of MATLAB and Simulink. Many numerical and analytical methods that support MATLAB functions are also presented.
MATLAB, Simulink, Control System Toolbox, Partial Differential Equation Toolbox, Curve Fitting Toolbox, and Optimization Toolbox are used to solve many application examples. In addition, many MATLAB sample programs and end-of-chapter projects are included.