Second Edition

Daniel Miller, University of South Florida

Welcome to the website for Introduction to

Programming Using MATLAB book.

This book is intended for an introductory course in

MATLAB programming in STEM (science, technology,

engineering, and mathematics) fields. With so many

textbooks written on MATLAB, why saturate the market

with one more book. That is the question the authors

asked themselves before they embarked on this

project. The following are the reasons we took this

challenging task.

commands and sequential programming. Here the user

is introduced to using the program interface, common

MATLAB commands for displaying outputs and

mathematical functions, and applications to science and

engineering problems. In the next six chapters, we use

MATLAB commands for basic mathematical procedures

learned in the engineering calculus and ordinary

differential equations courses. In the last fourteen

chapters, the user is introduced to basic programming

concepts of conditional statements, repetition, extrinsic

functions, and interaction with external files.

To access the blog go to

http://autarkaw.wordpress.com.

Programming Using MATLAB book.

This book is intended for an introductory course in

MATLAB programming in STEM (science, technology,

engineering, and mathematics) fields. With so many

textbooks written on MATLAB, why saturate the market

with one more book. That is the question the authors

asked themselves before they embarked on this

project. The following are the reasons we took this

challenging task.

- Many books simply show you how to use MATLAB

to solve engineering problems while others

concentrate on its programming aspects. We

give equal coverage to MATLAB syntax, intrinsic

functions used for common engineering

mathematical procedures, and basic programming

concepts. - A few attempts to use currently published

textbooks in the course we teach at USF have

not met students’ needs. We are making a bold

attempt to write a book that is suitable for our

students. - Many engineering departments throughout the

nation no longer teach a 3-credit hour

programming course. They weave the

mathematical software packages such as MATLAB

in other courses such as Foundations of

Engineering. This book is highly suitable for such

audiences. To make the access far-reaching and

to keep the pedagogy as neutral as possible for

wider acceptance, we have purposefully kept the

chapters short in length so that instructors can

easily choose the course content.

commands and sequential programming. Here the user

is introduced to using the program interface, common

MATLAB commands for displaying outputs and

mathematical functions, and applications to science and

engineering problems. In the next six chapters, we use

MATLAB commands for basic mathematical procedures

learned in the engineering calculus and ordinary

differential equations courses. In the last fourteen

chapters, the user is introduced to basic programming

concepts of conditional statements, repetition, extrinsic

functions, and interaction with external files.

To access the blog go to

http://autarkaw.wordpress.com.