Table of Contents

1.1 Starting MATLAB, MATLAB windows
1.2 Working in the command window
1.3 Arithmetic operations with scalars
1.4 Display formats
1.5 Elementary math built-in functions
1.6 Defining scalar variables
1.7 Useful commands for managing variables
1.8 Script files
1.9 Examples of MATLAB applications
1.10 Problems

2.1 Creating a one-dimensional array (vector)
2.2 Creating a two-dimensional array (matrix)
2.3 Notes about variables in MATLAB
2.4 The transpose operator
2.5 Array addressing
2.6 Using a colon : in addressing arrays
2.7 Adding elements to existing variables
2.8 Deleting elements
2.9 Built-in functions for handling arrays
2.10 Strings and strings as variables
2.11 Problems

3.1 Addition and subtraction
3.2 Array multiplication
3.3 Array division
3.4 Element-by-element operations
3.5 Using arrays in MATLAB built-in math functions
3.6 Built-in functions for analyzing arrays
3.7 Generation of random numbers
3.8 Examples of MATLAB applications
3.9 Problems

4.1 The MATLAB workspace and the workspace window
4.2 Input to a script file
4.3 Output commands
4.4 The save and load commands
4.5 Importing and exporting data
4.6 Examples of MATLAB applications
4.7 Problems

5.1 The plot command
5.2 The fplot command
5.3 Plotting multiple graphs in the same plot
5.4 Formatting a plot
5.5 Plots with logarithmic axes
5.6 Plots with error bars
5.7 Plots with special graphics
5.8 Histograms
5.9 Polar plots
5.10 Putting multiple plots on the same page
5.11 Multiple figure windows
5.12 Plotting using the plots toolstrip
5.13 Examples of MATLAB applications
5.14 Problems

6.1 Relational and logical operators
6.2 Conditional statements
6.3 The switch-case statement
6.4 Loops
6.5 Nested loops and nested conditional statements
6.6 The break and continue commands
6.7 Examples of MATLAB applications
6.8 Problems

7.1 Creating a function file
7.2 Structure of a function file
7.3 Local and global variables
7.4 Saving a function file
7.5 Using a user-defined function
7.6 Examples of simple user-defined functions
7.7 Comparison between script files and function files
7.8 Local functions
7.9 Anonymous functions
7.10 Function functions
7.11 Subfunctions
7.12 Nested functions
7.13 Examples of MATLAB applications
7.14 Problems

8.1 Polynomials
8.2 Curve fitting
8.3 Interpolation
8.4 The basic fitting interface
8.5 Examples of MATLAB applications
8.6 Problems

9.1 Solving an equation with one variable
9.2 Finding a minimum or a maximum of a function
9.3 Numerical integration
9.4 Ordinary differential equations
9.5 Examples of MATLAB applications
9.6 Problems

10.1 Line plots
10.2 Mesh and surface plots
10.3 Plots with special graphics
10.4 The view command
10.5 Examples of MATLAB applications
10.6 Problems

11.1 Symbolic objects and symbolic expressions
11.2 Changing the form of an existing symbolic expression
11.3 Solving algebraic equations
11.4 Differentiation
11.5 Integration
11.6 Solving an ordinary differential equation
11.7 Plotting symbolic expressions
11.8 Numerical calculations with symbolic expressions
11.9 Examples of MATLAB applications
11.10 Problems

12.1 Appendix: Summary of Characters, Commands, and Functions

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