Learning programming using MATLAB [electronic resource] / Khalid Sayood.Material type: TextSeries: Synthesis lectures on electrical engineering ; #3.Publication details: San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, 1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) :: Morgan & Claypool Publishers,, c2007Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 electronic document (vi, 81 p.) : digital fileISBN: 1598291432 (electronic bk.); 9781598291438 (electronic bk.); 1598291424 (pbk.); 9781598291421 (pbk.)Uniform titles: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science. Subject(s): MATLAB | Computer programming | Programming | MATLAB | Problem solvingDDC classification: 004/.35 LOC classification: QA76.6 | .S39 2007Online resources: Abstract with links to resource | Abstract with links to full text Issued also in print.
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Introduction -- Introduction to programming -- Introduction to MATLAB -- Selecting between alternatives -- Loops -- Input and output -- Functions.
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This book is intended for anyone trying to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. The chapters lead the reader through the various steps required for writing a program, introducing the MATLAB® constructs in the process. MATLAB® is used to teach programming because it has a simple programming environment. It has a low initial overhead which allows the novice programmer to begin programming immediately and allows the users to easily debug their programs. This is especially useful for people who have a "mental block" about computers. Although MATLABr is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables the user to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran, the author shows that it can also be used as a programming learning tool for novices. There are a number of exercises at the end of each chapter which should help users become comfortable with the language.
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