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MATLAB for Beginners: A Gentle Approach

MATLAB for Beginners: A Gentle Approach [Kindle Edition]

Peter I. Kattan
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This book is written for people who wish to learn MATLAB for the first time. The book is really designed for beginners and students. In addition, the book is suitable for students and researchers in various disciplines ranging from engineers and scientists to biologists and environmental scientists. One of the objectives of writing this book is to introduce MATLAB and its powerful and simple computational abilities to students in high schools. The material presented is very easy and simple to understand - written in a gentle manner. The topics covered in the book include arithmetic operations, variables, mathematical functions, complex numbers, vectors, matrices, programming, graphs, solving equations, and an introduction to calculus. In addition, the MATLAB Symbolic Math Toolbox is emphasized in this book. There are also over 230 exercises at the ends of chapters for students to practice. Detailed solutions to all the exercises are provided in the second half of the book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 798 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1438203098
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peter I. Kattan; 1 edition (11 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001A5AZSG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but not for true beginners 4 Jan 2014
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I wanted this book as a complete n00b of programming. It was helpful, but i had to refer to other sources in order to understand some of the maths that it assumes you know. Also it isnt very good at explaining matrices at the start - again too much assumed knowledge. If you know a bit about programming/maths, this is probably perfect, but it suggests it is for use by high school students/teachers learning this stuff for the first time, and for that I would say it's not particularly useful. I like the exercises and worked examples.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For beginners 18 Nov 2013
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Indeed, Matlab for beginners. Easily accessible, very understandable, clear examples. You can't do anything really professional with Matlab after reading the book, but at least you know enough to give it a start.
Don't think the book will solve all your problems, but if you never used Matlab before, it can help you swift through the first steps.
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5.0 out of 5 stars just what I needed 10 Dec 2012
The Book is Just what I needed to start my modelling Skills in Matlab. Simple and well illustrated, I love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as described... 9 Jan 2010
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...with good, down to earth, simple, understandable information. I have read this book cover to cover, and have studied most exercises using the MatLab program. Highly recommended for its intended purpose, introduction for beginners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matlab for Beginners: A gentle approach 7 Mar 2010
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This is a short version of the Matlab introduction. If you want to know Matlab from start, this is an excellent book that leads you step-by-step through the learning process from simple algebra to programming. Just as what the title said, it is a gentle approach to learn Matlab.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book dry subject 26 Nov 2012
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Very easy to read and understand. Arranged for the beginner to easily progress and retain information. Easy lesson review and reference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matlab for Beginners 20 May 2011
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Not as comprehensive as I had imagined from the recommendation I got from a friend. Very elementary and true to its title. What it covers it does extremely well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Lives Up to the Expectation of Gentleness. 4 Sep 2014
By Mr. Math Expert - Published on
MATLAB for Beginners: A Gentle Approach is a very good, kind book in learning about to use MATLAB. It's like the most simple, straightforward, and non-technical book I've read, and it helps me to make a transition to the second level because I feel ready to tackle more complicated stuff. What's nice is that there are exercises at the end of each section and a complete worked out solutions at the end of the book. All in all, MATLAB for Beginners: A Gentle Approach is really worth the time.
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