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Physical Modeling in MATLAB
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  • Title Physical Modeling in MATLAB
  • Author(s) Allen B. Downey
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (March 20, 2009)
  • Paperback 160 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441418660
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441418661
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Book Description

An introductory textbook for people who have not programmed before. Covers basic MATLAB programming with emphasis on modeling and simulation of physical systems.

Written for beginners, this book provides an introduction to programming in MATLAB and simulation of physical systems. The book begins with scalar values and gradually works up to vectors and matrices. Topics covered include variables and values, scripts, loops, ordinary differential equations, vectors, and functions. MATLAB is used throughout the book to solve many end-of-chapter exercises. Most books that use MATLAB are aimed at readers who know how to program. This book is for people who have never programmed before.

About the Authors
  • Allen B. Downey, Ph.D., is an associate professor of computer science at the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. He has taught at Wellesly College, Colby College, and UC Berkeley. He has a doctorate in computer science from UC Berkeley and a Master's degree from MIT. Dr Downey is the author of a previous version of this book, titled How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python, which he self-published in 2001.

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