Learning programming using MATLAB

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Abstract

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 MATLABr® constructs in the process. MATLABr® 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-88
Number of pages88
JournalSynthesis Lectures on Electrical Engineering
Volume3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • MATLAB
  • Problem solving
  • Programming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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