By Edward A. Bender
Applying a realistic, "learn by way of doing" method, this 1st-rate textual content fosters the improvement of the talents past natural arithmetic had to manage and manage mathematical types. From a range of fields — together with technological know-how, engineering, and operations examine — come over a hundred reality-based examples. 1978 version. contains 27 black-and-white figures.
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These memory locations are referred to by symbolic names in MATLAB statements. So the statement balance = 1000 allocates the number 1000 to the memory location named balance. Since the contents of balance may be changed during a session it is called a variable. The statements in our program are therefore interpreted by MATLAB as follows: 1. Put the number 1000 into variable balance. 2. 09 into variable rate. 3. Multiply the contents of rate by the contents of balance and put the answer in interest.
This approach to using MATLAB is like a notepad (it is one of many ways). As your experience with this tool grows, you will discover many more utilities and capabilities associated with this computational and analytical environment. 2 Arrays: vectors and matrices As mentioned earlier, the name MATLAB stands for MATrix LABoratory because MATLAB has been designed to work with matrices. g. a table) consisting of rows and columns. We will postpone most of the details of proper matrices and how MATLAB works with them until Chapter 6.