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Engineering Problem Solving with MATLAB (2nd Edition)

Engineering Problem Solving with MATLAB (2nd Edition)

Engineering Problem Solving with MATLAB (2nd Edition)
By Delores M. Etter

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Book Description

Best-selling author D.M. Etter introduces readers to general problem-solving and design techniques through a five step process which uses MATLAB, the popular engineering software, for analysis and graphical display. The book features chapters organized around specific engineering applications drawn from a variety of engineering disciplines. This book is the cornerstone engineering tutorial in the MATLAB Curriculum Series.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1128490 in Books
  • Published on: 1996-09-08
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x 1.00" w x 7.50" l, 1.15 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 332 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Best-selling author Delores Etter provides an up-to-date introduction to MATLAB. Presenting a consistent five-step problem-solving methodology, Etter describes the computational and visualization capabilities of MATLAB and illustrates the problem solving process through a variety of engineering examples and applications.

From the Back Cover
Best-selling author D.M. Etter introduces readers to general problem-solving and design techniques through a five step process which uses MATLAB, the popular engineering software, for analysis and graphical display. The book features chapters organized around specific engineering applications drawn from a variety of engineering disciplines. This book is the cornerstone engineering tutorial in the MATLAB Curriculum Series.


Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
2Good text, but the typos in problem sets and examples make it more frustrating than helpful.
By smiles
This book is required for my C++ class. Although it covers pertinent topics, and the text describes how to solve problems well, the examples are poorly written. They contain many errors, and don't explain why they are using certain functions. Not only does someone who is just learning C++ have to figure out where the errors are, but they have to figure out why they are using a certain code.
Not only do the examples have errors, but the problem sets have all sorts of typos. A general example: it will tell the student to alter the program they wrote for problem x on page y, and said problem doesn't exist. This results in searching the text for the proper problem. This causes errors in problems assigned by my professor, studying, and trying to find an example in class.
My husband holds a degree in computer science, and the book even annoys him.
At least buying it through Amazon saved me a lot of money compared to my school's bookstore, but still, I wish I didn't have to buy this for class. I have a library of more helpful books, and usually resort to them, or asking "the Internet" questions to clarify the text.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
4Clear presentation - an excellent textbook
By Lauren Elizabeth
The layout of this text is very helpful for keeping the material straight. It is written with clarity. The real-world sample problems are interesting. I have just one concern, which kept me from giving it 5 stars: there are errors in some of the answers to practice problems. I don't see why these would not have all been carefully checked. (For reference, I have the international edition.) Nonetheless, a great text!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1Avoid, disorganized pseudointellectual obfuscation layer.
By Mr. Lobotomy
Avoid. Rent, do not buy, if you need it for class.

Introductory class text for freshman programming. Luckily, I was able to spend another $50 and get four used books that are doing the job of getting me through class. Buy the Kernigan and Ritchie C text, also bought James Coplien's C++ which are well organized and readable.

Found one helpful insight in the book where Etter says a function call may be changed from pass by value to pass by reference by adding the & operator. That works perfectly.

Pseudointellectual. Thank God for Amazon and a place to register my complaint. She has a brute force sort with variables like (int j=k+1; j
I'm typing in her OOP class example and once I understand what is supposed to be happening, I'm getting the feeling I will want to rewrite this entirely. No understanding of, or structure of style idioms is conveyed. I would like a book recommendation that will do this for me.

She uses an example problem from systems analysis which is a 3rd year EE course, damped responses. A formula is provided as a black box to just type in. Having had systems analysis, I have no idea what the student was supposed to get out of the way it was presented. This is an introductory text, though system response damping could have been introduced in an insightful way instead of as a black box math formula. I'm guessing the first year student would see this and feel like they were rowed out to the deep water and tossed overboard. That's how I felt looking at it and I took a semester class in that

Book covers introductory material by dispersing it in different chapters. Struct is not in the index. Pointers could have been chpt 2 or 3 and not 9. I'm looking for where she says a pointer is a data type that hold a memory address but i cannot find it.

If the author reads this, I want a refund of my $43. rental fee.

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