Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists
Brian D. Hahn & Daniel T. Valentine
This book provides an excellent initiation into programming in MATLAB while serving as a
teaser for more advanced topics. It provides a structured entry into MATLAB programming
through well designed exercises.
Carl H. Sondergeld
Professor and Curtis Mewbourne Chair
Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering
University of Oklahoma
This updated version continues to provide beginners with the essentials of Matlab, with many
examples from science and engineering, written in an informal and accessible style. The new
chapter on algorithm development and program design provides an excellent introduction to a
structured approach to problem solving and the use of MATLAB as a programming language.
Professor Gary Ford
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Davis
For a while I have been searching for a good MATLAB text for a graduate course on methods
in environmental sciences. I finally settled on Hahn and Valentine because it provides the
balance I need regarding ease of use and relevance of material and examples.
Professor Wayne M. Getz
Department Environmental Science Policy & Management
University of California at Berkeley
This book is an outstanding introductory text for teaching mathematics, engineering, and
science students how MATLAB can be used to solve mathematical problems. Its intuitive
and well-chosen examples nicely bridge the gap between prototypical mathematical models
and how MATLAB can be used to evaluate these models. The author does a superior job of
examining and explaining the MATLAB code used to solve the problems presented.