Description Engineering Computations: An Introduction Using MATL AB and Excel integrates MAT LAB and Excel to address the need of integrating both programs in one course, as well as give students a tutorial approach of software packages. Aimed at first- and second-year students, the text focuses on theoretical and computational foundations necessary for advanced study in engineering.
New to this edition
Tutorial on symbolic computation in Chapter 8 provides an opportunity to learn new techniques
New and updated end-of-chapter problems in every chapter
Updated to include the latest versions of MATLAB and Excel
Detailed instruction software tutorials for MATLAB and Excel
Introduction to the theory of computational techniques
Overview of numerical methods that augment computational techniques
Table of Contents
PART 1 Computational Tools
Chapter 1: Computing Tools
Chapter 2: Excel Fundamentals
Chapter 3: MATLAB Fundamentals
Chapter 4: MATLAB Programming
Chapter 5: Plotting Data
PART 2 Engineering Applications
Chapter 6: Finding the Roots of Equations
Chapter 7: Matrix Mathematics
Chapter 8: Solving Simultaneous Equations
Chapter 9: Numerical Integration
Chapter 10: Optimization
Joseph Musto holds a B.S. from Clarkson University, and an M.Eng. and Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, all in mechanical engineering. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Musto worked in industry in held industrial positions with Brady Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) and Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, NY). He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin. He has been using and teaching solid modeling using SOLIDWORKS since 1998.
William "Ed" Howard holds a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Marquette University. He is an associate professor in the East Carolina University Department of Engineering, where he teaches solid modeling, engineering computations, solid mechanics, and composite materials. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Howard worked in industry for 14 years in design, analysis, and project engineering at Thiokol Corporation (Brigham City, UT), Spaulding Composites Company (Smyrna, TN), and Sta-Rite Industries (Delavan, WI). He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.