Summary and Info
This book begins with an introduction to MATLAB, language and graphics. I found this useful (fprint instead of disp, for example). Many engineering problems are set up and solved using MATLAB functions and m-files Applications of Fourier Series, the Dynamic Response of Second-Order Systems, and problems in ordinary and partial differential equations are presented. Many of the problems are specialized (consider the forced vibration of a pile embedded in an elastic medium, for example). Overall I liked the book, it presents a brief overview of the mathematics upon which each problem is based, and the m-files are well documented. I'm using it in an Applied Mathematics class.
More About the Author
David Halpern (born August 18, 1955) is an American sprint kayaker who competed in the mid-1980s. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he placed tenth K-2 500 m.