For first-year or introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science With a hands-on approach and focus on problem solving, this introduction to the powerful MATLAB computing language is designed for students with only a basic college algebra background. Numerous examples are drawn from a range of engineering disciplines, demonstrating MATLAB’s applications to a broad variety of problems. Teaching and Learning ExperienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. * Customize your Course with ESource: Instructors can adopt this title as is, or use the ESource website to select the chapters they need, in the sequence they want. * Introduce MATLAB Clearly: Three well-organized sections gets students started with MATLAB, introduce students to programming, and demonstrate more advanced programming techniques. * Reinforce Core Concepts with Hands-on Activities: Examples and exercises demonstrate how MATLAB can be used to solve a variety of engineering problems. * Keep Your Course Current: Significant changes were introduced in version MATLAB 2012b, including the introduction of MATLAB 8 which has a redesigned user-interface. The changes in this edition reflect these software updates. * Support Learning with Instructor Resources: A variety of resources are available to help to enhance your course.