Matlab programming manual cited for 'excellence' as textbook

February 26, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
“Matlab: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, 4th edition” by Stormy C. Attaway has been recognised in the 2017 Textbook & Academic Authors Association Textbook Excellence Award, which recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials.

The publisher's description of the text reads, “[It]...has been updated to reflect the functionality of the current version of MATLAB, including the new H2 Graphics system. It features new and revised end-of-chapter exercises, more engineering applications to help the reader learn this software tool in context, and a new section on object-oriented programming in MATLAB. MATLAB has become the standard software tool for solving scientific and engineering problems due to its powerful built-in functions and its ability to program.

“Assuming no knowledge of programming, this book guides the reader both programming and [using] built-in functions to easily exploit MATLAB's extensive capabilities for tackling engineering problems. The book starts with programming concepts, such as variables, assignments, and selection statements, moves on to loops, and then solves problems using both the programming concept and the power of MATLAB. In-depth coverage is given to input/output, a topic fundamental to many engineering applications.”


Published by Elsevier under its Butterworth-Heinemann imprint:


This book is one of 23 textbooks awarded 2017 Textbook Awards by TAA; details of the programme here.