This text provides a first course in numerical methods and programming taught through the medium of MATLAB. It is designed to give readers their first exposure to any kind of programming. The first three chapters introduce readers to the power of MATLAB without overwhelming them with its advanced features; the text then covers all the elementary material associated with numerical methods, and helps students develop skills in algorithm design. Examples of code are provided to debug, hence accentuating the need for precision, and developing readers? skills in finding errors in their own work. At the end of each chapter, tasks are provided to reinforce the ideas introduced, with full solutions at the back of the book. A glossary of terms is provided, with each term supported by an example of the syntaxes commonly encountered.
Aimed at first and second year undergraduates in mathematics and engineering, this book will also be invaluable for engineers who need to use MATLAB in their work environment.