# A MATLAB Manual for Engineering Mechanics: Statics - Computational Edition

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This supplement to Engineering Mechanics: Statics - Computational Edition by Soutas-Little, Inman, and Balint, will provide all the necessary instructions to use recent versions of MATLAB? software to aid in solving the homework problems and working through the sample problems. The manual is intended to guide the reader through the use of MATLAB? for solving statics problems. It is keyed heavily to the accompanying text and works through many of the sample problems in detail, and solving them through the use of the software. The first section is an introduction to using MATLAB?, concluding with a sample statics problem and can be studied while reading Chapter 1 of the Statics text. Nine more sections follow this, one for each of the chapters 2 through 10 of the companion Statics text. Each of these remaining section presents MATLAB? solutions for the Sample Problems given in the Statics text. Chapter 1 - Using MATLAB Numerical Calculations Significant Figures Symbolic Calculations Saving Files Defining a Function Graphing Solving an Algebraic Equation Solving a Statics Problem by Using MATLAB As well as sample problems from the text this manual also includes topics such as: MATLAB as a Vector Calculator; Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations; Using MATLAB in Other Matrix Calculations; Vector or Cross Products; Solution of Nonlinear Algebraic Equations; Vector or Cross Product Between Two Vectors; Numerical and Sybolic Integration; MATLAB as a Programming Language; Discontinuity Functions; Cables; Surface Plots; Wedges; Belt Friction; Ratio of Tensions Versus Coefficient of Friction and Contact Angle; Principle Second Moments of Area; Eigenvalue Problems; Solution of Systems of Nonlinear Equations in MATLAB; Some MATLAB Commands Commonly Used in StaticsChapter 1 - Using MATLAB Numerical Calculations Significant Figures Symbolic Calculations Saving Files Defining a Function Graphing Solving an Algebraic Equation Solving a Statics Problem by Using MATLAB As well as sample problems from the ...

 Title : A MATLAB Manual for Engineering Mechanics: Statics - Computational Edition Author : Robert W. Soutas-Little Publisher : Thomson Engineering - 2007-01