Chapter 4

Loop Statements

Contents

Key Terms

looping statements

counted loops

conditional loops

action

iterate

loop or iterator variable

running sum

running product

factorial

preallocate

echo printing

nested loop

outer loop

inner loop

infinite loop

counting

error-checking

Consider the problem of calculating the area of a circle with a radius of 0.3 centimeters. A MATLAB® program certainly is not needed to do that; you'd use your calculator instead, and punch in π * 0.32. However, if a table of circle areas is desired, for radii ranging from 0.1 centimeters to 100 centimeters in steps of 0.05 (e.g., 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, etc.), it would be very tedious to use a calculator and write it all down. ...

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