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MATLAB®: An Introduction with Applications, Fourth Edition by Amos Gilat

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Appendix A. Summary of Characters, Commands, and Functions

The following tables list MATLAB's characters, commands, and functions that are covered in the book. The items are grouped by subjects.

Table A.1. Characters and arithmetic operators

Character

Description

Page

+

Addition.

11, 64

Subtraction.

11, 64

*

Scalar and array multiplication.

11, 65

.*

Element-by-element multiplication of arrays.

72

/

Right division.

11, 71

\

Left division.

11, 70

./

Element-by-element right division.

72

.\

Element-by-element left division.

72

^

Exponentiation.

11

.^

Element-by-element exponentiation.

72

:

Colon; creates vectors with equally spaced elements, represents range of elements in arrays.

37, 44

=

Assignment operator.

16

( )

Parentheses; sets precedence, encloses input arguments in functions and subscripts of arrays.

11, 42, 44, 222

[ ]

Brackets; forms arrays. encloses output arguments in functions.

37, 38, 39, 222

,

Comma; separates array subscripts and function arguments, separates commands in the same line.

9, 17, 42-45, 222

;

Semicolon; suppresses display, ends row in array.

10, 39

'

Single quote; matrix transpose, creates string.

41, 53-55

...

Ellipsis; continuation of line.

9

%

Percent; denotes a comment, specifies output format.

10

Table A.2. Relational and logical operators

Character

Description

Page

<

Less than.

174

>

Greater than.

174

<=

Less than or equal.

174

>=

Greater than or equal.

174

==

Equal.

174

~=

Not equal.

174

&

Logical AND.

177

|

Logical OR.

177

~

Logical NOT.

177

Table A.3. Managing commands

Command

Description

Page

cd

Changes current directory.

23

clc

Clears the ...

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