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# MATLAB – Computer Programming

This course is designed to expose the students on the development of programming skill using a computer language, which is suitable for the current computer operating system. It will emphasize on the general concept of computer programming that includes steps of problem solving using computer, algorithm and program logic tools, interface design, modularization, arrays, files and graphics. Examples, assignments and group projects related to various civil engineering fields are given to the students. At the end of the course, the student should be able to plan, analyst, and write computer programs for basic civil engineering applications.

 Week Topic Download 1 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING Introduction to Computers & Programming Process, Program-Development Life-Cycle (PDLC) Logic Design Tools-Flowchart, Pseudocode 2 INTRODUCTION TO MATLAB MATLAB Environment – Command Window, Workspace, Editor, Managing Files 3 VARIABLES AND OPERATORS Introduction to Variables, Assignment Statements, Data Types Built-in Functions, Anonymous Functions HO – MATLAB as a Calculator – Dealing with Simple Problems 4 Vectors and Matrices – Dimension, Index/Subscript String Manipulation – Operations on Strings, Converting to Numbers HO – MATLAB as a Calculator – Dealing with Matrices, Strings 5 INTRODUCTION TO MATLAB PROGRAMMING Algorithms, MATLAB Scripts – Input and Output, Input/Output using MAT-Files HO – Creating Simple MATLAB Programs using Script The plot Function 6 SELECTION STATEMENTS Relational Expressions – Logical true and falseThe if Statement – Nested if, The switch Statement, Data validation HO – Applying if Statements 7 REPETITIVE STRUCTURES Counted Loop – for Loop, Nested for Loop Conditional Loop – while Loop, Vectorizing HO – Applying for Loop & while Loop 8 USER DEFINED FUNCTIONS Introduction to User-Defined Functions Modularisation, Subfunction HO – Applying UDF, Debugging – Tracing Errors 9 Scope of Variables, Workspace Nested Function HO – Dealing with Modular Programs & Variables Scope 10 DATA STRUCTURES Introduction to Arrays & Structures – Passing to function Vectors of Structures – Nested Structures HO – Applying Data Structures 11 DATA & FILE MANAGEMENT Introduction to Data & Record FilesAccess Methods & Common File Operations HO – Writing & reading data files 12 Writing Report files Reading Report files HO – Writing & Reading Report Files 13 GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES Introduction to GUI – How does it work? Event-Driven Programming using GUI HO – Dealing with simple GUI 14 callback function for Push Button Sharing Variables using guidata HO – Creating GUI – for Previously Developed Programs