Note: This tutorial was made using Matlab v. 5.3. Any other versions may have differences in syntax or lack some of thefunctionality referred to later in the tutorial.Matlab is a powerful mathematical tool and this tutorial is intended to be an introduction to some of the functions that youmight find useful. For more detail about other parts of the program, refer to the User's Manual and the help files.
The following is a picture of what will appear when you start up Matlab. All of the commands that will be discussed should be typed at the >> prompt.Matlab is a program that works with matrices. Scalars are simply 1 x 1 matrices and functions of single variables arenotated as a vector (a 1 x n or n x 1 matrix). The rest of the tutorial will be divided into five parts, each introducing adifferent feature of Matlab. The parts are: basic arithmetic, calculus, complex numbers, matrices, and polynomials andrational functions.
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