Introduction to MATLAB

In this chapter, we will talk about the basics of MATLAB and how to get started with it. We expect the reader to have basic programming skills, and therefore we will not cover any MATLAB programming concepts in detail. When discussing any topic, we will try not to go into such specifics that cause us to deviate from our main goal. Instead, we will provide proper references which can be consulted for more information.


MATLAB is a programming language created with the basic goal of providing a simple intuitive platform for engineering design applications. However, as well as being a programming language, ...

Get Numerical Methods using MATLAB now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.