MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.
It contains hundreds of commands to do mathematics. You can use it to graph functions, solve equations, perform statistical tests, and so much more. It is a high-level programming language that can communicate with its cousins, e.g., FORTRAN and C. You can produce sound and animated graphics. You can do simulations and model (especially if you have access not just to basic MATLAB but also to its accessory Simulink®). You can prepare materials for export to the internet. In addition, you can use MATLAB to combine mathematical computations with text and graphics in order to produce a polished, integrated, interactive document.
A program this sophisticated contains many features and options. There are literally hundreds of useful commands at your disposal. The MATLAB help documentation contains thousands of entries. The standard references, whether the Math Works User's Guide for the product or any of our competitors contain a myriad of tables describing an endless stream of commands, options and features that the user might be expected to learn or access.
MATLAB is more than a fancy calculator; it is an extremely useful and versatile tool. Even if you only know a little about MATLAB, you can use it to accomplish wonderful things. The hard part, however, is figuring out which of the hundreds of commands, scores of help pages, and thousands of items of documentation you need to look at to start using it quickly and effectively.
What will you learn?
Matlab, which stands for Matrix Laboratory, is a complete programming environment that encompasses its own programming language, IDE (integrated development environment), libraries (called toolboxes in MATLAB), amongst many other things. MATLAB is very good at performing matrix operations, making it useful for things like image operations and control system analysis.
Working with the MATLAB User Interface
Variables and Expressions
Analysis and Visualization with Vectors
Analysis and Visualization with Matrices
Graphical User Interfaces
The Prerequisites of learning MATLAB is having basic knowledge in C language is enough.