IS&T SCV Tutorial - Introduction to MATLAB

10:00 am on Friday, January 24, 2014
12:00 pm on Friday, January 24, 2014
MATLAB (for MATrix LABoratory) is a numerical computing environment developed by MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB is essentially an interpretive high level language that does not require data type declaration or compilation. It can be used to implement mathematical computations such as matrix manipulations with existing linear algebra packages. Many plotting and visualization tools are available as an integral part of MATLAB. MATLAB operations are very intuitive, user-friendly, and are used primarily in an interactive environment to enable fast proto-typing of research activities and efficient software development. Many highly specialized applications, such as Mathematical Finance, Bioinformatics, and Image Processing, are also available as toolboxes. In this tutorial, many of the basic MATLAB operations, including basic 2D and 3D graphics, will be introduced. You will learn many of these operations hands-on. No prior programming experience in any languages is required to attend this course. However, basic knowledge of linear algebra, such as matrix operations, is required.