Getting Started with MATLAB A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers
I enjoy MATLAB, and I want you to enjoy it too that is the singular motivation behind this book.
The first and foremost goal of this book is to get you started in MATLAB quickly and pleasantly.
Learning MATLAB changed the meaning of scientific computing for me. I used to think in terms of machine-specific compilers and tables of numbers as output. Now, I expect and enjoy interactive calculation, programming, graphics, animation, and complete portability across platforms under one roof. MATLAB is simple, powerful, and for most purposes quite fast. This is not to say that MATLAB is free of quirks and annoyances. It is not a complete miracle drug, but I like it and I
think you will probably like it too.
2 Tutorial Lessons
3 Interactive Computation
4 Programming in MATLAB: Scripts and Functions 99
8 Computer Algebra and The Symbolic Math Toolbox
9 Honorable Mentions
A The MATLAB Language Reference