MATLAB Basics

Hans-Petter Halvorsen

MATLAB Basics

MATLAB is a tool for technical computing, computation and visualization in an integrated environment. MATLAB is an abbreviation for MATrix LABoratory, so it is well suited for matrix manipulation and problem solving related to Linear Algebra, Modelling, Simulation and Control applications, etc.

MATLAB Software:

If you dont have MATLAB, you can buy a MATLAB student version (350-699 NOK), which you can install on your personal computer. The MATLAB student version includes the most used Toolboxes as well, like Simulink, Control System Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Statistics Toolbox, etc.

Students and staff at University College of Southeast Norway can freely install the MATLAB Software on their own computers, since the university has a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) License. The Activation Key is located in Fronter, where only students and staff at the university have access.

See also the main MATLAB page.


 

1. Introduction to MATLAB

Watch the Video below in order to get an idea of what MATLAB is:

 

You should also watch the following Videos:

MATLAB Basics Videos - Videos explaining the basic features in MATLAB

 

2. Quick Start Guide

Quick Introduction to MATLAB with Examples and small Exercises you should do:

MATLAB Quick Start Guide

 

See also the Video below:

 

3. Exercises

Introduction to MATLAB with detailed descriptions and step by step Examples and Exercises:

Introduction to MATLAB with Exercises

The document above contains lots of Examples and self-paced Exercises that you should go through and solve on your own. The only way to learn MATLAB is to do lots of Exercises!

 

4. Solutions to Exercises

Below you find detailed solutions to all the Exercises above:

Videos:

Video Solutions to selected Topics:

Scripts and User-defined Functions

Plotting

Flow Control and Loops

Mathematics

 

Solutions for all the Exercises/Tasks above.

The solutions are password protected. Your instructor will provide you with the neccessary access codes throughout the course.

 

5. What's Next?

Want to learn more? See the following:

Modelling, Simulation and Control with MATLAB

MATLAB Resources

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