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MA185: Introduction to MATLAB
Hi, I'm Chris Saker and I teach in this module, alongside Georgios Amanatidis and Mario Gutierrez-Roig.Welcome to the module. When you have completed a task, e.g. watched a video, read the lecture notes, or finished a problem set, tick the box next to the item to record your progress. Doing so will also release the next item in this week's learning pathway.
In this taster material we are going to be taking a look at MATLAB, a piece of software you'll be using a lot during your time at Essex.
What is MATLAB?
MATLAB is a programming platform designed specifically for mathematicians, engineers and scientists (basically anyone who is interested in applied mathematics). At the heart of MATLAB is a matrix-based language allowing the most natural expression of computational mathematics. MATLAB combines a desktop environment optimised for iterative analysis and design processes with a programming language that directly expresses matrix and array mathematics.
You can learn more about MATLAB on the Mathworks website.
Did you know that MATLAB is an abbreviation of matrix laboratory and has been around since the late 1970s?
This is a sample week from the MA185: Mathematical and Computational Modelling module. Why don't you watch the lectures and have a look at the exercises below?