MatLab Fundamentals

Instructional tutorials are provided to introduce MATLAB and illustrate important concepts and functionality. It is recommended the presentations be viewed in the order presented. The material was developed by Professors Kathy Ossman and Greg Bucks at the University of Cincinnati.  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The tutorials were developed to support a course at the University of Cincinnati – Engineering Models – and the tutorials may reference that course.  The class was designed to develop good problem-solving techniques and to illustrate how engineers use mathematics to solve a variety of practical and often complex problems. The course will apply fundamental theory from algebra, trigonometry, and calculus to relevant engineering applications chosen from a variety of disciplines. MATLAB® is introduced and progressively developed as a programming tool to enable students to explore engineering concepts, to investigate solutions to problems too complex for hand solutions, and to develop an appreciation of the power and limitations of computer tools. Special attention will be given to graphical visualization of concepts and to numerical approximation techniques and the errors associated with approximations.