"Major highlights of the book are completely transparent examples of classical yet always intriguing mathematical, statistical, engineering, economics, and physics problems. In addition, the book explains a seamless use with Microsoft Word for integrating MATLAB outputs with documents, reports, presentations, or other on-line processes. Advanced topics with examples include: Monte Carlo simulation, population dynamics, and Linear Programming. Overall, it is an outstanding textbook, and, likewise, should be an integral part of the technical reference shelf for most IT professionals. It is a great resource for wherever MATLAB is available!"
"A readable introduction to using MATLAB 7."
Ian Gladwell, Southern Methodist University for SIAM Review
This is a short, focused introduction to MATLAB, a comprehensive software system for mathematical and technical computing. It contains conci se explanations of essential MATLAB commands, as well easily understood instructions for using MATLAB's programming features, graphical capabilities, simulation models, and rich desktop interface. For the beginner it explains everything needed to start using MATLAB, and experienced users making the switch to MATLAB 7 from an earlier version will also find useful information here.