From the Back Cover
Key Benefit: This student edition gives documentation to the powerful, industry-standard MATLAB technical computing environment, for use on personal computer. Key Topics: Includes coverage of all of the new MATLAB 5.0 features, which span the language, graphics, data analysis, and application and GUI development capabilities of MATLAB. MATLAB 5.0 includes over 500 mathematical, an engineering, and statistical functions including polynomial arithmetic; matrix manipulation, decomposition, and factorization; special matrices; data analysis functions; and integrated sparse matrix support. Covers the advanced visualization capabilities of MATLAB are included, such as 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D graphics; animation; light sources.