# Introduction to Matlab for Northrup Grumman

## Offered through UMBC's Department for Continuing Education

## Matthias K. Gobbert - Fall 1998

This page can be reached via my homepage at
http://www.math.umbc.edu/~gobbert.

See there for updates on the course.

## Basic Information

- Instructor: Matthias K. Gobbert

Math/Psyc 416, (410) 455-2404, gobbert@math.umbc.edu
- Class times: Monday 05:30-07:30p.m., ECS 104A
- Prerequisite:
Basic familiarity with concepts of high-level programming

## Available Written Introduction to Matlab

Arguably the best introduction to Matlab 5 is contained in the volume
``Getting Started with MATLAB'' from The MathWorks, Inc.; the volume is
available in the department computer room MP 412 in the blue folder.
Following this manual, introductions to more topics are contained in
the ``Using MATLAB'' and the ``Using MATLAB Graphics'' manuals also
available there.

## Basic Matlab Session:

In the UNIX-environment, start Matlab using the command ``matlab;'' this
should result in a screen like this:
< M A T L A B (R) >
(c) Copyright 1984-98 The MathWorks, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Version 5.2.1.1420
Apr 30 1998
To get started, type one of these: helpwin, helpdesk, or demo.
For product information, type tour or visit www.mathworks.com.
>>

Here, ``>>'' is the Matlab prompt awaiting command input from the user.
To quit Matlab, enter the command ``exit'' or ``quit,'' and the UNIX-prompt
will return.

The programs listed below are Matlab functions, often referred to as m-files.
They accomplish some simple task as documented in the text. Download the files
to your account using, say, Netscape using, for instance, the ``File'' and
in there the ``Save As''-functionality. Then call them from Matlab.
## Solutions to some of the homework problems:

- Homework 2:
Reference data for problem 1: dataref.m.
- Homework 3:
- Homework 6:
- Data file memb.dat from a
finite element package
- Fortran file readform.f
to read data file memb.dat

Copyright © 1998 by Matthias K. Gobbert. All Rights Reserved.

This page version 1.2, December 1998.