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Tutorial Details: Use of MATLAB for Computation

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 585 Walter
Instructor(s): Shuxia Zhang, MSI

In the technical computing environment, MATLAB is a powerful high-level programming language. This tutorial will help researchers solve some computational problems using MATLAB functions without spending much time dealing with programming details. We will start with a quick review of MATLAB’s syntax and I/O handlers. More attention will be focused on the use of some computational functions and toolboxes.

Users are encouraged to contact the User Support Staff ( or (612) 626-0802) about the computation problems you need to solve and/or some specific issues that you meet in solving them. We will use this information to make the tutorial more productive.

This tutorial consists of two parts:

1. A 50-minute lecture describing the MATLAB functions

2. An optional one-hour, hands-on session focusing on the use of these functions for your application.

Prerequisites: Some knowledge of linear algebra