MATLAB is a powerful numerical computing language commonly used in a wide array of scientific fields. Although it’s not open source, most institutions have a licence.

Some of the best tutorials available online are direct from the main Mathworks site here that are excellent for getting started and further documentation is here.


Getting Started

Read MATLAB Primer for an introduction to MATLAB.


The following examples serve as guides to learn to use MATLAB for solving simple physical systems (Courtesy of Dr. Brian Storey).

  1. Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
  2. Diffusion
  3. Computing Fourier Series and Power Spectrum with MATLAB

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