An introduction to MATLAB®. Elementary models with applications

  • Sebastian Aniţa
  • Viorel Arnăutu
  • Vincenzo Capasso
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


At the first sight, MATLAB (MATrix LABoratory) is a very flexible and simple programming tool. But it can also be used as high-level programming language. MATLAB is our choice because it offers some important advantages in comparison to other programming languages. This MathWorks TM product contains a general kernel and toolboxes for specialized applications. A beginner should start with the kernel. As already mentioned, the language is easy to learn and to use, but it offers control flow statements, functions, data structures, input/output statements, and other facilities. The Mathematical Function Library provides a large set of functions for a wide range of numerical algorithms. The MATLAB GUI (Graphical User Interface) is also very good and the corresponding functions are easy to use. It is also possible to write C programs that interact with MATLAB code.


Kutta Method Gaussian Elimination Function Circ Autocatalytic Reaction Function File 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Aniţa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Viorel Arnăutu
    • 3
  • Vincenzo Capasso
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of MathematicsUniversity “Al.I. Cuza” IaşiIaşiRomania
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics “Octav Mayer” IaşiIaşiRomania
  3. 3.Faculty of MathematicsUniversity “Al.I. Cuza” IaşiIaşiRomania
  4. 4.ADAMSS (Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Applied Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)MilanoItaly
  5. 5.Department of MathematicsUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly

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