Course Description

Introduction to MATLAB Programming (MIT 18.S997) MATLAB is a popular programming language used in engineering, mathematics, and scientific research. It is widely used for data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. MIT 18.S997 Introduction to MATLAB Programming is a comprehensive course designed to help students learn the basics of MATLAB programming and gain practical experience in solving engineering problems. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the basics of programming with MATLAB, data types and structures, control structures, functions, and file input/output operations. Students will learn how to write efficient, well-organized, and easy-to-read code that can be easily maintained and modified. They will also learn how to debug and optimize their code to improve its performance. The course is divided into several modules, each of which covers a specific topic in detail. The first module introduces the MATLAB environment and provides an overview of the basic programming concepts, such as variables, operators, and functions. The second module covers data types and structures, including arrays, matrices, and cells. The third module focuses on control structures, such as conditional statements and loops, and shows how to use them to control the flow of a program. The fourth module covers functions, one of the most powerful features of MATLAB. Students will learn how to create and call functions, pass arguments to functions, and return values from functions. They will also learn how to use built-in functions and create their own custom functions. The fifth module covers file input/output operations, such as reading and writing data to files, and shows how to use MATLAB's powerful visualization tools to create plots, graphs, and charts. Throughout the course, students will work on programming assignments and projects that simulate real-world engineering problems. These projects will require them to apply the concepts and skills they have learned to solve complex problems and develop practical solutions. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid foundation in MATLAB programming and will be able to apply their knowledge to solve a wide range of engineering and scientific problems. They will also have developed the skills needed to write efficient, well-organized, and easy-to-read code that can be easily maintained and modified.