As everybody knows, MATLAB combines programming, computing and visualisation in a friendly, flexible and open environment. It provides mathematicians, and scientists in general, with a language for writing down a problem and computing its solution both mathematically and graphically. Problems, however, perhaps complex in symbolics or numerically, might be solved in a fraction of the time required to program in standard languages. This seventh edition book covers topics such as matrices and matrix operations, submatrices and colon notation, MATLAB functions, control flow statements, M-files, calling C, Fortran and Java from MATLAB, two and three dimensional graphics, sparse matrix computations, symbolic variables and computations, polynomials, interpolation and integration, and equations (linear, differential). This primer offers a direct and complex coverage of MATLAB specifics and is recommended without hesitation both to new users and those using it to solve real problems.