6.094 Introduction to MATLAB®

January (IAP) 2009

Close-up fractal image generated by MATLAB.
Inset of a Julia Set; see the Wikipedia article for more information. In assignment 3, students are asked to write MATLAB® code to generate this and other fractals. (Image courtesy of course instructors.)

Course Highlights

This one-week course features a complete set of lecture notes and assignments.

Course Description

This course provides an aggressively gentle introduction to MATLAB®. It is designed to give students fluency in MATLAB, including popular toolboxes. The course consists of interactive lectures with a computer running MATLAB for each student. Problem-based MATLAB assignments are given which require significant time on MATLAB.

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m and .mdl.

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Sourav Dey
Danilo Šćepanović
Ankit Patel
Patrick Ho

Course Meeting Times

1 session / day for 5 days
2 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate