MATLAB, a software package for high-performance numerical computation and visualization, is one of the most widely used tools for science and engineering applications. Its broad appeal lies in its interactive environment with hundreds of built-in functions for technical computation, graphics, and animation. It also provides easy extensibility with its own high-level programming language. Getting Started with MATLAB 5: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers gets students started in MATLAB quickly and easily, in a few short hours. Chapters one and two provide a thorough introduction to the basics and five self-guided lessons. Remaining chapters cover useful and interesting elementary, advanced, and special MATLAB functions.