What it is?

Matlab is a computer programme for numerical calculations and presentation of data.

Matlab means "Matrice Laboratory" because it was originally developed for handling of matrices.

Matlab is the "engine" that does all the work. And to here a lot of toolboxes can be attaced (if you have the money to buy them)

One of the most famous of the toolboxes is Simulink

 

How to learn Matlab?

I propose that you do the following: Click on the menus left from here, ie. start with "Getting started" then "Calculations" the "Scripts" etc. - ie. do it top-down.

If yo do not like my course, ie. this short tutorial, then go to Google and search for Matlab + Tutorial and you will get a lot of links. You can even constraint the search to your mother tounge

 

Have fun! / Søren