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Course Catalog 2014-2015

SGN-84006 Introduction to Scientific Computing with Matlab, 3 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies

Person responsible

Heikki Huttunen


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places
 6 h/per
 14 h/per
 20 h/per




SGN-84006 2014-01 Monday 12 - 14 , TB109
Monday 12 - 14 , TB104


In-class assignments and a project work.

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to use Matlab for processing signals and data using modern methodologies. He can also produce 2D and 3D visualizations to be included in scientific reports. After completing the course: (1)The student is familiar with Matlab environment, is able to input and output data in various formats, and can run Matlab functions. (2) The student is familiar with the programming language constructions in Matlab and can implement simple routines. (3) The student is able to produce 2D and 3D plots, and annotate them along scientific publication standards. (4) The student is familiar with the general structure of toolboxes; in particular with the Signal Processing toolbox, the Image Processing toolbox and the Statistics toolbox.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Desktop tools and development environment     
2. Data import and export     
3. Mathematics: arrays and matrices, linear algebra     
4. Data analysis: covariance, correlation, filtering, convolution, numerical derivatives, integrals, Fourier transforms, time series analysis     
5. Programming: Function evaluation, program control, error handling, data types, timers     
6. Graphics: Plotting, annotating graphs, images      
7. 3D visualization: Surface and mesh plots, lighting, transparency, volume visualization      
8. Matlab in campus: Distributed computing     

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Edition, availability, ... Examination material Language
Book   Matlab for Engineers   Moore, Holly   978-0132103251       No    English  

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Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
SGN-84006 Introduction to Scientific Computing with Matlab, 3 cr SGN-84007 Introduction to Matlab, 1 cr  

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Last modified10.01.2014