To start matlab, just type
matlabFor a cleaner faster-over-the-net interface, type
.* ./ term-by-term multiply or divide of two vectors axis set range of axes for plots conv convolve two sequences hold for printing multiple plots on an axes plot x vs. y plotsAlso see the functions in the 281 matlab directory.
The best way to find general information and names of available functions is to use the Mathworks helpdesk site.
Check out Getting Started with Matlab, which is listed in the course references.
An example function to get you started is here.