Scientific computing, also known as computational science, uses computational methods to solve science and engineering problems. The modeling of natural systems using numerical simulation is an important area of focus within scientific computing. These models are often computationally intensive and require high performance computing resources.
MATLAB®, a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment, is a standard tool used in multiple industries for scientific computing applications. MATLAB provides built-in functionality for numerical linear algebra, Fourier analysis, numerical integration, and for solving ordinary differential equations. Toolboxes offer collections of special-purpose MATLAB functions in areas such as statistics, optimization, and parallel computing.