Well the installation on my desk-top at work set us back ~10,000 UKP so yes it is good value (It sounds good value for the student version - which is more complete than what I have as it happens).

The first of these is by Cleve

http://www.mathworks.com/moler/intro.pdf - which is the first chapter of:

Numerical Computing with MATLAB by Cleve Moler - Chapters

Others:

http://www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/~ftp/n...atlabNotes.pdf

Introduction to MATLAB

Introduction to Matlab

RonL