Synopses & Reviews
With thorough coverage and a direct approach, An Introduction to Numerical Methods: A MATLAB Approach, Second Edition introduces students to a wide range of useful and important algorithms. This second edition incorporates the use of MATLAB as an integral part of the text. It also features new information on numerical optimization and the finite element method and includes real-world examples in each section as well as additional exercises, applied problems, and computer problems. The authors cover a variety of topics such as direct and iterative methods, interpolation, spline functions, the concepts of least squares, numerical differentiation, and integration. A CD-ROM accompanies the text, supplying many simple MATLAB functions.
Numerical methods are a mainstay of researchers and professionals across the many mathematics, scientific, and engineering disciplines. The importance of these methods combined with the power and availability of today's computers virtually demand that students in these fields be well versed not only in the numerical techniques, but also in the use of a modern computational software package.
Updated to reflect the latest version of MATLAB, the second edition of An Introduction to Numerical Methods continues to fulfill both these needs. It introduces the theory and applications of the most commonly used techniques for solving numerical problems on a computer. It covers a wide range of useful algorithms, each presented with full details so that readers can visualize and interpret each step.
Highlights of the second edition:
A new chapter on numerical optimization
New sections on finite elements
More exercises and applied problems in each chapter
MATLAB incorporated as an integral part of the text
Emphasis on understanding how the methods work, a simple, direct style, and thorough coverage make this book an outstanding initiation that allows students to see almost immediate results. It will boost their confidence in their ability to master the subject and give them valuable experience in the use of MATLAB.
With thorough coverage and a direct approach, this text introduces students to a wide range of useful and important algorithms. This second edition incorporates the use of MATLAB as an integral part of the text, features new information on numerical optimization and the finite element method, and includes real-world examples in each section, as well as additional exercises, applied problems, and computer problems.