This comprehensive book includes over 800 problems including open ended, project type and design problems.
Chapter topics include Introduction to Numerical Methods; Solution of Nonlinear Equations; Simultaneous Linear Algebraic Equations; Solution of Matrix Eigenvalue Problem; Curve Fitting and Interpolation; Statistical Methods; Numerical Differentiation; Numerical Integration; Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations: Initial Value Problems; Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations: Boundary Value Problems; Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations; Numerical Methods of Optimization ;Finite Element Method.
This book is intended as a reference for numerical methods in engineering.
Intended primarily for engineering students, this textbook concentrates of the application of numerical methods to engineering problems, using different approaches and a variety of software. It encourages the student to intelligently select among numerical approaches and software systems, and to experiment with the various parameters of the problem accordingly. Chapters concentrate on numerical methods, nonlinear equations, simultaneous linear algebraic equations, matrix eigenvalue problems, curve fitting and interpretation, statistical methods, numerical differentiation, numerical integration, initial-value problems, boundary-value problems, partial differential equations, optimization, and the finite-element method. Rao teaches at the University of Miami at Coral Gables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)