This new text/reference presents an accessible, concise, but rather complete, introduction to the C++ programming language with special emphasis on object-oriented numeric computation for scientific and engineering program development. The description of the language is in compliance with ISO/ANSI standards and is platform independent for maximum versatility.
Requiring only basic calculus and linear algebra as prerequisites, the book introduces concepts, techniques, and standard libraries of C++ in a manner that is easy to understand and uses such familiar examples as vectors, matrices, integrals, and complex numbers. It also contains an introduction to C++ programs for applications with many numberic methods that are fundamental to science and engineering computing: polynomial evaluation and interpolation; numeric integration; methods for solving nonlinear equations; systems of linear equations in full, band, and sparse matrix storage formats; and ordinary and partial differential equations. Numerous techniques and examples are provided on how to reduce (C and Fortran) run-time overhead and improve program efficiency.
Topics and features: *concise coverage of C++ programming concepts with object-oriented emphasis*numerous examples, coding tools, sample programs and exercises for reinforcement and self-study purposes*develops and uses basic and advanced features, as well as standard libraries of C++*covers many fundamental numeric methods for scientific and engineering computing applications*downloadable user-defined numeric linear algebra library available from author web site With an accessible style, intuitive topic development, and numerous examples, the book is an excellent resource and guide to the power, versatility and efficiency of C++ programming for numeric computing applications. Advanced students, practitioners and professionals in computer science, engineering and scientific computing in general will find the book a practical guide and resource for their work and applications program development.