Introduction to numerical techniques useful in solving complex engineering problems.
Aimed at beginning graduate students in engineering and physical science, this text presents an introduction to numerical methods and analysis. Moin (engineering, Stanford U.) covers such topics as the dangers of high-order polynomial interpolation, finite differences, numerical integration, the numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, and Fourier analysis. The text teaches students how to write their own computer programs using standard numerical methods as well as how to use software packages such as MATLAB. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)