This book emphasizes the intelligent application of approximation techniques to the type of problems that commonly occur in engineering and the physical sciences. Readers learn why the numerical methods work, what type of errors to expect, and when an application might lead to difficulties. The authors also provide information about the availability of high-quality software for numerical approximation routines. In this book, full mathematical justifications are provided only if they are concise and add to the understanding of the methods. The emphasis is placed on describing each technique from an implementation standpoint, and on convincing the reader that the method is reasonable both mathematically and computationally.
New edition of a text offering an alternative to lengthy numerical analysis texts that emphasize coverage of the mathematical validity of methods. Instead, focuses on implementation and application, showing students why methods work, the types of errors to expect, and when an application might lead to difficulties. The second edition adds greater integration of technology and includes new examples and problems at various levels of difficulty. The disk contains a program in C, FORTRAN, and Pascal, and a worksheet in Maple, , and MATLAB for each method discussed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.