The new Ninth Edition of Burden and Faires provides a foundation in modern numerical-approximation techniques, explaining how, why, and when the techniques can be expected to work. A wealth of examples and exercises develop conceptual understanding, and demonstrate the subject's practical applications to important everyday problems in math, computing, engineering, and physical science disciplines.
This is a new edition of a time-tested text introducing modern approximation techniques; explaining how, why, and when they can be expected to work; and providing a firm basis for future study of numerical analysis and scientific computing. The included CD-ROM contains all the book's algorithms, in numerous formats, as well as samples of the student study guide. There is a C, Fortran, Maple, Mathematica, MATLAB, and Pascal program for each algorithm. The editors are affiliated with Youngstown State U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)