An Introduction to Numerical Methods : A Matlab Approach
Designed for an undergraduate course in numerical analysis and requiring only calculus and some basic programming concepts as background, this book introduces readers to the theory and applications of the most commonly used techniques for solving numerical problems on a personal computer. With emphasis on how each method works, it covers a wide range of useful algorithms, each presented with full details so that readers can visualize and interpret each step. The enclosed CD-ROM contains simple MATLAB functions that provide step-by-step explanations of the mechanisms behind the algorithm for each technique and guides readers through the necessary calculations.
- Hardback | 448 pages
- 160 x 239.8 x 29.7mm | 762.05g
- 28 Nov 2001
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- CRC Press Inc
- Bosa Roca, United States
- 100 black & white illustrations
About Abdelwahab Kharab
Kharab; Abdelwahab King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia,Guenther; Ronald B. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA,
Table of contents
Introduction. Number System and Errors.Roots of Equations. System of Linear Equations.Interpolation. Interpolation with Spline Functions.The Method of Least Squares. Numerical Differentiation and Integration. Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential. Equations. Boundary Value Problems. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Partial Differential Equations. Bibliography and References. Appendix. Index.
'Kharab and Guenther offer an attractive, clear, error-free, and well-written introduction to numerical methods. Highly recommended.' - "J. H. Ellison in CHOICE"