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Numerical Methods in Software and Analysis - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780125877558, 9781483295688

Numerical Methods in Software and Analysis

2nd Edition

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Author: John Rice
eBook ISBN: 9781483295688
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th October 1992
Page Count: 720
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Numerical Methods, Software, and Analysis, Second Edition introduces science and engineering students to the methods, tools, and ideas of numerical computation. Introductory courses in numerical methods face a fundamental problem—there is too little time to learn too much. This text solves that problem by using high-quality mathematical software. In fact, the objective of the text is to present scientific problem solving using standard mathematical software. This book discusses numerous programs and software packages focusing on the IMSL library (including the PROTRAN system) and ACM Algorithms.

The book is organized into three parts. Part I presents the background material. Part II presents the principal methods and ideas of numerical computation. Part III contains material about software engineering and performance evaluation. A uniform approach is used in each area of numerical computation. First, an intuitive development is made of the problems and the basic methods for their solution. Then, relevant mathematical software is reviewed and its use outlined. Many areas provide extensive examples and case studies. Finally, a deeper analysis of the methods is presented as in traditional numerical analysis texts.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the use of high-quality mathematical software for numerical computation
  • Extensive use of IMSL routines
  • Features extensive examples and case studies


Upper-division undergraduate and graduate level students in numerical analysis, found in departments of mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering; professionals engaged in numerical analysis using IMSL routines

Table of Contents

Mathematics and Computer Science Background
Numerical Software
Errors, Round-Off, and Stability
Models and Formulas for Numerical Computation
Interpolation. Matrices and Linear Equations
Differentiation and Integration
Nonlinear Equations
Ordinary differential equations
Partial Differential Equations
Approximation of Functions and Data
Software Practice, Costs, and Engineering
Software Performance Evaluation
The Validation of Numerical computations


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20th October 1992
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John Rice

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Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

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