This accessible book acquaints students of science and engineering with the potentialities of the modern computer for solving the numerical problems that will arise in their careers. It also gives students an opportunity to hone their skills in programming and problem solving, helps them arrive at an understanding of the important subject of errors that inevitably accompanies scientific computing, and arms them with methods for detecting, predicting, and controlling these errors. A less scholarly approach and a different menu of topics sets Numerical Mathematics and Computing, Third Edition, apart from the authors' highly regarded text: Numerical Analysis: Mathematics of Scientific Computing, Second Edition.
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Ward Cheney is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include approximation theory, numerical analysis, and extremum problems.
David Kincaid is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Also, he is the Interim Director of the Center for Numerical Analysis (CNA) within the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).
"I have to say that I have looked at a dozen or so books and [this] seems to be the best. Some of the best features: good choice of subjects, well written, virtually no misprints, easy to understand, many good examples . . . extensive and good choices of exercises and good answer book. [It] makes a good reference."
"My overall impression is that [the text] presents the material more clearly, usually without unnecessary generality and without burying the ideas in too much notation. Students at this level can be 'blown away' just by notational matters. This book avoids this most of the time, especially when presenting the basic mathematical discussions of the numerical methods considered. I have also found the material devoted to the derivations of the methods very well written."
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Book Description International Thomson Publishing, 1985. Book Condition: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3334625