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A First Course in Numerical MethodsA First Course in Numerical Methods

Uri Ascher and Chen Greif



Computational Science and Engineering 7

A First Course in Numerical Methods is designed for students and researchers who seek practical knowledge of modern techniques in scientific computing. Avoiding encyclopedic and heavily theoretical exposition, the book provides an in-depth treatment of fundamental issues and methods, the reasons behind the success and failure of numerical software, and fresh and easy-to-follow approaches and techniques.

The authors

focus on current methods, issues, and software while providing a comprehensive theoretical foundation, enabling those who need to apply the techniques to successfully design solutions to nonstandard problems;

illustrate algorithms using the programming environment of MATLAB, with the expectation that the reader will gradually become proficient in it while learning the material covered in the book.

provide a variety of exercises within each chapter and review questions aimed at self-testing.

The book takes an algorithmic approach, focusing on techniques that have a high level of applicability to engineering, computer science, and industrial mathematics.

A First Course in Numerical Methods is aimed at undergraduate and beginning graduate students. It may also be appropriate for researchers whose main area of expertise is not scientific computing and who are interested in learning the basic concepts of the field.



Audience
A First Course in Numerical Methods is aimed at undergraduate and beginning graduate students. It may also be appropriate for researchers whose main area of expertise is not scientific computing and who are interested in learning the basic concepts of the field.


Contents
Preface
Index
Errata

Supplementary Web Page


About the Authors

Uri Ascher is Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has previously co-authored three other SIAM books as well as many research papers in the general area of numerical methods and their applications. He is a SIAM Fellow and a recipient of the CAIMS Research Prize.

Chen Greif is Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His research interests are in the field of scientific computing, with specialization in numerical linear algebra. He is currently an associate editor for the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.



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Keywords
numerical methods, scientific computing, algorithms

2011 / xxii + 552 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-0-898719-97-0
List Price $95.00 / Member Price $66.50 / Order Code CS07
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