This text is appropriate for undergraduate courses on numerical methods and numerical analysis found in engineering, mathematics & computer science departments.
Each chapter uses introductory problems from specific applications. These easy-to-understand problems clarify for the reader the need for a particular mathematical technique. Numerical techniques are explained with an emphasis on why they work.
- Discussion of the contexts and reasons for selection of each problem and solution method.
- Worked-out examples are very realistic and not contrived.
- MATLAB code provides an easy testbed for algorithmic ideas