For undergraduate Introduction to Numerical Analysis courses in mathematics, science, and engineering departments.
This book provides a fundamental introduction to numerical analysis for undergraduate students in the areas of mathematics, computer science, physical sciences, and engineering. Knowledge of calculus is assumed.
Helps students understand that one can't rely blindly on a given numerical package.
Provides a presentation that flows more smoothly.
Gives students a more thorough treatment that is useful here.
Provides students with opportunities for further study.
Builds on students' knowledge of structured programming and provides the opportunity to practice scientific programming.
Clearly explains numerical methods to students.
Builds on students' knowledge of calculus and basic linear algebra in a clear and readable presentation.
Sharpens students skills with extensive problem sets with a wide variety of activities.
Illustrates computer calculations in examples making the resulting numerical approximations easier to interpret.