Need advice on Numerical Methods Book

I need 1 of the following 2 Numerical Methods books.

Can anyone advice me which one do you think is best?

Numerical Methods for Engineering Application, 2E
Joel H. Ferziger
ISBN 0471116211
John Wiley & Sons

Numerical Methods, 3E
J. Douglas Faires, Richard L. Burden
ISBN 0534407617
Brooks Cole

Many thanks
 

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I have used Faires and Burden and it is good. I don't know the other book but I notice "for Engineering Application" in the title. That, I suspect, will not have the theory that Faires and Burden does but more applications.
 

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I don't know the other book but I notice "for Engineering Application" in the title. That, I suspect, will not have the theory that Faires and Burden does but more applications.
Correct. I have the book and it is more of a summary of techniques that points to other sources for details. I like it because I took a class in Numerical Methods from Ferziger and the notes he used in the class were the basis for his book.
 

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