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Scientific Computing by Heath

  1. Jan 4, 2005 #1

    cronxeh

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  3. Jan 5, 2005 #2

    selfAdjoint

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    $126 new for an "introductory survey" that is "light on details" seems steep to this old dog. Of course if the course requires it, and you decide to take the course, you're stuck. Evaluate that course carefully; what do they teach you that you can't get in other courses? Could you study this on your own (and buy a used copy of the book, maybe last year's edition)?
     
  4. Jan 5, 2005 #3

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    well I found table of contents:

    1 Scientific Computing
    2 Systems of Linear Equations
    3 Linear Least Squares
    4 Eigenvalues Problems
    5 Nonlinear Equations
    6 Optimization
    7 Interpolation
    8 Numerical Integration and Differentiation
    9 Initial Value Problems for ODEs
    10 Boundary Value Problems for ODEs
    11 Partial Differential Equations
    12 Fast Fourier Transform
    13 Random Numbers and Simulation

    I guess it might be useful for any engineer
     
  5. Jan 5, 2005 #4

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    Seems to cover quite a bit of field ... just hope not too introductory, got some unfortunate buys in my shelf which have been just that. But if its solid sure has some interesting & useful stuff within, just try to make sure before buying.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2005 #5

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    Before you buy, compare it with the Numerical Recipes line of books: see http://www.nr.com/.
     
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