## Description

** ** This thorough, modern exposition of classic numerical methods using MATLAB briefly develops the fundamental theory of each method. Rather than providing a detailed numerical analysis, the behavior of the methods is exposed by carefully designed numerical experiments. The methods are then exercised on several nontrivial example problems from engineering practice. ** ** This structured, concise, and efficient book contains a large number of examples of two basic types—One type of example demonstrates a principle or numerical method in the simplest possible terms. Another type of example demonstrates how a particular method can be used to solve a more complex practical problem. The material in each chapter is organized as a progression from the simple to the complex. Contains an extensive reference to using MATLAB. This includes interactive (command line) use of MATLAB, MATLAB programming, plotting, file input and output. ** ** For a practical and rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of numerical computation.