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Numerical Methods for Engineers, 1/e

Bilal M. Ayyub, the University of Maryland
Richard H. McCuen, the University of Maryland

Published August, 1995 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Copyright 1996, 362 pp.
ISBN 0-13-337361-4

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This text introduces numerical methods by emphasizing the practical aspects of their use. In the process the book establishes their limitations, advantages and disadvantages. It is intended to assist future as well as practicing engineers in fully understanding the fundamentals of numerical methods.


takes an application-oriented approach and discusses theory only as needed.
integrates numerous computational exercise problems and examples into each chapter to provide immediate connections between principle and practice.
covers the most commonly used numerical methods in the field.
each chapter concludes with an entire section on real-world applications from a variety of engineering disciplines.
incorporates computer tools to solve examples and problems, including computer programs in FORTRAN and spreadsheets.
contains 294 end-of-chapter problems.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction.
    2. Matrices.
    3. Introduction to Numerical Methods.
    4. Roots of Equations.
    5. Simultaneous Linear Equations.
    6. Numerical Interpolation.
    7. Differentiation and Integration.
    8. Differential Equations.
    9. Data Description and Treatment.
    10. Curve Fitting and Regression Analysis.


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