19 Jun 2009
Designed for students taking a first course in numerical mathematics who need a low-level entry to the subject, this book provides an introduction to many of the problems of scientific computing, and the wide variety of methods used for their solutions. The book gives an appreciation of the need for numerical methods for the solution of different types of problems, and discusses basic approaches. Practical justification of the methods is presented through computer examples and exercises. The book includes an introduction to MATLAB, including explanations of functions and M-files.