Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Using MATLAB provides a pragmatic, methodical, and easy-to-follow presentation of numerical methods and their effective implementation using MATLAB, which is introduced at the outset. The author introduces techniques for solving equations of a single variable and systems of equations, followed by curve fitting and interpolation of data. The book also provides detailed coverage of numerical differentiation and integration, as well as numerical solutions of initial-value and boundary-value problems. The author then presents the numerical solution of the matrix eigenvalue problem, which entails approximation of a few or all eigenvalues of a matrix. The last chapter is devoted to numerical solutions of partial differential equations that arise in engineering and science. Each method is accompanied by at least one fully worked-out example showing essential details involved in preliminary hand calculations, as well as computations in MATLAB.
- Demonstrates effective applications of MATLAB user-defined functions or script files and built-in functions when available, for all methods discussed
- Employs a direct, pragmatic, and easy-to-follow approach in presenting numerical methods and their applications in engineering and science
- Shows readers meticulously worked-out examples using hand calculations and verification of results by executing user-defined functions, and when applicable, the built-in MATLAB functions
- Provides exercises of various degrees of difficulty for each topic