Ranked #70 in Numerical Analysis

This outstanding text by two well-known authors treats numerical analysis with mathematical rigor, but presents relatively few theorems and proofs. Oriented toward computer solutions of problems, it stresses errors in methods and computational efficiency, and it compares different solutions to the same problem.

Following an introductory chapter on sources of error and computer arithmetic, the text covers such topics as approximation and algorithms, interpolation, numerical differentiation and numerical quadrature, the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, functional... more

Following an introductory chapter on sources of error and computer arithmetic, the text covers such topics as approximation and algorithms, interpolation, numerical differentiation and numerical quadrature, the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, functional... more