Emphasizing the finite difference approach for solving differential equations, the second edition of Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists presents a methodology for systematically constructing individual computer programs. Providing easy access to accurate solutions to complex scientific and engineering problems, each chapter begins with objectives, a discussion of a representative application, and an outline of special features, summing up with a list of tasks students should be able to complete after reading the chapter- perfect for use as a study guide or for review. The AIAA Journal calls the book "...a good, solid instructional text on the basic tools of numerical analysis."
Numerical methods have always been useful, their role in the present day scientific computations and research is of fundamental importance. In this book, the computational numerical methods have been organized in a logical order and the topics are discussed in a systematic manner.
A clear and concise guide to numerical methods and their application Mastering numerical methods has never been easier than with Gilat/Subramaniam\'s Numerical Methods For Engineers and Scientists: An Introduction with Applications Using MATLAB(r). Uniquely accessible and concise, this book takes an innovative approach that integrates the study of numerical methods with hands-on programming practice using the popular MATLAB environment to solve realistic problems in engineering and science. Ideal for both students and professionals who would like to become more adept at numerical methods, Numerical Methods For Engineers and Scientists familiarizes you with: * The mathematical background and fundamentals of numerical methods * Solving nonlinear equations * Solving a system of linear equations * Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors * Function approximation, curve fitting, and interpolation * Differentiation * Integration * First-order and higher-order ODEs * Initial and boundary value problems Using MATLAB\'s built-in functions as tools for solving problems, you will practice applying numerical methods for analysis of real-world problems. All the information is presented in manageable, step-by-step fashion, supported by a large number of annotated examples and end-of-chapter problems. Lucid, carefully structured, and flexibly designed to fulfill a wide range of academic and practical needs, this book will help you develop the skills in numerical methods that will serve you well as a practicing engineer. About the Authors: Amos Gilat, Ph.D., is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University. Dr. Gilat\'s main research interests are in plasticity, specifically, in developing experimental techniques for testing materials over a wide range of strain rates and temperatures and in investigating constitutive relations for viscoplasticity. Dr. Gilat\'s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and various industries. Vish Subramaniam, Ph.D., is Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Chemical Physics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Subramaniam\'s main research interests are in plasma and laser physics and processes, particularly those that involve non-equilibrium phenomena. Dr. Subramaniam\'s research is both experimental and computational, and has been supported by the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and numerous industries.
This book 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. This thoroughly-researched resource:
This comprehensive book includes over 800 problems including open ended, project type and design problems. Chapter topics include Introduction to Numerical Methods; Solution of Nonlinear Equations; Simultaneous Linear Algebraic Equations; Solution of Matrix Eigenvalue Problem; Curve Fitting and Interpolation; Statistical Methods; Numerical Differentiation; Numerical Integration; Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations: Initial Value Problems; Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations: Boundary Value Problems; Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations; Numerical Methods of Optimization ;Finite Element Method. This book is intended as a reference for numerical methods in engineering.
This text introduces the FORTRAN 77 programming language, with special emphasis on applications to numerical methods in science and engineering. It stresses problem-solving, sound structured programming and software engineering principles. The book's early introduction to subprograms makes it possible to design programs in a modular fashion. It includes more than 250 written and programming exercises chosen from areas that are relevant to science and engineering students.
Over the past decades, the Boundary Element Method has emerged as a ver satile and powerful tool for the solution of engineering problems, presenting in many cases an alternative to the more widely used Finite Element Method. As with any numerical method, the engineer or scientist who applies it to a practical problem needs to be acquainted with, and understand, its basic principles to be able to apply it correctly and be aware of its limitations. It is with this intention that we have endeavoured to write this book: to give the student or practitioner an easy-to-understand introductory course to the method so as to enable him or her to apply it judiciously. As the title suggests, this book not only serves as an introductory course, but also cov ers some advanced topics that we consider important for the researcher who needs to be up-to-date with new developments. This book is the result of our teaching experiences with the Boundary Element Method, along with research and consulting activities carried out in the field. Its roots lie in a graduate course on the Boundary Element Method given by the authors at the university of Stuttgart. The experiences gained from teaching and the remarks and questions of the students have contributed to shaping the 'Introductory course' (Chapters 1-8) to the needs of the stu dents without assuming a background in numerical methods in general or the Boundary Element Method in particular.
Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, 3rd Edition provides engineers with a more concise treatment of the essential topics of numerical methods while emphasizing MATLAB use. The third edition includesÊa new chapter, with all new content,Êon Fourier Transform and aÊnew chapter on Eigenvalues (compiled from existingÊSecond EditionÊcontent).ÊThe focus is placed on the use of anonymous functions instead of inline functions and the uses of subfunctions and nested functions. This updated edition includes 50% new or updated Homework Problems, updated examples, helpingÊengineers test their understanding and reinforce key concepts.
Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB is written for students who want to learn and apply numerical methods in order to solve problems in engineering and science. As such, the methods are motivated by problems rather than by mathematics. That said, sufficient theory is provided so that students come away with insight into the techniques and their shortcomings. McGraw-Hill Education's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.
Numerical Methods for Engineers retains the instructional techniques that have made the text so successful. Chapra and Canale's unique approach opens each part of the text with sections called "Motivation" "Mathematical Background" and "Orientation". Each part closes with an "Epilogue" containing "Trade-Offs" "Important Relationships and Formulas" and "Advanced Methods and Additional References". Much more than a summary the Epilogue deepens understanding of what has been learned and provides a peek into more advanced methods. Numerous new or revised problems are drawn from actual engineering practice. The expanded breadth of engineering disciplines covered is especially evident in these exercises which now cover such areas as biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Excellent new examples and case studies span all areas of engineering giving students a broad exposure to various fields in engineering.McGraw-Hill Education's Connect is also available as an optional add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need when they need it how they need it so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework quizzes and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.
This inexpensive paperback edition of a groundbreaking text stresses frequency approach in coverage of algorithms, polynomial approximation, Fourier approximation, exponential approximation, and other topics. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition.
Numerical Methods for Engineers: A Programming Approach is devoted to solving engineering problems using numerical methods. It covers all areas of introductory numerical methods and emphasizes techniques of programming in FORTRAN 77, and developing subprograms using FORTRAN functions and subroutines. In this way, the book serves as an introduction to using powerful mathematical subroutine libraries. Over 40 main programs are provided in the text and all subroutines are listed in the Appendix. Each main program is presented with a sample data-set and output, and all FORTRAN programs and subroutines described in the text can be obtained on disk from the publisher. Numerical Methods for Engineers: A Programming Approach is an excellent choice for undergraduates in all engineering disciplines, providing a much needed bridge between classical mathematics and computer code-based techniques.