**Author**: Joe D. Hoffman,Steven Frankel

**Publisher:** CRC Press

**ISBN:** 9780824704438

**Category:** Mathematics

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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."

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 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.

Designed to benefit scientific and engineering applications, Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Using MATLAB® focuses on the fundamentals of numerical methods while making use of MATLAB software. The book introduces MATLAB early on and incorporates it throughout the chapters to perform symbolic, graphical, and numerical tasks. The text covers a variety of methods from curve fitting to solving ordinary and partial differential equations. Provides fully worked-out examples showing all details Confirms results through the execution of the user-defined function or the script file Executes built-in functions for re-confirmation, when available Generates plots regularly to shed light on the soundness and significance of the numerical results Created to be user-friendly and easily understandable, Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Using MATLAB® provides background material and a broad introduction to the essentials of MATLAB, specifically its use with numerical methods. Building on this foundation, it introduces techniques for solving equations and focuses on curve fitting and interpolation techniques. It addresses numerical differentiation and integration methods, presents numerical methods for solving initial-value and boundary-value problems, and discusses the matrix eigenvalue problem, which entails numerical methods to approximate a few or all eigenvalues of a matrix. The book then deals with the numerical solution of partial differential equations, specifically those that frequently arise in engineering and science. The book presents a user-defined function or a MATLAB script file for each method, followed by at least one fully worked-out example. When available, MATLAB built-in functions are executed for confirmation of the results. A large set of exercises of varying levels of difficulty appears at the end of each chapter. The concise approach with strong, up-to-date MATLAB integration provided by this book affords readers a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of numerical methods utilized in various disciplines.

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.

Graduate-level introduction balancing theory and application. Provides full coverage of classical methods with many practical examples and demonstration programs.

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.

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.

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.

Steven Chapra’s second edition, Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, is written for engineers and scientists who want to learn numerical problem solving. This text focuses on problem-solving (applications) rather than theory, using MATLAB, and is intended for Numerical Methods users; hence theory is included only to inform key concepts. The second edition feature new material such as Numerical Differentiation and ODE's: Boundary-Value Problems. For those who require a more theoretical approach, see Chapra's best-selling Numerical Methods for Engineers, 5/e (2006), also by McGraw-Hill.

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*******Text Available 6/25/2004!********** Steven Chapra’s new text, Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists, is written for engineers and scientists who want to learn numerical problem solving. Aimed at numerical methods users rather than developers, the text employs problems rather than mathematics to motivate readers. Guided by Chapra’s proven student-oriented pedagogy, including chapter objectives, worked examples, and student-friendly problems, the reader builds a strong working knowledge of numerical problem solving while moving progressively through the text.

Steven Chapra’s Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB, third edition, is written for engineering and science students who need to learn numerical problem solving. Theory is introduced to inform key concepts which are framed in applications and demonstrated using MATLAB. The book is designed for a one-semester or one-quarter course in numerical methods typically taken by undergraduates. The third edition features new chapters on Eigenvalues and Fourier Analysis and is accompanied by an extensive set of m-files and instructor materials.

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.

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.

This book is designed for an introductory course in numerical methods for students of engineering and science at universities and colleges of advanced education. It is an outgrowth of a course of lectures and tutorials (problem solving sessions) which the author has given for a number of years at the University of New South Wales and elsewhere. The course is normally taught at the rate of 1i hours per week throughout an academic year (28 weeks). It has occasionally been given at double this rate over half the year, but it was found that students had insufficient time to absorb the material and experiment with the methods. The material presented here is rather more than has been taught in anyone year, although all of it has been taught at some time. The book is concerned with the application of numerical methods to the solution of equations - algebraic, transcendental and differential - which will be encountered by students during their training and their careers. The theoretical foundation for the methods is not rigorously covered. Engineers and applied scientists (but not, of course, mathematicians) are more con cerned with using methods than with proving that they can be used. However, they 'must be satisfied that the methods are fit to be used, and it is hoped that students will perform sufficient numerical experiments to con vince themselves of this without the need for more than the minimum of theory which is presented here.