Numerical Analysis text

*To*: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu*Subject*: Numerical Analysis text*From*: keiper*Date*: Tue, 15 Dec 92 11:45:03 CST

Many people have asked about a text to use for teaching numerical analysis in conjunction with Mathematica. The text "Elementary Numerical Computing with Mathemtica", by Robert D. Skeel (Univ. of IL) and Jerry B. Keiper (Wolfram Research, Inc.), McGraw-Hill (ISBN 0-07-057820-6) (448 pages) will be available soon (Pub. Feb. 5, 1993). This book offers a practical introduction to numerical methods at an elementary level and is designed to teach the principles of numerical analysis while exposing students to the greatest range of possibilities for scientific computing. It teaches some numerical methods that are used in actual numerical software, gives advice on assessing and enhancing accuracy, and shows how problems requiring numerical computation arise in application. It also includes a 50+ page tutorial introduction to Mathematica. Table of Contents: 1) Introduction 2) Floating-Point Computation 3) Rootfinding 4) Systems of Linear Equations 5) Interpolation 6) Least Squares Approximation 7) Numerical Differentiation and Integration 8) Ordinary Differential Equations 9) Overview A1) Getting Started with Mathematica A2) Review of Basic Mathematics Contact: emunson at mgh.com (212) 512-3503 Eric Munson College Textbook Division McGraw-Hill Book Company 1221 Avenue of Americas New York, NY 10020 for pre-publication arrangements. Jerry B. Keiper keiper at wri.com