Authors Cheney and Kincaid show students of science and engineering the modern computer's potential for solving numerical problems and gives them ample opportunity to hone their skills in programming and problem solving. The text helps students learn about errors that inevitably accompany scientific computing and arms them with methods for detecting, predicting, and controlling these errors. In this edition a discussion of how to locate codes for numerical algorithms on the World Wide Web has been added. A new section on iterative methods for solving large systems of linear equations has also been added.
A less scholarly approach and a different menu of topics sets this book apart from the authors' highly regarded NUMERICAL ANALYSIS: MATHEMATICS OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, SECOND EDITION.