Introduction to Numerical Methods
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Ideally suited to one-semester, three-credit, problem solving session-based courses, the book covers errors in computation, rounding and chopping, solving equations with numerical techniques, matrixes and vectors, and complex numbers. The material also includes an introduction to optimization, linear programming problems, and instruction in probability and statistics.
It should be noted that many of the exercises in the book suggest the use of a Ti-83 calculator, and that tips for using this calculator successfully are integrated into the text. Introduction to Numerical Methods is a well-organized, useful addition to undergraduate course work in engineering programs, especially in the mechanical discipline.