Introduction to Numerical Methods

(First Edition)
By Aniruddha Mitra and Aditi Mitra
©2017, 122 pages

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    Written for sophomore-level students in mechanical engineering programs and designed to give them the math preparation they need to succeed in higher level mechanical engineering courses, Introduction to Numerical Methods incorporates theory and worked-out engineering-related problems that apply that theory, as well as relevant laboratory exercises.

    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.
    The Second Edition will be published Fall 2022.

    Aniruddha Mitra earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Mitra is a full professor in the mechanical engineering department at Georgia Southern University where he teaches courses in engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, mechanism design, mechatronics, and finite element analysis. Dr. Mitra's research interests include the theoretical and experimental study of composite materials, vibration analysis, and engineering education. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He also holds a professional engineering license from the state of Georgia and serves as a national committee member of National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) in the mechanical discipline. He is the affiliate director for Project Lead The Way (PLTW) from the state of Georgia.
    Aditi Mitra earned her M.S. degree at University of Nevada, Reno. She is an instructor for the mathematical sciences department at Georgia Southern University and has more than ten years of experience in teaching math classes at higher education institutions.
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