The new Seventh Edition of Burden and Faires' well-respected Numerical Analysis provides a foundation in modern numerical-approximation techniques. Explaining how, why, and when the techniques can be expected to work, the Seventh Edition places an even greater emphasis on building readers' intuition to help them understand why the techniques presented work in general, and...more
Hardcover, 864 pages
Published December 29th 2000 by Thomson Brooks/Cole
(first published January 1978)
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Jul 15, 2008 Dr M rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: scientists, engineers, applied mathematicians, students of numerical analysis
As with many textbooks on science, I use this book as a tool (in this case a borrowed tool), not reading the book from cover to cover, but rather using it to read up on whatever part of it I happen to need at the moment. I have certainly not read all parts of the book, but find those parts I have read a nice mathematically inclined description of the central conepts and methods of numerical analysis. The text's focus is very much on the what and why theoretical aspects of numerical analysis, rat...more