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This well-respected text gives an introduction to the theory and application of modern numerical approximation techniques for students taking a one- or two-semester course in numerical analysis. With an accessible treatment that only requires a calculus prerequisite, Burden and Faires explain how, why, and when approximation techniques can be expected to work, and why, in ...more
Hardcover, 729 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by PWS Pub. Co.
(first published January 1978)
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Jul 15, 2008 Dr M rated it liked it · 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
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