Introduction to Numerical Methods and MATLAB
Designed to give undergraduate engineering students a practical and rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of numerical computation. This book is a thoroughly modern exposition of classic numerical methods using MATLAB. The fundamental theory of each method is briefly developed. Rather than providing a detailed numerical analysis, the behavior of the methods is exposed by carefully designed numerical experiments. The methods are then exercised on several nontrivial example problems from engineering practice. The material in each chapter is organized as a progression from the simple to the complex. This leads the student to an understanding of the sophisticated numerical methods that are part of MATLAB. An integral part of the book is the Numerical Methods with MATLAB (NMM) Toolbox, which provides 150 programs and over forty data sets. The NMM Toolbox is a library of numerical techniques implemented in structured and clearly written code.