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Numerical methods for scientists and engineers
Hamming, R. W. (Richard Wesley), 1915-1998.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill [1973]
Physical Description:
ix, 721 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Central Library QA297 .H28 1973 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This inexpensive paperback edition of a groundbreaking text stresses frequency approach in coverage of algorithms, polynomial approximation, Fourier approximation, exponential approximation, other topics. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition.

Table of Contents

I Fundamentals and Algorithms
1 An Essay on Numerical Methods
2 Numbers
3 Function Evaluation
4 Real Zeros
5 Complex Zeros
*6 Zeros of Polynomials
7 Linear Equations and Matrix Inversion
*8 Random Numbers
9 The Difference Calculus
10 Roundoff
*11 The Summation Calculus
*12 Infinite Series
13 Difference Equations
II Polynomial Approximation-Classical Theory
14 Polynomial Interpolation
15 Formulas Using Function Values
16 Error Terms
17 Formulas Using Derivatives
18 Formulas Using Differences
*19 Formulas Using the Sample Points as Parameters
20 Composite Formulas
21 Indefinite Integrals-Feedback
22 Introduction to Differential Equations
23 A General Theory of Predictor-Corrector Methods
24 Special Methods of Integrating Ordinary Differential Equations
25 Least Squares: Practice Theory
26 Orthogonal Functions
27 Least Squares: Practice
28 Chebyshev Approximation: Theory
29 Chebyshev Approximation: Practice
*30 Rational Function Approximation
III Fournier Approximation-Modern Theory
31 Fourier Series: Periodic Functions
32 Convergence of Fourier Series
33 The Fast Fourier Transform
34 The Fourier Integral: Nonperiodic Functions
35 A Second Look at Polynomial Approximation-Filters
*36 Integrals and Differential Equations
*37 Design of Digital Filters
*38 Quantization of Signals
IV Exponential Approximation
39 Sums of Exponentials
*40 The Laplace Transform
*41 Simulation and the Method of Zeros and Poles
V Miscellaneous
42 Approximations to Singularities
43 Optimization
44 Linear Independence
45 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Hermitian Matrices
N + 1 The Art of Computing for Scientists and Engineers
*Starred sections may be omitted

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