Numerical Computation in Science and Engineering
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By (author) C. Pozrikidis
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Numerical Computation in Science and Engineering by C. Pozrikidis
Book DescriptionDesigned for non-expert student, enthusiast, or researcher, this two-volume text provides an accessible introduction to numerical computation and its applications in science and engineering. It assumes no prior knowledge beyond undergraduate calculus and elementary computer programming. Fundamental and practical issues are discussed in a unified manner with a generous, but not excessive, dose of numerical analysis. Topics are introduced on a need to know basis to concisely illustrate the practical implementation of a variety of algorithms and demystify seemingly esoteric numerical methods. Algorithms that can be explained without too much elaboration and can be implemented within a few dozen lines of computer code are discussed in detail, and computer programs in Fortran, C++, and Matlab are provided. Algorithms whose underlying theories require long, elaborate explanations are discussed at the level of first principles, and references for further information are given. The book uses numerous schematic illustrations to demonstrate concepts and facilitate their understanding by providing readers with a helpful interplay between ideas and visual images. Real-world examples drawn from various branches of science and engineering are presented. Updated information on computer technology and numerical methods is included, many new and some original topics are introduced. Additional solved and unsolved problems are included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195376111
(259mm x 185mm x 61mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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A concise introduction to graphs and networks, presenting theoretical concepts at a level accessible to both professionals and students.
Introduction to Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hardback (January 1997)
This text provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and differential equations that govern the kinematics and dynamics of laminar flow of incompressible Newtonian fluids. It illustrates the application of numerical methods to computing flow variables and solving a range of problems.
Boundary Integral and Singularity Methods for Linearized Viscous Flow, Paperback (February 1992)» View all books by C. Pozrikidis
The book presents a coherent introduction to boundary integral, boundary element, and singularity methods for steady and unsteady flow at zero Reynolds number.
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Author Biography - C. Pozrikidis
C. Pozrikidis is Professor of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of nine books on theoretical and computational fluid dynamics and biomechanics, boundary element methods, spectral and finite element methods, and computer programming.
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