## Numerical Mathematics and Computing Seventh Edition Ward Cheney & David Kincaid Brooks/Cole: Cengage Learning Book Features

OBJECTIVES:

• To acquaints students of science and engineering with the potentialities of using computers for solving numerical problems that may arise in their future professions.
• It gives students an opportunity to hone their skills in computer programming and problem solving.
• To helps students arrive at an understanding of the important subject of errors that inevitably arise in scientific computing as well as learning a variety of methods for detecting, predicting, and controlling them.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

• A new section on Fourier Series, which arises in engineering applications, has been added.
• Some chapters have been combined and the order of others changed.
• To allows instructors and students to move quickly beyond background material and spend more time on numerical methods, the first two chapters have been combined into a single introductory chapter.
• The Linear Systems chapter has been moved earlier because it is frequently mentioned in subsequent discussions.
• Also, the chapters on Ordinary Differential Equations have been combined.
• The introductory section on Lower and Upper Sums in numerical integration has been removed.
• In an effort to make the new edition more student friendly, there are now margin notes, as well as more figures, tables, and examples. We believe concrete illustrations and visual aids are always helpful.
• Problems and Computer Problems have been relabeled as Exercises and Computer Exercises to clarify the fact that many of them are intended for students to use for practicing and learning.
• All Exercises and Computer Exercises are in double columns with new exercises added including ones involving applications and student research projects.
FEATURES:
• Numerous examples and exercises are solved using either computations by hand, by using a calculator, or utilizing mathematical software on a computer.
• Two categories of exercise enhance the text's versatility: Exercises and Computer Exercises. The first category contains more than 800 exercises in analysis that require pencil, paper, and possibly a calculator. The second category includes about 500 exercises that involve writing a program and running it on a computer.
• Sample programs and other material supporting the textbook is available at the textbook Web site http://www.ma.utexas.edu/CNA/NMC7/
• There are some Computer Exercises designated as Student Research Projects, which stimulate students to go outside the text for additional information. Such projects provide opportunities for students to explore topics beyond the scope of the book and to gain experience in discovering something about recent research topics.
• Summaries of key concepts are presented at the end of each section.
• Language-independent pseudocodes provide an emphasis on mathematical algorithms rather than on the computer language used to implement them.
• Computer codes in several programming languages are available at the textbook Web site. Numerous solved examples, using either MATLAB, Maple, or Mathematica, illustrate these powerful software tools available for numeric, graphical, and symbolic results.
• A wide diversity of topics, including some advanced ones that play an important role in current scientific computing, give students a survey of numerical mathematics.
ANCILLARIES:

• Student Solutions Manual: Provides complete, worked-out solutions to the exercises with answers in the back of the book.
• Instructor Solutions Manual : Provides complete, worked-out solutions or answers to most of the exercises in the text.
This manual is available ONLY to the instructors who adopt the textbook for their classes!

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 18 July 2012