1. MATHEMATICAL PRELIMINARIES AND ERROR ANALYSIS. Review of Calculus. Round-off Errors and Computer Arithmetic. Algorithms and Convergence. Numerical Software. 2. SOLUTIONS OF EQUATIONS IN ONE VARIABLE. The Bisection Method. Fixed-Point Iteration. Newton's Method and its Extensions. Error Analysis for Iterative Methods. Accelerating Convergence. Zeros of Polynomials and Muller's Method. Survey of Methods and Software. 3. INTERPOLATION AND POLYNOMIAL APPROXIMATION. Interpolation and the LaGrange Polynomial. Data Approximation and Neville's Method Divided Differences. Hermite Interpolation. Cubic Spline Interpolation. Parametric Curves. Survey of Methods and Software. 4. NUMERICAL DIFFERENTIATION AND INTEGRATION. Numerical Differentiation. Richardson's Extrapolation. Elements of Numerical Integration. Composite Numerical Integration. Romberg Integration. Adaptive Quadrature Methods. Gaussian Quadrature. Multiple Integrals. Improper Integrals. Survey of Methods and Software. 5. INITIAL-VALUE PROBLEMS FOR ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. The Elementary Theory of Initial-Value Problems. Euler's Method. Higher-Order Taylor Methods. Runge-Kutta Methods. Error Control and the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg Method. Multistep Methods. Variable Step-Size Multistep Methods. Extrapolation Methods. Higher-Order Equations and Systems of Differential Equations. Stability. Stiff Differential Equations. Survey of Methods and Software. 6. DIRECT METHODS FOR SOLVING LINEAR SYSTEMS. Linear Systems of Equations. Pivoting Strategies. Linear Algebra and Matrix Inversion. The Determinant of a Matrix. Matrix Factorization. Special Types of Matrices. Survey of Methods and Software. 7. ITERATIVE TECHNIQUES IN MATRIX ALGEBRA. Norms of Vectors and Matrices. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. The Jacobi and Gauss-Siedel Iterative Techniques. Iterative Techniques for Solving Linear Systems. Relaxation Techniques for Solving Linear Systems. Error Bounds and Iterative Refinement. The Conjugate Gradient Method. Survey of Methods and Software. 8. APPROXIMATION THEORY. Discrete Least Squares Approximation. Orthogonal Polynomials and Least Squares Approximation. Chebyshev Polynomials and Economization of Power Series. Rational Function Approximation. Trigonometric Polynomial Approximation. Fast Fourier Transforms. Survey of Methods and Software. 9. APPROXIMATING EIGENVALUES. Linear Algebra and Eigenvalues. Orthogonal Matrices and Similarity Transformations. The Power Method. Householder's Method.The QR Algorithm.Singular Value Decomposition. Survey of Methods and Software. 10. NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS OF NONLINEAR SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS. Fixed Points for Functions of Several Variables. Newton's Method. Quasi-Newton Methods. Steepest Descent Techniques. Homotopy and Continuation Methods. Survey of Methods and Software. 11. BOUNDARY-VALUE PROBLEMS FOR ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. The Linear Shooting Method. The Shooting Method for Nonlinear Problems. Finite-Difference Methods for Linear Problems. Finite-Difference Methods for Nonlinear Problems. The Rayleigh-Ritz Method. Survey of Methods and Software. 12. NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS TO PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Elliptic Partial-Differential Equations. Parabolic Partial-Differential Equations. Hyperbolic Partial-Differential Equations. An Introduction to the Finite-Element Method. Survey of Methods and Software.
About the Author
Richard L. Burden is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Youngstown State University. His master's degree in mathematics and doctoral degree in mathematics, with a specialization in numerical analysis, were both awarded by Case Western Reserve University. He also earned a masters degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh. His mathematical interests include numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, and mathematical statistics. Dr. Burden has been named a distinguished professor for teaching and service three times at Youngstown State University. He was also named a distinguished chair as the chair of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. He wrote the Actuarial Examinations in Numerical Analysis from 1990 until 1999.
J. Douglas Faires, late of Youngstown State University, pursued mathematical interests in analysis, numerical analysis, mathematics history, and problem solving. Dr. Faires won numerous awards, including the Outstanding College-University Teacher of Mathematics by the Ohio Section of MAA and five Distinguished Faculty awards from Youngstown State University, which also awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science award in 2006.