' ... packed with matehmatical description relevant for various types of preconditioning for (in particular) non-symmetric matrix equations. it could be of considerable use in introducing applicaitons scientists to possible preconditioning approaches.' Journal of Fluid Mechanics
'... a very well-written and complete book which presents a lot of recent and original algorithms of utmost importance. ...this is a good investment if you are interested in these topics or if you want to have a good overview.' Zentralblatt MATH
'... offers a comprehensive introduction to this subject ... a very rich book that will serve as a reference for students in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and applied sciences, and for engineers as well.' Numerical Algorithms
Very much a users-guide, this book provides insight to the use of preconditioning techniques in areas such as acoustic wave scattering, image restoration and bifurcation problems from electrical power stations. Supporting MATLAB files are available via the Web to assist and develop readers' understanding, and provide stimulus for further study.