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The Symmetric Eigenvalue Problem (Classics in Applied Mathematics) Paperback – January 1, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0898714029 ISBN-10: 0898714028
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Presents the mathematical knowledge that is needed in order to understand the art of computing eigenvalues of real symmetric matrices, either all of them or only a few. The author explains why the selected information really matters and he is not shy about making judgments.
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Product Details

  • Series: Classics in Applied Mathematics (Book 20)
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (January 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898714028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898714029
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,331,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter N. Roth on August 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
A droll explication of techniques that can be applied to understand some of the most important engineering problems: those dealing with vibrations, buckling, and earthquake resistance. While containing substantial theory, this is an applied mathematics text that reads as if you are eavesdropping on the author talking out loud to himself. What sets it off from the crowd of math books are the inside references to Parlett's friends in the business, and the dry wit. It contains NO CODE, yet discusses algorithms in detail, describing where they are good, and where they flop. The reader must pay attention, however, and work through some of the exercises with a calculator (a spreadsheet is handier, in my view). If you are looking for eigenvalues, this text is a necessary part of your toolkit.
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