Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Applied Numerical Analysis 4th Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Scientific Teaching Series
Shop the Scientific Teaching Series from Macmillan.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
While the derivation of the methods and theory discussed is generally brief- the author does provide an adequate basis for a workable understanding. Exposition is appropriate (perhaps even good) for an 'applied' book.
I did, however, find the work somewhat uneven: the Newton Cotes section, for example, was a little more disorganized than I would have liked. Some simple rearrangement and grouping of thoughts would have already helped to clarify many of the ideas. Surprisingly, the previous (6th) edition seems to have done a better job in this particular case.
In any event, my largest issue with the book is the staggering number of errors. I don't use the term lightly. I've read many technical books that have a minor typo here or there: it's natural. With Applied Numerical Analysis there appears to have been little proof-reading at all!
In Chapter 3 alone I've noted more than 10 problems: some more than simple typo's. This is unacceptable for a technical work!
I spent a great deal of time and effort trying to understand many of the discussions only to eventually realize that the cause of my frustration was a fault in the text. Besides the wasted effort, this had the knock-on effect that I began to doubt everything that seemed the least bit confusing.
Publishers should be reprimanded for such lax quality control.
If you do intend to use this book, I would recommend that you try to find a comprehensive list of errata somewhere.
Oddly enough the table of contents is not included in the product description for this book, so I show that next just so you'll know what you're getting
Analysis versus Numerical Analysis.
Computers and Numerical Analysis.
An Illustrative Example.Read more ›
A little disappointed not to see Laguerre's method for non-linear equations, nor Hermite interpolation for even one derivative. But numerous problem and MatLab projects make this an excellent first text.
Even so I want to repit that this is very good book and I recommend it firmly.
Raymundo de Oliveira
Particularly fond of this text's discussion on boundary-value problems.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book was the best price for what I was looking for. Used it throughout my engineering couse until i Drop it. hahahaPublished on December 3, 2012 by Duy Nguyen
The quality of the book is very poor because the other copies I saw have a far better quality. I think Amazon has to improve on this aspect.Published on November 25, 2010 by Mobz
My copy (7th ed, paperback, ISBN 0321133048, bought from amazon.com) is of poor newspaper-like print quality. Read morePublished on April 22, 2009 by Peter Gasparovic
Have to agree with earlier post, book looks nice and clear but numerous errors make actually using (vs. just browsing) the material very difficult. Read morePublished on December 12, 2006 by Brent W. Williams
I found this edition of the book to be very easy to understand, especially for a novice. All of the algorithms were very helpful. Read morePublished on November 24, 1999 by Silas Curfman
I like this book and have been reading it since 1985. I would be very pleased,if I am able to buy the student series edition, which is much cheaper than hardcover and practical. Read morePublished on September 17, 1999