Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
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 Methods W/MATLAB: for Engineers & Scientists 3rd Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more
Top Customer Reviews
You'll be able to get the entire book for free as a pdf.
Here is a link, but again, you can just Google it.
Rather than tell you step-by-step how to solve a problem using the method described, they give you exactly one crappy, over complicated example that requires an in depth knowledge of physics before you can even set out to learn what they're trying to teach you. You then have to infer how to use the method given the example.
For instance, I am sitting here trying to use eigenvalues to solve for the amplitude of some springs and masses without having the foggiest idea how they got the equation for the springs in the example or how to modify it to fit the more complex homework system, let alone how to then transform it into eigenvalues given the exactly 1-page example on how to use them with no further explanation of why they were doing what they were doing it.
Everyone in my class routinely complains about the book, and the topics covered are so random and niche that it's hard to google them when you need further clarification. It's almost like it's trying to teach linear algebra without telling you that's what it's doing. With other useless stuff thrown in.
But hey, If you want to know how to find the square root of a number or the inverse of a system of linear equations by hand and don't have access to a graphing calculator or the internet, this book will teach you how with minimal tears and only a few thrown objects.
This is a decent little book for someone new to the concepts of numerical analysis. For self-study, the lack of rigor will frustrate even the most formula-driven engineering types - it will be very difficult to track down exactly what a certain formula means, especially if you need to extend it. Also, if your instructor does not follow the book's order precisely, the lack of cross-references will also be annoying. Some of the notation is also a little non-standard.
Nevertheless, this is an okay book to use as a reference for different numerical techniques and the practice problems are consistently interesting and well worth your time.
Prior Review (now fixed):
The fact that this is not eligible for sending to the Kindle Fire should be made clearly evident. It is an e-book, it is certainly not a Kindle edition if you cannot read it on the Kindle. Very annoyed.
It covers most of the standard topics in numerical methods.
The explanation is simple and clear.
However, one omission is topics on partial differential equations.
If the book includes the topic, than this would be the best book on numerical methods.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well, I mean 20 bucks is a decent price for this book. And the book came in new and tightly sealed. What could I expect more from this?Published 6 months ago by JustARandomGuy
It was a hardcover but it had ink blotches on several pages. Some are very large and it appears to be a rejected copy. No colors besides black, white (of coarse) a dull blue. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kevin Monreal