- Hardcover: 688 pages
- Publisher: Pearson (December 17, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321268989
- ISBN-13: 978-0321268983
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address 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.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime.
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
There is a newer edition of this item:
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
About the Author
Timothy Sauer earned the Ph.D. degree in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1982, and is currently a professor at George Mason University. He has published articles on a wide range of topics in applied mathematics, including dynamical systems, computational mathematics, and mathematical biology.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
My chosen field of study is unrelated to the class I used this book for, but I love it so much I'm going to keep it. If I ever have any questions along these lines in the future, I'll go to it.
The topics are, by and large, unchanged from those in texts written in the 1970s or even earlier. Like the solving of systems of linear equations. A crucial topic which you should master, because these arise throughout engineering and the physical sciences. So the text goes into the ideas of LU factorisation and Gaussian row reduction with pivoting. Other topics covered included numerical integration and differentiation, and least squares curve fitting.
The rigour of the proofs is also well chosen. Enough to satisfy most students. But without being too abstruse to put most off.
A strong point of the text is the numerous problems interspersed throughout each chapter. These are usefully divided into two types. The first might be considered traditional problems. Where you solve these by hand, with perhaps only a calculator to plug in a few numbers. The second group consists of using Matlab in a more extended foray into numerical analysis. Here, a mere calculator will not suffice. Doing these problems will improve your facility with Matlab and also hopefully garner a general experience in knowing when to use a maths package.
It should also be said that if you already use another package, like Mathematica, then this book can still be germane. Roughly speaking, Mathematica, Matlab and Maple have equivalent functionality. Certainly, this is true at the introductory level of the text.