- Hardcover: 608 pages
- Publisher: Brooks Cole; 4 edition (April 23, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0495114766
- ISBN-13: 978-0495114765
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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J. Douglas Faires is a Professor of Mathematics at Youngstown State University. His research interests include analysis, numerical analysis, and mathematics history. Dr. Faires has won many awards, including Outstanding College-University Teacher of Mathematics, Ohio Section of MAA (1996) and Youngstown State University, Distinguished Professor for Teaching (1995-1996).
Richard L. Burden is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Youngstown State University. His master's degree in mathematics and doctoral degree in mathematics, with a specialization in numerical analysis, were both awarded by Case Western Reserve University. He also earned a masters degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh. His mathematical interests include numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, and mathematical statistics. Dr. Burden has been named a distinguished professor for teaching and service three times at Youngstown State University. He was also named a distinguished chair as the chair of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. He wrote the Actuarial Examinations in Numerical Analysis from 1990 until 1999.
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Top customer reviews
Horrible book and shame on those that make students use this book.
While we have not, and will not, cover every single method in the book, my experience so far is that the methods are actually explained quite clearly. Sometimes things can get a little confusing (e.g. the way indices are used to explain Romberg integration confused me a lot), and sometimes you will need to read a section multiple times before things become clear. But I put that down to the method itself, not the book. So far the examples in the book have helped me a lot to make sense of the methods presented and subsequently code things up in MATLAB myself. More examples is always better, but I have not seen a need for that (so far anyway).
Would I recommend the book for an undergrad course? Probably not, the book would need to include more step-by-step examples for that. Lastly, the electronic edition I am using actually looks great formatting wise. Not really important, but not unimportant either. The book is of course way, way too expensive.
Note: I am renting the electronic version through a different provider due to the cost.