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Compact Numerical Methods for Computers : Linear Algebra and Function Minimisation - John C. Nash

Compact Numerical Methods for Computers

Linear Algebra and Function Minimisation


Published: 1st January 1990
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This second edition of Compact Numerical Methods for Computers presents reliable yet compact algorithms for computational problems. As in the previous edition, the author considers specific mathematical problems of wide applicability, develops approaches to a solution and the consequent algorithm, and provides the program steps. He emphasizes useful applicable methods from various scientific research fields, ranging from mathematical physics to commodity production modeling. While the ubiquitous personal computer is the particular focus, the methods have been implemented on computers as small as a programmable pocket calculator and as large as a highly parallel supercomputer.
New to the Second Edition
Presents program steps as Turbo Pascal code
Includes more algorithmic examples
Contains an extended bibliography
The accompanying software (available by coupon at no charge) includes not only the algorithm source codes, but also driver programs, example data, and several utility codes to help in the software engineering of end-user programs. The codes are designed for rapid implementation and reliable use in a wide variety of computing environments. Scientists, statisticians, engineers, and economists who prepare/modify programs for use in their work will find this resource invaluable. Moreover, since little previous training in numerical analysis is required, the book can also be used as a supplementary text for courses on numerical methods and mathematical software.

A starting point Formal problems in linear algebra The singular-value decomposition and its use to solve least-squares problems Handling larger problems Some comments on the formation of the cross-product matrix ATA Linear equations-a direct approach The Choleski decomposition The symmetric positive definite matrix again The algebraic eigenvalue generalized problem Real symmetric matrices The generalized symmetric matrix eigenvalue problem Optimization and nonlinear equations One-dimensional problems Direct search methods Descent to a minimum I-variable metric algorithms Descent to a minimum II-conjugate gradients Minimizing a nonlinear sum of squares Leftovers The conjugate gradients method applied to problems in linear algebra Appendices Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780852743195
ISBN-10: 085274319X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st January 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.11 x 16.41  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2