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Numerical Methods with MATLAB, 2nd Edition SI Version

Numerical Methods with MATLAB, 2nd Edition SI Version

ISBN: 978-1-118-50648-6

Aug 2012

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Gilat's text presents the fundamentals of numerical methods with emphasis on the most essential and widely used methods. Students enhance their programming skills using the MATLAB environment to implement algorithms. The goals of the book?s problems are three-fold: to improve the understanding of numerical methods, to provide the opportunity to improve programming skills, and to use MATLAB as a tool for solving realistic problems in engineering and science. Designed for the newest version of the popular MATLAB, plus its brevity and accessibility, makes Numerical Methods the perfect introduction to numerical methods or second- or third-year students.

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Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Solving Nonlinear Equations.

Chapter 3 Solving a System of Linear Equations.

Chapter 4 Curve Fitting and Interpolation.

Chapter 5 Numerical Differentiation.

Chapter 6 Numerical Integration.

Chapter 7 Ordinary Differential Equations: Initial-Value Problems.

Chapter 8 Ordinary Differential Equations: Boundary-Value Problems.

Appendix A Introductory MATLAB.

Appendix B MATLAB Programs.


  • MATLAB coverage in book up-to-date with latest version of software


  • Includes nearly 50% new and updated examples with a focus on practical applications of Numerical Methods and examples that build on previously learned elements

Homework Problems

  • Increased number of end-of-chapter problems to approximately 40 per chapter.
  • 50% of end-of-chapter problems have been revised.
Concise presentation of numerical methods written for the beginner
  • Presents core information in manageable chunks for the student without overwhelming them with detail
  • Material is appropriate for 2nd and 3rd year students and professionals unfamiliar with Numerical Methods

Text includes many examples and end-of-chapter problems to help students learn numerical methods

  • Three levels of homework problems address applying numerical methods techniques with traditional pencil and paper and with MATLAB?see end-of-chapter problem sets
  • Realistic applications from engineering and science motivate students

Flexible format addresses needs of various types of courses and students

  • Beginning students develop mastery by focusing on Core Topics sections
  • Supplementary Topics allow students to advance their knowledge of core material
  • Instructors have the flexibility to adjust objectives to the level of their course