This concise introduction to Numerical Methods blends the traditional algebraic approach with the computer-based approach, with special emphasis on evolving algorithms which have been directly transformed into programs in C++. Each numerical method used for solving nonlinear algebraic equations, simultaneous linear equations, differentiation, integration, ordinary differential equations, curve-fitting, etc. is accompanied by an algorithm and the corresponding computer program.
All computer programs have been test run on Linux ‘Ubuntu C++’ as well as Window-based ‘Dev C++’, Visual C++ and ‘Turbo C++’ compiler systems. Since different types of C++ compilers are in use today, instructions have been given with each computer program to run it on any kind of compiler. To this effect, an introductory chapter on C++ compilers has been added for ready reference by the students and teachers.
Another major feature of the book is the coverage of the practicals prescribed for laboratory work in Numerical Analysis. Each chapter has a large number of laboratory tested programming examples and exercises including questions from previous years’ examinations.
This textbook is intended for the undergraduate science students pursuing courses in BSc (Hons.) Physics, BSc (Hons.) Electronics and BSc (Hons.) Mathematics. It is also suitable for courses on Numerical Analysis prescribed for the engineering students of all disciplines.