2016 | Buch
Numerical Methods and Modelling for Engineering
Autoren: Richard Khoury, Douglas Wilhelm Harder
Verlag: Springer International Publishing
Print ISBN: 978-3-319-21175-6
Electronic ISBN: 978-3-319-21176-3
2016 | Buch
Autoren: Richard Khoury, Douglas Wilhelm Harder
Verlag: Springer International Publishing
Print ISBN: 978-3-319-21175-6
Electronic ISBN: 978-3-319-21176-3
This textbook provides a step-by-step approach to numerical methods in engineering modelling. The authors provide a consistent treatment of the topic, from the ground up, to reinforce for students that numerical methods are a set of mathematical modelling tools which allow engineers to represent real-world systems and compute features of these systems with a predictable error rate. Each method presented addresses a specific type of problem, namely root-finding, optimization, integral, derivative, initial value problem, or boundary value problem, and each one encompasses a set of algorithms to solve the problem given some information and to a known error bound. The authors demonstrate that after developing a proper model and understanding of the engineering situation they are working on, engineers can break down a model into a set of specific mathematical problems, and then implement the appropriate numerical methods to solve these problems.