Numerical Methods for Engineers 7 9780073397924 Numerical Methods for Engineers retains the instructional techniques that have made the text so successful. Chapra and Canale's unique approach opens each part of the text with sections called “Motivation,“ “Mathematical Background,” and “Orientation". Each part closes with an “Epilogue” containing “Trade-Offs,” “Important Relationships and Formulas,” and “Advanced Methods and Additional References”. Much more than a summary, the Epilogue deepens understanding of what has been learned and provides a peek into more advanced methods. Numerous new or revised problems are drawn from actual engineering practice. The expanded breadth of engineering disciplines covered is especially evident in these exercises, which now cover such areas as biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Excellent new examples and case studies span all areas of engineering giving students a broad exposure to various fields in engineering. McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.
Numerical Methods for Engineers

Numerical Methods for Engineers

7th Edition
By Steven Chapra and Raymond Canale
ISBN10: 007339792X
ISBN13: 9780073397924
Copyright: 2015

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Part 1 - Modeling, Computers, and Error Analysis

1) Mathematical Modeling and Engineering Problem Solving

2) Programming and Software

3) Approximations and Round-Off Errors

4) Truncation Errors and the Taylor Series

Part 2 - Roots of Equations

5) Bracketing Methods

6) Open Methods

7) Roots of Polynomials

8) Case Studies: Roots of Equations

Part 3 - Linear Algebraic Equations

9) Gauss Elimination

10) LU Decomposition and Matrix Inversion

11) Special Matrices and Gauss-Seidel

12) Case Studies: Linear Algebraic Equations

Part 4 - Optimization

13) One-Dimensional Unconstrained Optimization

14) Multidimensional Unconstrained Optimization

15) Constrained Optimization

16) Case Studies: Optimization

Part 5 - Curve Fitting

17) Least-Squares Regression

18) Interpolation

19) Fourier Approximation

20) Case Studies: Curve Fitting

Part 6 - Numerical Differentiation and Integration

21) Newton-Cotes Integration Formulas

22) Integration of Equations

23) Numerical Differentiation

24) Case Studies: Numerical Integration and Differentiation

Part 7 - Ordinary Differential Equations

25) Runge-Kutta Methods

26) Stiffness and Multistep Methods

27) Boundary-Value and Eigenvalue Problems

28) Case Studies: Ordinary Differential Equations

Part 8 - Partial Differential Equations

29) Finite Difference: Elliptic Equations

30) Finite Difference: Parabolic Equations

31) Finite-Element Method

32) Case Studies: Partial Differential Equations

Appendix A - The Fourier Series

Appendix B - Getting Started with Matlab

Appendix C - Getting Starte dwith Mathcad



About the Author

Steven Chapra

Steven C. Chapra (Medford, MA) is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University.

Raymond Canale


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