Numerical Methods and Modelling for Engineering

Authors: Khoury, Richard, Harder, Douglas Wilhelm

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    • Uses a “building-block” approach, starting with simpler mathematical tools and using them to develop more and more complex models and methods;
    • Integrates modelling, error measuring, and programming, with numerical methods, in order to give an engineering emphasis to an otherwise mathematical topic;
    • Demonstrates not only how the math and algorithms work but also how they can be used in engineering practice.
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About this Textbook

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. 

About the authors

Richard Khoury received his Bachelor’s Degree and his Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Laval University (Québec City, QC) in 2002 and 2004 respectively, and his Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON) in 2007. Since August 2008, he is a faculty member in the Department of Software Engineering at Lakehead University. Dr. Khoury’s primary area of research is natural language processing, but his research interests also include data mining, knowledge management, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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“This book is intended as a textbook for students, with exercises and questions at the end of each chapter, it is equally suitable for practicing engineers or computer scientists who find themselves using computers to solve numerical problems. … Overall, I found this book very easy to read and follow, with chapters flowing naturally on from each other. … this introductory text on numeric methods does provide just the right level of coverage required of a generalist.” (Bernard Kuc, Computing Reviews, February, 2017)

“The work is written clearly … and generously illustrated with frequent figures and examples. The provided ‘engineering examples’ mostly involve application of numerical techniques to simple physical situations. Each chapter includes a summary and multiple exercises for students; answers are presented in the appendix. In short, this is an excellent text for a first course in numerical analysis. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates.” (R. Darby, Choice, Vol. 54 (4), December, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Modelling and Errors

    Pages 1-12

    Khoury, Richard (et al.)

  • Numerical Representation

    Pages 13-30

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  • Iteration

    Pages 31-38

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  • Linear Algebra

    Pages 39-65

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  • Taylor Series

    Pages 67-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Numerical Methods and Modelling for Engineering
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21176-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21176-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21175-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79331-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 332
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
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