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International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

An Introduction to Computational Science

Authors: Holder, Allen, Eichholz, Joseph

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This textbook provides an introduction to the growing interdisciplinary field of computational science. It combines a foundational development of numerical methods with a variety of illustrative applications spread across numerous areas of science and engineering. The intended audience is the undergraduate who has completed introductory coursework in mathematics and computer science. Students gain computational acuity by authoring their own numerical routines and by practicing with numerical methods as they solve computational models. This education encourages students to learn the importance of answering: How expensive is a calculation, how trustworthy is a calculation, and how might we model a problem to apply a desired numerical method?
The text is written in two parts. Part I provides a succinct, one-term inauguration into the primary routines on which a further study of computational science rests. The material is organized so that the transition to computational science from coursework in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra is natural. Beyond the mathematical and computational content of Part I, students gain proficiency with elemental programming constructs and visualization, which are presented in MATLAB syntax. The focus of Part II is modeling, wherein students build computational models, compute solutions, and report their findings. The models purposely intersect numerous areas of science and engineering to demonstrate the pervasive role played by computational science.

About the authors

Allen Holder received his B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Denver. He taught at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas for nine years before joining Rose-Hulman. He is interested in mathematical programming and its applications in medicine, biology, and healthcare. Professor Holder's work on the optimal design of radiotherapy treatments won the 2000 Pierskalla Award, and he received Rose-Hulman's Outstanding Scholar Award in 2015. He has held several editorial positions and has published with numerous undergraduates. He is a longtime supporter of, and participant in, INFORMS. 
Joseph Eichholz received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Western Illinois University and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences from the University of Iowa. He is interested in numerical analysis, particularly with numerical solutions of partial differential equations and integral equations, as well as high performance computing. He has a special interest in applications associated with novel medical imaging techniques and contact mechanics.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 66,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Computational Science
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
278
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15679-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15679-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15677-0
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 470
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
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