A First Course in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations (Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics No. 44 2nd Revised edition)

A First Course in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations (Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics No. 44 2nd Revised edition)

By: Arieh Iserles (author)Paperback

In Stock

£35.99 RRP £39.99  You save £4.00 (10%) With FREE Saver Delivery


Numerical analysis presents different faces to the world. For mathematicians it is a bona fide mathematical theory with an applicable flavour. For scientists and engineers it is a practical, applied subject, part of the standard repertoire of modelling techniques. For computer scientists it is a theory on the interplay of computer architecture and algorithms for real-number calculations. The tension between these standpoints is the driving force of this book, which presents a rigorous account of the fundamentals of numerical analysis of both ordinary and partial differential equations. The exposition maintains a balance between theoretical, algorithmic and applied aspects. This second edition has been extensively updated, and includes new chapters on emerging subject areas: geometric numerical integration, spectral methods and conjugate gradients. Other topics covered include multistep and Runge-Kutta methods; finite difference and finite elements techniques for the Poisson equation; and a variety of algorithms to solve large, sparse algebraic systems.

Create a review

About Author

Arieh Iserles is a Professor in Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. He has been awarded the Onsager medal and served as a chair of the Society for Foundations of Computational Mathematics. He is also Managing Editor of Acta Numerica, Editor in Chief of Foundations of Computational Mathematics, and an editor of numerous other publications.


Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Flowchart of contents; Part I. Ordinary Differential Equations: 1. Euler's method and beyond; 2. Multistep methods; 3. Runge-Kutta methods; 4. Stiff equations; 5. Geometric numerical integration; 6. Error control; 7. Nonlinear algebraic systems; Part II. The Poisson Equation: 8. Finite difference schemes; 9. The finite element method; 10. Spectral methods; 11. Gaussian elimination for sparse linear equations; 12. Classical iterative methods for sparse linear equations; 13. Multigrid techniques; 14. Conjugate gradients; 15. Fast Poisson solvers; Part III. Partial Differential Equations of evolution: 16. The diffusion equation; 17. Hyperbolic equations; Appendix. Bluffer's guide to useful mathematics: A.1. Linear algebra; A.2. Analysis; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780521734905
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780521734905
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 0521734908
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly