Acta Numerica has established itself as the prime forum for the presentation of definitive reviews of numerical analysis topics. The invited papers by leaders in their respective fields allow researchers and graduate students alike quickly to grasp the then current trends and developments of 1994. Highlights of the year's issue are articles on domain decomposition, mesh adaption, pseudospectral methods and neural networks.
1. Formalization and computational aspects of image analysis Luis Alvarez and Jean Michel Morel; 2. Domain decomposition algorithms Tony F. Chan and Tarek P. Mathew; 3. Aspects of the numerical analysis of neural networks Stephen W. Ellacott; 4. A review of pseudospectral methods for solving partial differential equations Bengt Fornberg and David M. Sloan; 5. Exact and approximate controllability for distributed parameter systems R. Glowinski and J. L. Lions; 6. On the numerical evaluation of electrostatic fields in composite materials Leslie Greengard and Monique Moura; 7. Numerical geometry of surfaces Malcolm Sabin; 8. Numerical analysis of dynamical systems Andrew Stuart.