Topics are introduced with goals, literature references and links to public software. There are descriptions of the current algorithms in LAPACK, GSLIB and MATLAB.
This book could be used for an introductory course in numerical methods, for either upper level undergraduates or first year graduate students.
Parts of the text could be used for specialized courses, such as principles of computer languages or numerical linear algebra.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction To Scientific Computing
Chapter 2 Working With A Computer
Chapter 3 Linear Algebra
Chapter 4 Scientific Visualization
Chapter 5 Nonlinear Equations
Chapter 6 Least Squares Problems