Chapter 17. *Introduction to Numerical Methods

A major use of computers is finding numerical solutions to mathematical problems that do not have analytical solutions (i.e., solutions that may be written in terms of polynomials and standard mathematical functions). In this chapter we look briefly at some areas where numerical methods have been highly developed, such as solving nonlinear and differential equations and evaluating integrals.


In this section we consider how to solve numerically equations in one unknown. The usual way ...

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