Chapter 1. Problem Solving with Mathematical Software Packages

Efficient Problem Solving—The Objective of This Book

As an engineering student or professional, you are almost always involved in numerical problem solving on a personal computer. The objective of this book is to enable you to solve numerical problems that you may encounter in your student or professional career in a most effective and efficient manner. The tools that are typically used for engineering or technical problem solving are mathematical software packages that execute on personal computers on the desktop. In order to solve your problems most efficiently and accurately, you must be able to select the appropriate software package for the particular problem at hand. Then you ...

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