Introduction to Numerical Methods and MATLAB Programming for Engineers
This book was developed for a course on applied numerical methods for engineering. The main goals of these lectures are to introduce concepts of numerical methods and Matlab in an engineering framework.
The main goals of these lectures are to introduce concepts of numerical methods and Matlab in an engineering framework. By this, we do not mean that every problem is a “real-life” engineering application but that the engineering way of thinking is emphasized throughout the discussion.
It covers the fundamentals while emphasizing the most essential methods throughout the pages. Readers are also allowed to enhance their programming skills using MATLAB to implement algorithms. They’ll discover how to use this tool to solve problems in science and engineering.
This book is a textbook for a first course in numerical methods using MATLAB to solve problems in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, and electrical engineering problems. It can also be used as a textbook or a reference book in higher-level courses.
About the Authors
Martin J. Mohlenkamp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences, at Ohio University. His research interests are fast algorithms, numerical analysis, applied mathematics, and mathematics.
Todd Young is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio University. His research interests are differential equations and dynamical systems, especially global bifurcation theory, random dynamical systems, and applications to biological systems.