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5th Edition

An Introduction to Numerical Methods
A MATLAB® Approach

  • Available for pre-order on May 22, 2023. Item will ship after June 12, 2023
ISBN 9781032406831
June 12, 2023 Forthcoming by Chapman & Hall
632 Pages 120 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

An Introduction to Numerical Methods: A MATLAB® Approach, Fifth Edition continues to offer readers an accessible and practical introduction to numerical analysis. It presents a wide range of useful and important algorithms for scientific and engineering applications, using MATLAB to illustrate each numerical method with full details of the computed results so that the main steps are easily visualized and interpreted. This edition also includes new chapters on Approximation of Continuous Functions and Dealing with Large Sets of Data.


  • Covers the most common numerical methods encountered in science and engineering
  • Illustrates the methods using MATLAB
  • Ideal as an undergraduate textbook for numerical analysis
  • Presents numerous examples and exercises, with selected answers provided at the back of the book
  • Accompanied by downloadable MATLAB code hosted at https/ 9781032406824

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Chapter 2
Number System and Errors

Chapter 3
Roots of Equations

Chapter 4
System of Linear Equations

Chapter 5

Chapter 6
Interpolation with Spline Functions

Chapter 7
Approximation of Continuous Functions

Chapter 8
Numerical Optimization

Chapter 9
Numerical Differentiation

Chapter 10
Numerical Integration

Chapter 11
Numerical Methods for Linear Integral Equations

Chapter 12
Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations

Chapter 13
Boundary-Value Problems

Chapter 14
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

Chapter 15
Dynamical Systems and Chaos

Chapter 16
Partial Differential Equations

Chapter 17
Dealing with Large Sets of Data

Bibliography and References

Appendix A
Calculus Review

Appendix B
MATLAB Built-in Functions

Appendix C
Text MATLAB Functions


Answers to Selected Exercises


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Abdelwahab Kharab is an Associate Professor in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at Zayed University. His research interests include numerical analysis and simulation for the numerical solution of partial differential equations that arise in science and engineering.

Ronald B. Guenther is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oregon State University. His research interests include mathematically modeling deterministic systems and the ordinary and partial differential equations that arise from these models.


Praise for Previous Editions

"Kharab and Guenther offer an attractive, clear, error-free, and well-written introduction to numerical methods … Highly recommended."
J.H. Ellison, CHOICE

"Overall, this is one of the best numerical methods book that I have come across. I strongly recommend it to be used for any undergraduate introductory course in numerical analysis for science and engineering students."
Jamal Benbourenane, Abu Dhabi University