This book provides a comprehensive discussion of numerical computing techniques with an emphasis on practical applications in the fields of civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. It features two software libraries that implement the algorithms developed in the text - a MATLAB toolbox, and an ANSI C library. This book is intended for undergraduate students. Each chapter includes detailed case study examples from the four engineering fields with complete solutions provided in MATLAB and C, detailed objectives, numerous worked-out examples and illustrations, and summaries comparing the numerical techniques. Chapter problems are divided into separate analysis and computation sections. Documentation for the software is provided in text appendixes that also include a helpful review of vectors and matrices. The Instructor's Manual includes a disk with software documentation and complete solutions to both problems and examples in the book.
Focusing on the practical applications of using numerical methods for solving mathematical problems in analysis and design, Schilling (electrical engineering) and Harris (chemical engineering), both of Clarkson University, New York, concentrate on defining terms and case study examples and problems drawn from the four major engineering discipline, rather than theoretical information. Each chapter includes homework problems with sections on analysis and computation, and the CD-ROM also provides a variety of practical problems with complete computational solutions, as well as MATLAB toolbox and ANSI C library. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Robert J. Schilling is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clarkson University. Dr. Schilling's teaching interests include digital signal processing, control systems, robotics, nonlinear systems, computer graphics, and C++ and MATLAB programming. His research interests include adaptive signal processing, nonlinear system identification, active noise control, and control of robotic manipulators.
Sandra L. Harris is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University. Dr. Harris teaching interests include process control, thermodynamics, and biochemical engineering. Her research interests are centered on periodic processing, control of systems having varying dead times, and generation of input signals for efficient process identification.