Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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A concise introduction to numerical methodsand the mathematicalframework neededto understand their performance
Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equationspresents a complete and easy-to-follow introduction to classicaltopics in the numerical solution of ordinary differentialequations. The book's approach not only explains the presentedmathematics, but also helps readers understand how these numericalmethods are used to solve real-world problems.
Unifying perspectives are provided throughout the text, bringingtogether and categorizing different types of problems in order tohelp readers comprehend the applications of ordinary differentialequations. In addition, the authors' collective academic experienceensures a coherent and accessible discussion of key topics,including:
- Euler's method
- Taylor and Runge-Kutta methods
- General error analysis for multi-step methods
- Stiff differential equations
- Differential algebraic equations
- Two-point boundary value problems
- Volterra integral equations
Each chapter features problem sets that enable readers to testand build their knowledge of the presented methods, and a relatedWeb site features MATLAB® programs that facilitate theexploration of numerical methods in greater depth. Detailedreferences outline additional literature on both analytical andnumerical aspects of ordinary differential equations for furtherexploration of individual topics.
Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations isan excellent textbook for courses on the numerical solution ofdifferential equations at the upper-undergraduate and beginninggraduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference forresearchers in the fields of mathematics and engineering.
|Series:||Pure and Applied Mathematics: A Wiley Series of Texts, Monographs and Tracts Series , #81|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Kendall E. Atkinson, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Iowa. He has authored books and journal articles in his areas of research interest, which include the numerical solution of integral equations and boundary integral equation methods. Weimin Han, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Iowa, where he is also Director of the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Applied Mathematical and Computational Science. Dr. Han currently focuses his research on the numerical solution of partial differential equations. David E. Stewart, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Iowa, where he is also the departmental Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Stewart's research interests include numerical analysis, computational models of mechanics, scientific computing, and optimization.
Table of Contents
1. Theory of differential equations: an introduction.
1.1 General solvability theory.
1.2 Stability of the initial value problem.
1.3 Direction fields.
2. Euler’s method.
2.1 Euler’s method.
2.2 Error analysis of Euler’s method.
2.3 Asymptotic error analysis.
2.3.1 Richardson extrapolation.
2.4 Numerical stability.
2.4.1 Rounding error accumulation.
3. Systems of differential equations.
3.1 Higher order differential equations.
3.2 Numerical methods for systems.
4. The backward Euler method and the trapezoidalmethod.
4.1 The backward Euler method.
4.2 The trapezoidal method.
5. Taylor and Runge-Kutta methods.
5.1 Taylor methods.
5.2 Runge-Kutta methods.
5.3 Convergence, stability, and asymptotic error.
5.4 Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg methods.
5.5 Matlab codes.
5.6 Implicit Runge-Kutta methods.
6. Multistep methods.
6.1 Adams-Bashforth methods.
6.2 Adams-Moulton methods.
6.3 Computer codes.
7. General error analysis for multistep methods.
7.1 Truncation error.
7.3 A general error analysis.
8. Stiff differential equations.
8.1 The method of lines for a parabolic equation.
8.2 Backward differentiation formulas.
8.3 Stability regions for multistep methods.
8.4 Additional sources of difficulty.
8.5 Solving the finite difference method.
8.6 Computer codes.
9. Implicit RK methods for stiff differentialequations.
9.1 Families of implicit Runge-Kutta methods.
9.2 Stability of Runge-Kutta methods.
9.3 Order reduction.
9.4 Runge-Kutta methods for stiff equations in practice.
10. Differential algebraic equations.
10.1 Initial conditions and drift.
10.2 DAEs as stiff differential equations.
10.3 Numerical issues: higher index problems.
10.4 Backward differentiation methods for DAEs.
10.5 Runge-Kutta methods for DAEs.
10.6 Index three problems from mechanics.
10.7 Higher index DAEs.
11. Two-point boundary value problems.
11.1 A finite difference method.
11.2 Nonlinear two-point boundary value problems.
12. Volterra integral equations.
12.1 Solvability theory.
12.2 Numerical methods.
12.3 Numerical methods - Theory.
Appendix A. Taylor’s theorem.
Appendix B. Polynomial interpolation.
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