A significantly revised and improved introduction to a critical aspect of scientific computationMatrix computations lie at the heart of most scientific computational tasks. For any scientist or engineer doing largescale simulations, an understanding of the topic is essential. Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, Second Edition explains matrix computations and the accompanying theory clearly and in detail, along with useful insights.This Second Edition of a popular text has now been revised and improved to appeal to the needs of practicing scientists and graduate and advanced undergraduate students. New to this edition is the use of MATLAB for many of the exercises and examples, although the Fortran exercises in the First Edition have been kept for those who want to use them. This new edition includes:* Numerous examples and exercises on applications including electrical circuits, elasticity (massspring systems), and simple partial differential equations* Early introduction of the singular value decomposition* A new chapter on iterative methods, including the powerful preconditioned conjugategradient method for solving symmetric, positive definite systems* An introduction to new methods for solving large, sparse eigenvalue problems including the popular implicitlyrestarted Arnoldi and JacobiDavidson methodsWith indepth discussions of such other topics as modern componentwise error analysis, reorthogonalization, and rankone updates of the QR decomposition, Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, Second Edition will prove to be a versatile companion to novice and practicing mathematicians who seek mastery of matrix computation.

Authors: Watkins D.  Pages: 633 Year: 2002 
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