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Anyone who computes with real numbers (for example, floating-point numbers stored with limited precision) tends to pick up a few computing "tricks"--techniques that increase the frequency of useful answers. But where there might be ample guidance for a computor grappling with linear problems, there is little help for someone negotiating the nonlinear world--and it is this need that Forman Acton addresses. His book presents a wealth of examples and exercises (with answers) to help a reader develop problemformulating skills--thus learning to avoid the common pitfalls that software packages seldom detect. It presumes some experience with standard numerical methods--but for beginners in real computing, it will lend a touch of realism to topics often slighted in introductory texts.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Error analysis (Mathematics) Numerical analysis Data processing