## Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey |

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### Contents

Scientific Computing l | 1 |

Computer Arithmetic | 8 |

Systems of Linear Equations | 35 |

Copyright | |

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accuracy algebraic algorithm approximate solution basis functions boundary conditions boundary value problem Cholesky factorization coefficients column component condition number conjugate gradient method convergence rate corresponding cubic data points derivative determine diagonal entries differential equations digits dimensions discrete eigenvalue problem eigenvalues eigenvectors Euler's method evaluate example finite difference floating-point number floating-point system formula Gaussian elimination given grid Householder transformation implementation input integral interval inverse iterative methods Jacobi method least squares problem library routine linear least squares linear system LU factorization MATLAB mesh methods for solving minimize minimum multiple Newton's method nodes nonlinear equations nonsingular nonzero norm normal equations obtain one-dimensional optimization orthogonal parameters PDEs plot polynomial interpolation positive definite QR factorization quadratic quadrature rule random numbers resulting root scalar secant second-order Section sequence singular value spline stability stepsize symmetric system of linear tion True or false upper triangular variables vector zero