Object-Oriented Implementation of Numerical Methods: An Introduction with Java & Smalltalk
"There are few books that show how to build programs of any kind. One common theme is compiler building, and there are shelves full of them. There are few others. It's an area, or a void, that needs filling. this book does a great job of showing how to build numerical analysis programs." -David N. Smith, IBM T J Watson Research Center Numerical methods naturally lend themselves to an object-oriented approach. Mathematics builds high- level ideas on top of previously described, simpler ones. Once a property is demonstrated for a given concept, it can be applied to any new concept sharing the same premise as the original one, similar to the ideas of reuse and inheritance in object-oriented (OO) methodology.
Few books on numerical methods teach developers much about designing and building good code. Good computing routines are problem-specific. Insight and understanding are what is needed, rather than just recipes and black box routines. Developers need the ability to construct new programs for different applications.
Object-Oriented Implementation of Numerical Methods reveals a complete OO design methodology in a clear and systematic way. Each method is presented in a consistent format, beginning with a short explanation and following with a description of the general OO architecture for the algorithm. Next, the code implementations are discussed and presented along with real-world examples that the author, an experienced software engineer, has used in a variety of commercial applications. Features: