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The starting point in the formulation of any numerical problem is to take an intuitive idea about the problem in question and to translate it into precise mathematical language. This book provides step-by-step descriptions of how to formulate numerical problems so that they can be solved by existing software. It examines various types of numerical problems and develops techniques for solving them. A number of engineering case studies are used to illustrate in detail the formulation process. The case studies motivate the development of efficient algorithms that involve, in some cases, transformation of the problem from its initial formulation into a more tractable form.
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- Date Published: May 2006
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521855648
- length: 786 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 180 x 40 mm
- weight: 1.728kg
- contains: 180 b/w illus. 369 exercises
- availability: Replaced by 9780521100281
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
2. Problems, algorithms and solutions
3. Transformation of problems
Part I: Linear simultaneous equations
4. Case studies
Part II: Non-linear simultaneous equations
6. Case Studies
8. Solution of the case studies
Part III: Unconstrained optimization
9. Case studies
11. Solution of the case studies
Part IV: Equality-constrained optimization
12. Case studies
13. Algorithms for linear constraints
14. Algorithms for non-linear constraints
Part V: Inequality-constrained optimization
15. Case studies
16. Algorithms for non-negativity constraints
17. Algorithms for linear constraints
18. Solution of the linearly constrained case studies
19. Algorithms for non-linear constraints
20. Solution of the non-linearly constrained case studies
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