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C++ Toolkit for Engineers and Scientists


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. James T. Smith
    Pages 1-19
  3. James T. Smith
    Pages 21-53
  4. James T. Smith
    Pages 55-121
  5. James T. Smith
    Pages 123-149
  6. James T. Smith
    Pages 151-188
  7. James T. Smith
    Pages 189-227
  8. James T. Smith
    Pages 229-255
  9. James T. Smith
    Pages 257-302
  10. James T. Smith
    Pages 303-346
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 347-392

About this book


This book describes the design, construction, and use of a numerical analysis software toolkit. It's written in C+ +, Version 2. 0, and makes essential use of that language's Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) features. Its development environment is the Borland International, Inc. , Borland C++ compiler, Version 5. 02, for IBM-compatible personal computers. However, the book describes few features specific to that product. The toolkit and its description and background discussions cover the most fundamental aspects of numerical analysis. At the core of most scientific or engineering application programs are some of the concepts and techniques presented here. The most basic include details of computation with floating-point real and complex numbers; mathematical functions in the C+ + Library; and a general OOP framework for vector, polynomial, and matrix algebra. On this foundation routines are constructed for solving nonlinear equations, linear and nonlinear systems of equations, and eigenvalue problems. The book is heavily weighted toward software development. What's new here is the emphasis on software tools and on OOP techniques for handling vectors, polynomials, and matrices. Rather than describing programs implementing specific numerical techniques to solve specific applica­ tion problems, the book constructs reusable tools with which you can implement many techniques for solving broad classes of problems. Examples are included to demonstrate their use. The tools are organized into layers. The deepest is formed by the C+ + library functions for computing with real and complex numbers.


C++ programming language Clean Exception construction design numerical analysis object-oriented programming (OOP) programming

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

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