Introduction to Numerical Methods

  • Joel H. Ferziger
  • Milovan PerićEmail author
  • Robert L. Street


An introduction to numerical solution methods is given in this chapter. The advantages and disadvantages of numerical methods are discussed, and the possibilities and limitations of the computational approach are outlined. This is followed by a description of the components of a numerical solution method and their properties. Finally, a brief description of basic computational methods (finite difference, finite volume and finite element) is given.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel H. Ferziger
    • 1
  • Milovan Perić
    • 2
    Email author
  • Robert L. Street
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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