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Numerical analysis using R. Solutions to ODEs and PDEs. (English) Zbl 1354.65005
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN 978-1-107-11561-3/hbk; 978-1-316-33606-9/ebook). xx, 616 p. (2016).
Publisher’s description: This book presents the latest numerical solutions to initial value problems and boundary value problems described by ODEs and PDEs. The author offers practical methods that can be adapted to solve wide ranges of problems and illustrates them in the increasingly popular open source computer language R, allowing integration with more statistically based methods. The book begins with standard techniques, followed by an overview of ‘high resolution’ flux limiters and WENO to solve problems with solutions exhibiting high gradient phenomena. Meshless methods using radial basis functions are then discussed in the context of scattered data interpolation and the solution of PDEs on irregular grids. Three detailed case studies demonstrate how numerical methods can be used to tackle very different complex problems. With its focus on practical solutions to real-world problems, this book will be useful to students and practitioners in all areas of science and engineering, especially those using R.

MSC:
65-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to numerical analysis
65Lxx Numerical methods for ordinary differential equations
65Mxx Numerical methods for partial differential equations, initial value and time-dependent initial-boundary value problems
65Nxx Numerical methods for partial differential equations, boundary value problems
65Z05 Applications to the sciences
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