## Description

This well-respected text introduces the theory and application of modern numerical approximation techniques to students taking a one- or two-semester course in numerical analysis. Providing an accessible treatment that only requires a calculus prerequisite; the authors explain how; why; and when approximation techniques can be expected to work-and why; in some situations; they fail.

A wealth of examples and exercises develop students’ intuition; and demonstrate the subject’s practical applications to important everyday problems in math; computing; engineering; and physical science disciplines. The first book of its kind when crafted more than 30 years ago to serve a diverse undergraduate audience; Burden; Faires; and Burden’s NUMERICAL ANALYSIS remains the definitive introduction to a vital and practical subject.

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