Bisection Method II Numerical Methods : Engineering Maths
Numerical Methods for Engineers, 6th Edition
Numerical analysis is the study of algorithms that use numerical approximation as opposed to symbolic manipulations for the problems of mathematical analysis as distinguished from discrete mathematics. The growth in computing power has revolutionized the use of realistic mathematical models in science and engineering, and subtle numerical analysis is required to implement these detailed models of the world. For example, ordinary differential equations appear in celestial mechanics predicting the motions of planets, stars and galaxies ; numerical linear algebra is important for data analysis; stochastic differential equations and Markov chains are essential in simulating living cells for medicine and biology. Before the advent of modern computers, numerical methods often depended on hand interpolation formulas applied to data from large printed tables. Since the mid 20th century, computers calculate the required functions instead, but many of the same formulas nevertheless continue to be used as part of the software algorithms. The numerical point of view goes back to the earliest mathematical writings.