AN INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA.
Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press), 1967. Second printing, corrected (first was in 1964). Green cloth. (xii), 328 pp. Ink name and address to upper inner corner of front pastedown; spine very lightly sunned, light spots to rear cover; light soiling to page edges; else a VG tight & unworn jacketless copy, no marks in text. The book contains chapters on matrix algebra elimination methods of Gauss, Jordan, and Aitken, compact elimination methods of Doolittle, Crout, Banachiewicz and Cholesky, orthogonalization methods, condition, accuracy and precision, comparison of methods, measure of work, iterative and gradient methods, iterative methods for latent roots and vectors, and notes on error analysis for latent roots and vectors. Fox, Professor of Numerical Analysis at Oxford, was also Directory of their computing laboratory. Though this undergraduate text contains little directly about computers or computer languages, it has computer relevance and the author advises that teachers of ALGOL can wisely use the algorithms in the text as excercises. The Leslie Fox Prize for Numerical Analysis of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is a biennial prize established in 1985 by the IMA in honour of mathematician Leslie Fox (1918-1992). ; Octavo
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