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Published: 26 March 2017

416 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198508380

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Direct Methods for Sparse Matrices

Second Edition

I. S. Duff, A. M. Erisman, and J. K. Reid

Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computation

  • The second edition covers 30 years of development in the feild and is now integrated with modern computer architecture.
  • Comprehensive view of direct methods for sparse matrices.
  • Written to be accessible to a wide range of readers; from researchers and practitioners, to applications scientists, to graduate students and their teachers.
  • Practical, rooted in applications demonstrated by realistic practical examples.

New to this Edition:

  • This is a complete rewrite of the first edition
  • Bigger problems are being solved. In the first edition, previously the book looked at problems with 5,000 variables. Now it looks at problems with more than a million
  • New research that is described includes new techniques for scaling and error control, new orderings, new combinatorial techniques for partitioning both symmetric and unsymmetric problems, and a detailed description of the multifrontal approach to solving systems that was pioneered by the research of the authors and colleagues.

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