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Author(s) Burgh, A. van der (ed.)
Simonis, J. (ed.)
Title Topics in engineering mathematics. Modeling and Methods
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Year of publication 1992
Reviewed by G. Micula

This book presents a selection of expository papers on various topics in Engineering Mathematics. The papers investigate model problems relating to, amongst other, the automobile and shipping industries, transportation networks and wave propagation. Among the methods treated are numerical methods such as the Finite Element method and Newton's method, Karmarkar's interior point method and generalizations, finite difference method and recurrence and induction in computer sciences. The book underlines the important role of the mathematical modeling in the Engineering Mathematics.

This volume will be of great interest to applied mathematicians, physicists and engineers interested in recent developments in engineering mathematics.

The papers are written with an emphasis on exposition and should be accessible to all members of the scientific community interested in modeling and solving real-life problems.