Background
Rice was born on June 6, 1934 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in small towns in Oklahoma. As a teenager, his father was assigned to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he lived for three years.
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Numerical Methods, Software, and Analysis, Second Edition introduces science and engineering students to the methods, tools, and ideas of numerical computation. Introductory courses in numerical methods face a fundamental problem-there is too little time to learn too much. This text solves that problem by using high-quality mathematical software. In fact, the objective of the text is to present scientific problem solving using standard mathematical software. This book discusses numerous programs and software packages focusing on the IMSL library (including the PROTRAN system) and ACM Algorithms. The book is organized into three parts. Part I presents the background material. Part II presents the principal methods and ideas of numerical computation. Part III contains material about software engineering and performance evaluation. A uniform approach is used in each area of numerical computation. First, an intuitive development is made of the problems and the basic methods for their solution. Then, relevant mathematical software is reviewed and its use outlined. Many areas provide extensive examples and case studies. Finally, a deeper analysis of the methods is presented as in traditional numerical analysis texts.
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(Numerical Methods, Software, and Analysis, Second Edition...)
Numerical Methods, Software, and Analysis, Second Edition introduces science and engineering students to the methods, tools, and ideas of numerical computation. Introductory courses in numerical methods face a fundamental problem-there is too little time to learn too much. This text solves that problem by using high-quality mathematical software. In fact, the objective of the text is to present scientific problem solving using standard mathematical software. This book discusses numerous programs and software packages focusing on the IMSL library (including the PROTRAN system) and ACM Algorithms. The book is organized into three parts. Part I presents the background material. Part II presents the principal methods and ideas of numerical computation. Part III contains material about software engineering and performance evaluation. A uniform approach is used in each area of numerical computation. First, an intuitive development is made of the problems and the basic methods for their solution. Then, relevant mathematical software is reviewed and its use outlined. Many areas provide extensive examples and case studies. Finally, a deeper analysis of the methods is presented as in traditional numerical analysis texts. Key Features * Emphasizes the use of high-quality mathematical software for numerical computation * Extensive use of IMSL routines * Features extensive examples and case studies
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mathematician computer scientist
Rice was born on June 6, 1934 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in small towns in Oklahoma. As a teenager, his father was assigned to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he lived for three years.
He then moved to the California Institute of Technology, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in 1959 under the supervision of Arthur Erdélyi. His dissertation concerned approximation theory.
He specializes in numerical computing, founded the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Transactions on Mathematical Software and is the author of more than 20 books and approximately 300 research articles He earned bachelor"s and master"s degrees in mathematics from Oklahoma State University in 1954 and 1956. While studying there, he spent his summers in southern California, working in the aerospace industry.
After taking a one-year postdoctoral position at the National Bureau of Standards, he became a researcher for General Motors.
In 1964 he left General Motors and joined the recently founded computer science department at Purdue, which he later headed from 1983 to 1996 Rice organized the first Symposium on Mathematical Software at Purdue University in 1970, which produced the recommendation to start a journal for the field This led to the founding of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS) in 1975, of which Rice would be editor-in-chief until 1993.
He was chair of the Computing Association from 1991 to 1993. Rice showed an early interest in computing, publishing a paper titled "Electronic Brains" as a college sophomore.
Although his early research was on the mathematics of approximation theory, he spent most of his career working in the analysis of algorithms for solving numerical problems, and particularly on the solution of elliptic partial differential equations.
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(Numerical Methods, Software, and Analysis, Second Edition...)