Computational Methods for Linear Integral Equations
Integral equations have wide applications in various fields, including continuum mechanics, potential theory, geophysics, electricity and magnetism, kinetic theory of gases, hereditary phenomena in physics and biology, renewal theory, quantum mechanics, radiation, optimization, optimal control systems, communication theory, mathematical economics, population genetics, queueing theory, and medicine.
Computational Methods for Linear Integral Equations presents basic theoretical material that deals with numerical analysis, convergence, error estimates, and accuracy. The unique computational aspect leads the reader from theoretical and practical problems all the way through to computation with hands-on guidance for input files and the execution of computer programs.
* Offers all supporting Mathematica® files related to the book via the Internet at the authors' Web sites: www.math.uno.edu/fac/pkythe.html or www.math.uno.edu/fac/ppuri.html
* Contains identification codes for problems, related methods, and computer programs that are cross-referenced throughout the book to make the connections easy to understand
* Illustrates a how-to approach to computational work in the development of algorithms, construction of input files, timing, and accuracy analysis
* Covers linear integral equations of Fredholm and Volterra types of the first and second kinds as well as associated singular integral equations, integro-differential equations, and eigenvalue problems
* Provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for solving difficult and complex computational problems
This book is an essential reference and authoritative resource for all professionals, graduate students, and researchers in mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering. Researchers interested in the numerical solution of integral equations will find its practical problem-solving style both accessible and useful for their work.