on 15 May 2013
In case a thorough and clear cut explanation and understanding of the numerical methods needed to all of us, Physicist and Engineers, in order to easily transfer solutions of real life problems using ASM, C, C++ onto silicon, then this book is a must. Without hidding details and without filling pages with usually cryptic or rarelly used methods, this book is exactly what a software/firmware or other engineer or programmer would need in order to fearlessly start coding solutions.
John Piliounis, Physicist, Athens, Greece
on 21 May 2014
I've never understood how this book has garnered the plaudits it has. Its coverage is very limited compared with other texts and I'm not overly impressed by the style. Several comparably-priced alternatives are IMO better, notably Rabinowitz and Ralston. In fact I think even the Schaum's Outline of Numerical Analysis is better. If you are considering this book, my advice is to shop around for others