Book: Numerical Simulations and Case Studies Using Visual C++.Net
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Master the numerical simulation process required to design, test and support mobile and parallel computing systems. An accompanying ftp site contains all the Visual C++ based programs discussed in the text to help readers create their own programs. With its focus on problems and solutions, this is an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and a must-have reference for researchers and professionals in the field of simulations. More information about Visual C++ based programs can be found at: ftp: //ftp.wiley.com/public/sci_tech_med/numerical_simulations/Numerical computing has come a long way since the discovery of the first computerin the early 1940s. Computers have brought changes to the world through theircapability to handle and solve problems that were previously not solvable. Becauseof the improvements in information and communications technology that computershave brought, the world looks smaller. There have been vast improvements inthe way computers are used for solving numerical problems in which hardware andsoftware together form the building blocks.This book has been written to discuss both problems in numerical methods andsimulations, and their solutions using Visual C++. There are several objectives fordoing this. First, there is a gap between a problem and its computing elements. Aproblem normally comes from a practitioner, whereas the computing elements arethe work of a programmer. A practitioner understands the problem and its manualsolution well but may encounter problems in implementing the idea through programming.A programmer, on the other hand, has strong analytical skills for programmingbut may be lacking in providing the expected solution to the problem asit is not his or her area of expertise. As a result, students end up buying some bookson Visual C++ and another few books on numerical methods, but still have problemsin combining both. A bridge is needed to close this gap. Most books on themarket discuss either Visual C++ or the problem exclusively, not both of them atthe same time. There are many books specializing in numerical methods and simulationsbut almost none of them connect to the resources in Visual C++, particularlythe Microsoft Foundation Class, or MFC, library.