The fundamentals of using finite difference techniques to solve partial differential equations are covered in this straightforward book.

This book was written for practitioners, in contrast to many of the more established academic works on the subject. The development of finite difference schemes, formulation and implementation of algorithms, verification of implementations, analyses of physical behavior as implied by the numerical solutions, and the use of the techniques and software to address issues in the fields of physics and biology are thus specifically covered.

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