Editors: Md. Masud Rana, Wei Xu, Youguang Guo

Fundamentals of Computational Methods for Engineers

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $100
Printed Copy: US $71
Library License: US $236
ISBN: 978-981-5039-06-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5039-05-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150390541220101


This textbook bridges the gap between introductory and advanced numerical methods for engineering students. The book initially introduces readers to numerical methods before progressing to linear and nonlinear equations. Next, the book covers the topics of interpolation, curve fitting and approximation, integration, differentiation and differential equations. The book concludes with a chapter on advanced mathematical analysis which explains methods for finite difference, method of moments and finite elements.

The book introduces readers to key concepts in engineering such as error analysis, algorithms, applied mathematics with the goal of giving an understanding of how to solve engineering problems using computational methods. Each of the featured topics is explained with sufficient detail while retaining the usual introductory nuance. This blend of beginner-friendly and applied information, along with reference listings makes the textbook useful to students of undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in mathematics and engineering.

Audience: Students of mathematics and engineering; Apprentices and trainees in engineering firms; Engineering faculty at school and college levels.


The proposed textbook bridges the gap between the advanced and the introductory books in numerical methods for engineering, particularly electrical engineering. Although various outstanding texts cover in detail the introductory topics suitable for undergraduates but many topics have been ignored to higher level undergraduate and the graduate. These topics include error analysis, algorithm of the methods, the application of numerical methods for engineering problem, the introduction of higher lever numerical methods such as finite difference time domain method and method of moments. The book exposes these topics in sufficient detail while retaining the usual introductory topics in numerical methods, which makes it useful textbook for both undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in computational methods.


The authors declare no conflict of interest.




It is a pleasure to thanks Ms. Humaira Hashmi, Editorial Manager of Publications of the eBooks Publication Department for her valuable assistance. My love and gratitude to my wife Hafiza and children Mehjabin Maimuna, Sadiidah Munira, and Abdullah Bin Masud for their support, help, and encouragement.

Md. Masud Rana
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
University of Engineering & Technology, Kazla-6204,

Wei Xu
Professor and Senior Member, IEEE, School of Electrical and Electronics,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST),

Youguang Guo
School of Electrical and Data Engineering,
University of Technology Sydney (UTS),