# Definition:Numerical Analysis

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## Definition

**Numerical analysis** is the branch of applied mathematics concerned with the processes by which certain kinds of numerical solutions to problems in (mainly) physics.

## Also see

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## Historical Note

As a result of the development since the middle of the $20$th century of the electronic computer, the discipline of **numerical analysis** has greatly increased in importance.

It is now possible to directly model the behaviour of an artefact by simulation to a high level of accuracy.

## Sources

- 1958: D.R. Hartree:
*Numerical Analysis*(2nd ed.) ... (next): Chapter $\text {I}$: Introduction: $1.1$. What numerical analysis is about - 1972: George F. Simmons:
*Differential Equations*... (previous) ... (next): Miscellaneous Problems for Chapter $2$: Appendix $\text{A}$. Numerical Methods - 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**numerical analysis**