# Definition:Numerical Analysis

## 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

• Results about numerical analysis can be found here.

## 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.