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A First Course in the Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations by Arieh Iserles

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Preface to the second edition

In an ideal world this second edition should have been written at least three years ago but, needless to say, this is not an ideal world. Annoyingly, there are just 24 hours per day, rather less annoyingly I have joyously surrendered myself to the excitements of my own research and, being rather good at finding excuses, delayed the second edition again and again.

Yet, once I braced myself, banished my writer’s block and started to compose in my head the new chapters, I was taken over by the sheer pleasure of writing. ...

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