# Computational Solution of Nonlinear Systems of Equations

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*Eugene Allgower*

Nonlinear equations arise in essentially every branch of modern
science, engineering, and mathematics. However, in only a very few special
cases is it possible to obtain useful solutions to nonlinear equations via
analytical calculations. As a result, many scientists resort to computational
methods.

This book contains the proceedings of the Joint AMS-SIAM Summer Seminar,
“Computational Solution of Nonlinear Systems of Equations,” held in
July 1988 at Colorado State University. The aim of the book is to give a
wide-ranging survey of essentially all of the methods which comprise currently
active areas of research in the computational solution of systems of nonlinear
equations. A number of “entry-level” survey papers were solicited,
and a series of test problems has been collected in an appendix. Most of the
articles are accessible to students who have had a course in numerical
analysis.