Accession Number : AD0649811

Title :   THE AUTOMATIC CONSTRUCTION OF CONTOUR PLOTS WITH APPLICATIONS TO NUMERICAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN COMPUTATION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Downing,James A.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The thesis describes a computer program for constructing a contour plot of a function of two variables. A mathematical description and error analysis of the method used by the program is described. A program writeup is given which describes how to use the program to draw contour plots for any function for which function values are available or can be computed. The program is used to minimize the spectral radius and spectral norm of some matrices associated with the method of successive overrelaxation. Examples of the use of the program for functions arising in the fields of astronomy and geology are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAPPING), (*NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), ITERATIONS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), THESES

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE