Miscellaneous Mathematical Utilities

This page contains links to several mathematical utilities. More will be added as I write them. The algorithms underlying these utilities come from the BLAS, EISPACK, and LINPACK collection of subprograms, written by some of the brightest mathematicians and computer scientists (I have cited sources when I found them). Those subprograms incorporate excellent basic algorithms and programming techniques to optimize the routines for speed and accuracy.

Also visit the thothworks website, that contains the same features. Bookmark these sites and come back often (If one site is down, use the other as a back-up).

A note about machine precision.

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Root-finding Routines

Numerical Solver for Kepler's Equation for Elliptical Motion

Quadratic Equation

Cubic Equation

Quartic Equation

Polynomial Root-finder (Real Coefficients)

Root-Finder Utility   #1:   f(M)   =   a1cos(M)sin2(M)   +   a2cos2(M)sin2(M)   +   a3

Root-Finder Utility   #2:   f(x)   =   a1/ √ (1 - x 2)  -   (1/x2)   [(   (1 + a2 x2)/(1 + a2)   )a3   -   1]

Utilities for Finding Maxima/Minima of Functions

Maximum-Finder Utility   #1:   f(M)   =   a1cos(M)sin2(M)   +   a2cos2(M)sin2(M)   +   a3

Quadratic Programming Utility, Three Variables

N Equations in N Unknowns

Three Equations in Three Unknowns

Four Equations in Four Unknowns

Five Equations in Five Unknowns

Simultaneous Equation Solver (up to 12 equations in 12 real unknowns)

A Downloadable Console Utility, N Equations in N Unknowns

Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

Eigenvalues of a 2 by 2 Matrix

Eigenvalues of a 3 by 3 Matrix

Eigenvalues of a 4 by 4 Matrix

Eigenvalues of a 5 by 5 Matrix

Eigenvalues of a 6 by 6 Matrix

Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors Calculator (matrices up to size 12 X 12, real coefficients)

A Downloadable Console Utility, N X N, Real, General Matrix

Eigenvalues Only of a 3 by 3 Real, Symmetric Matrix

Numerical Integration

Numerical Integration Utility   #1:   f(x)   =   sin(x)

Numerical Integration Utility   #2:   f(x)   =   √ x   sin(x)

Data Fitting

Linear Least-Squares Data-Fitting Utility, Polynomial Fit, up to Fourth Degree

Interpolation

Cubic Spline Interpolation Utility


Examples of Applications of Some of These Utilities

Aerodynamics Example   #1: Finding the Critical Mach Number of an Airfoil

Quadratic Programming Example   #1: No Constraints

Two Papers on Optimization/Quadratic Programming


Other Utilities

Matrix Multiplication Utility

A Transformation Utility for Successive Rotations Around Axes

A 2D Positioning Utility (by angulation)

A 3D Positioning Utility (by angulation)

Dynamic Arrays in C++ (source code)


If you are interested in an offline option for performing these types of math tasks--and more--consider a scientific calculator.
Check out this beauty from Hewlett-Packard, the 50g, which can be purchased on the HP site:

 

HP 50g Graphing Calculator


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