CU math professor authors new textbook

Dr. Ioannis K. Argyros, Cameron University Professor of Mathematical Sciences, is the co-author of “Numerical Methods for Equations and its Applications,” a new mathematics textbook. The volume has been published by CRC Press. The 474-page volume is available in hardcover or as an e-book at www.crcpress.com. Argyros authored the book with Yeol J. Cho, Gyeongsang National University, Chinju, Korea, and Saïd Hilout, Poitiers University, Poitiers, France.

The book contains new research by the authors related to computational methods for solving equations. It is designed to assist researchers, practitioners and students to efficiently utilize numerical methods for approximating solutions of equations resulting from the study of real life problems arising in biosciences, engineering, mathematical programming, optimization, mathematical physics and mathematical economics.

According to CRC Press, the text introduces advanced numerical-functional analysis to beginning computer science researchers. The reader is assumed to have had basic courses in numerical analysis, computer programming, computational linear algebra, and an introduction to real, complex, and functional analysis. Although the book is of a theoretical nature, each chapter contains several new theoretical results and important applications in engineering, in dynamic economics systems, in input-output system, in the solution of nonlinear and linear differential equations, and optimization problem.

Cameron alumnus Shobhakhar Adhikari, who graduated in May 2012, assisted in Argyros’ research, then collaborated with Argyros to author a paper extracted from the book. They also presented a poster during Oklahoma Research Day. Daniel Ijigbamigbe, a mathematics major, has extracted a paper from the new textbook and will present a poster during 2013 Oklahoma Research Day.

Born in Greece and a naturalized U.S. citizen since 1993, Argyros received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Athens, then earned a Master of Science degree as well as a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Georgia. He joined the Cameron faculty in 1990.

Argyros is a prolific author and researcher in the field of computational mathematics. In addition, he serves as a reviewer and is on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals in mathematics. He is a past recipient of the Distinguished Research Award from the Southwest Oklahoma Advanced Technology Association.

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February 8, 2013

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