Accession Number : AD0478237


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


Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. no. 8,


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN COMPUTATION CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Downing,James A


Report Date : Jan 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to describe 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 in Chapter II. Appendix A consists of a program writeup which describes how to use the program to draw contour plots for any function for which function values are available or can be computed. In Chapter III the program is used to minimize the spectral radius and spectral norm of some matrices associated with the method of successive overrelaxation. Chapter IV contains examples of the use of the program for functions arising in the fields of astronomy and geology. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , MAPPING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS) , CONFIGURATIONS , CONTROL , MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING , DISTRIBUTION , GEOLOGY , ASTRONOMY


Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Numerical Mathematics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE