This research evaluates the applicability to microcomputers of various methods for determining the solution of large systems of simultaneous linear algebraic equations. Such systems of equations characterize physical systems often encountered in Civil Engineering and other engineering disciplines. Many methods of solution involving either in-core or out-of-core storage of data have been developed for use with large digital computers. These methods are reviewed and their applicability to microcomputers is evaluated. A comparison of several schemes is made regarding core size required, time of execution, and precision of results. The out-of-core solution schemes for banded matrices are found to be most applicable to microcomputers with large out-of-core storage capacity.
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Carroll, Wayne E.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Siddiqui, Salahuddin A., "A Comparative Study of In-Core and Out-of-Core Equation Solvers for Microcomputer Applications" (1982). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 654.
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