# List of numerical analysis topics

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List of numerical analysis topics

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## Numerical linear algebra

Numerical linear algebra — study of numerical algorithms for linear algebra problems

### Eigenvalue algorithms

Eigenvalue algorithm — a numerical algorithm for locating the eigenvalues of a matrix

## Interpolation

### Polynomial interpolation

Polynomial interpolation — interpolation by polynomials

### Spline interpolation

Spline interpolation — interpolation by piecewise polynomials

### Trigonometric interpolation

Trigonometric interpolation — interpolation by trigonometric polynomials

### Approximation theory

Approximation theory

## Finding roots of nonlinear equations

See #Numerical linear algebra for linear equations

Root-finding algorithm — algorithms for solving the equation f(x) = 0

## Optimization

Optimization (mathematics) — algorithm for finding maxima or minima of a given function

### Linear programming

Linear programming (also treats integer programming) — objective function and constraints are linear

### Nonlinear programming

Nonlinear programming — the most general optimization problem in the usual framework

### Miscellaneous

Numerical integration — the numerical evaluation of an integral

## Numerical ordinary differential equations

Numerical ordinary differential equations — the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations (ODEs)

## Numerical partial differential equations

Numerical partial differential equations — the numerical solution of partial differential equations (PDEs)

### Finite difference methods

Finite difference method — based on approximating differential operators with difference operators

### Finite element methods

Finite element method — based on a discretization of the space of solutions

## Software

For software, see the list of numerical analysis software.

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