1. Sequential quadratic programming Paul T. Boggs; 2. A taste of Pade approximation C. Brezinski and J. van Iseghem; 3. Introduction to adaptive methods for differential equations Kenneth Eriksson, Don Estep, Peter Hansbo and Claes Johnson; 4. Exact and approximate controllability for distributed parameter systems R. Glowinski and J. L. Lions; 5. Numerical solutions to free boundary problems Thomas Y. Hou; 6. Particle methods for the Boltzmann equation Helmut Neunzert and Jens Struckmeier; 7. The new QD algorithms Beresford N. Parlett.
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