1. Hierarchical bases and the finite element method Randolph E. Bank; 2. Orthogonal polynomials: applications and computation Walter Gautschi; 3. Automatic grid generation William D. Henshaw; 4. Eigenvalue optimization Adrian S. Lewis and Michael L. Overton; 5. On the computation of crystalline microstructure Mitchell Luskin; 6. Iterative solution of systems of linear differential equations Ulla Miekkala and Olavi Nevanlinna; 7. Theory, algorithms, and applications of level set methods for propagating interfaces James A. Sethian.
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