from the book jacket:
Numerical Recipes in C
The Art of Scientific Computing, 2nd Ed.
William H. Press Saul A. Teukolsky
William T. Vetterling Brian P. Flannery
Cambridge University Press ISBN 0-521-43108-5 $49.95
This is the revised and greatly expanded Second Edition of the
hugely popular Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing.
The product of a unique collaboration among four leading scientists
in academic research and industry, Numerical Recipes is a complete
text and reference book on scientific computing. In a self-contained
manner it proceeds from mathematical and theoretical considerations
to actual practical computer routines. With over 100 new routines
(now well over 300 in all), plus upgraded versions of many of the
original routines, this book is more than ever the most practical,
comprehensive handbook of scientific computing available today.
The book retains the informal, easy-to-read style that made the
first edition so popular, with many new topics presented at the same
accessible level. In addition, some sections of more advanced material
have been introduced, set off in small type from the main body of the
text. Numerical Recipes is an ideal textbook for scientists and
engineers and an indispensable reference for anyone who works in
scientific computing.