Books in the Classics in Applied Mathematics series are monographs and textbooks declared out of print by their original publishers, though they are of continued importance and interest to the mathematical community. SIAM publishes this series to ensure that the information presented in these texts is not lost to today’s students and researchers.
EditorinChief Susanne Brenner Louisiana State University 
Acquisitions Editor Gina Rinelli Harris 
Editorial Board
John Boyd University of Michigan 
Peter Olver University of Minnesota 
Bernard Deconinck University of Washington 
Philip Protter Columbia University 
Irene Fonseca Carnegie Mellon University 
Divakar Viswanath University of Michigan 
Sven Hammarling University of Manchester 
Gerhard Wanner L'Université de Genève 
Nicholas J. Higham University of Manchester 
