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Numerical analysis as an independent science

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The paper describes how a number of well-known mathematical concepts ought to be modified in order to make sense within the scope of numerical analysis. It is also shown how obvious difficulties can be overcome in a logical way. All algorithms suggested are given as ALGOL procedures.

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Communication MR 78 of the Computation Department of the Mathematical Centre, Amsterdam.

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van Wijngaarden, A. Numerical analysis as an independent science. BIT 6, 66–81 (1966).

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  • Computational Mathematic
  • Mathematical Concept
  • Obvious Difficulty
  • Independent Science
  • ALGOL Procedure