Numerical Errors and Accuracy

  • E. J. Redfern
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Part of the Macmillan Computer Science Series book series (COMPSS)

Abstract

Results obtained from numerical calculations on a computer are subject to two sources of possible error. One of these is the unavoidable error which results from the way that numbers are stored on a computer, while the other error is one deliberately incurred by the numerical method we have chosen.

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© E. J. Redfern 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. J. Redfern
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsLeeds UniversityUK

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