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Numerics

  • Richard J. Gaylord
  • Samuel N. Kamin
  • Paul R. Wellin

Abstract

Of the many data types that are available in Mathematica— numbers, strings, symbols, lists — numbers are perhaps the most familiar. Mathematica recognizes many different kinds of numbers and has the ability to operate with numbers in a variety of ways. Most importantly, it can operate on numbers of any size and to any degree of precision. In this chapter we will explore some computational aspects of numbers and look into the issues that must be addressed when using numbers in programs.

Keywords

Rational Number Machine Precision Gaussian Elimination Decimal Point Decimal Digit 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Gaylord
    • 1
  • Samuel N. Kamin
    • 2
  • Paul R. Wellin
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Materials ScienceUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of MathematicsCalifornia State UniversityRohnert ParkUSA

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