Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2091)


Working on any digital scale, either a computation scale or a reading/writing measurement scale, digital values must be considered as intrinsically inexact. For example, consider an electrical circuit where a voltage measured with a voltmeter is 11. 3 V and a resistance of \(50\,\Omega \) is measured with an ohmmeter. These values are obviously associated to their measurement devices, which have their corresponding errors. A priori, one can think that these measurements and errors could be represented by intervals, but these values need to be represented in a digital scale and they could be considered valid or not in accordance to a certain tolerance.


Digital Scale External Shadow Resulting Granularity Imprecision Index Floating Point Notation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Informática Matemática Aplicada y Estadística Escola Politecnica SuperiorUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  2. 2.Enginyeria Elèctrica Electrònica i Automàtica Escola Politecnica SuperiorUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  3. 3.Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Matemática Económica Financiera y Actuarial Facultad de Economia y EmpresaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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