Error detection and correction in numerical computations

  • Algebraic Methods
  • F. S. Vainstein
Submitted Contributions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 539)


A simple analytical unified approach is described for error detection and correction in numerical computations. The computation process may be implemented by a computer program or memory or by a specialized digital or analog device. This approach does not depend on the form of representation or on the specific features of the implementation of a program or a device computing the given function and is based on algebraic concepts, such as transcendental degree of fielf extensions. The described approach results in a substantial reduction of the hardware overhead required for multiple error detection and correction, as compared to the check sum approach and other methods previously known.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Algebraic Methods
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  • F. S. Vainstein
    • 1
  1. 1.College of EngineeringBoston UniversityUSA

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