Machine Arithmetic and Related Matters

  • Walter Gautschi


The questions addressed in this introductory chapter are fundamental in the sense that they are relevant in any situation that involves numerical machine computation, regardless of the kind of problem that gave rise to these computations. In the first place, one has to be aware of the rather primitive type of number system available on computers.


Condition Number Arithmetic Operation Number System Machine Precision Related Matter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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