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Abstract

Assessing the accuracy of the results of calculations is a paramount goal in numerical analysis. One distinguishes several kinds of errors which may limit this accuracy:
  1. (1)

    errors in the input data,

     
  2. (2)

    roundoff errors,

     
  3. (3)

    approximation errors.

     

Keywords

Error Analysis Arithmetic Operation Digital Computer Amplification Factor Interval Arithmetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Stoer
    • 1
  • R. Bulirsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte MathematikUniversität Würzburg am HublandWürzburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für MathematikTechnische UniversitätMünchenFederal Republic of Germany

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