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How a Computer Calculates

  • Walter GanderEmail author
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Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT, volume 95)

Abstract

This section is an excerpt of the material presented in Chap. 2 of [3]. It is important to realize that a computer cannot perform numerical computations exactly like one would expect them to be done in mathematics.

Keywords

Machine Precision Decimal Digit Binary Digit Computation Range Small Positive 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departement InformatikETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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