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Sensitivity analysis: inherent instability

  • L. Fox
  • D. F. Mayers

Abstract

In most scientific problems not all the data are known exactly. They will contain ‘physical constants’ like gravity, density, latent heat, or the speed of light or sound, whose values are generally obtained by experiment and with a precision which depends on our experimental ability. They may also contain the results of measurement, say with ruler or protractor, and again the resulting precision depends on the fine tuning of the relevant measuring equipment.

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References

  1. [1]
    L. Fox and D.F. Mayers (1968), Computing Methods for Scientists and Engineers, Clarendon Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    F.W.J. Olver (1964), Error analysis of Miller’s recurrence algorithm.Math. Comp ., 18, 65–74.Google Scholar

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© Fox and Mayers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Fox
    • 1
  • D. F. Mayers
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford UniversityUK

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