
Accession Number : ADA113981
Title : Impact of Finite Precision Arithmetic on Algorithm Design  Part 1.
Descriptive Note : Scientific report no. 3.
Corporate Author : BEDFORD RESEARCH ASSOCIATES MA
Personal Author(s) : Tsipouras,P ; Steele,C
PDF Url : ADA113981
Report Date : 03 Aug 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : Discussed briefly is floating point computation as performed on a typical digital computer. Our objective is twofold: to illustrate the peculiarities of arithmetic in such an environment caused by the imprecise representation of the real number system, and to indicate how various choices in representation and arithmetic algorithms impinge on mathematical software.
Descriptors : *FLOATING POINT OPERATION, *MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, *ALGORITHMS, PRECISION, ARITHMETIC, IMPACT, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTATIONS, REAL NUMBERS
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Computer Hardware
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE