Accession Number:

AD0604136

Title:

THE RAND COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATIVE APPROXIMATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-08-07

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Loose leaf sheets that contain interesting and useful approximations to a number of the higher transcendental functions are discussed. A sample sheet is displayed, somewhat reduced photographically from its original notebook size. The approximations given are of both a practical and of an illustrative nature. The sheets of approximations give interesting information concerning the location of roots - points at which function and approximation agree - and the location of extremals - points at which the deviation between function and approximation is locally a maximum in an absolute or relative sense. The error curves that appear on each sheet gives an analytical approximation in a wide variety of typical cases of practical importance.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE