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Implementation of Algorithms. Part 1
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES
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Examples are presented, and sometimes analysed in detail, to reveal the unpleasant implications for scientific computation of flaws in the design of the arithmetic unit and in the supervisory software associated with it. Attempts to axiomatize floating point arithmetic are discussed and the reasons why they are irrelevant. It is shown that Interval Arithmetic can be misleading or helpful depending on the way it is used. Some factors affecting a choice of radix base are elucidated.
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