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):

Report Date:

1981-08-03

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Discussed briefly is floating point computation as performed on a typical digital computer. Our objective is two-fold 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE