Floating Point/Arithmetic Errors

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Arithmetic Errors[edit | edit source]

When performing floating-point arithmetic, there are a number of possible errors that can occur. Some of these errors are generally small, but some are worth consideration. This is especially true in applications like numerical integration or numerical derivatives, where implementing naive algorithms may lead to accumulation of the errors and completely unreliable results.

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