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6. Numerical Computing Formalism

Sandeep Nagar

(1)New York, USA

6.1 Introduction

Numerical computation enables you to compute solutions to numerical problems, provided you can frame them into a proper format. This requires certain considerations. For example, if you digitize continuous functions, then you are going to introduce certain errors due to the sampling at a finite frequency. Hence, a very accurate result would require very a fast sampling rate. When a large data set needs to be computed, it becomes a computationally intensive and time consuming task. Also you must understand that the numerical solutions are ...

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