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Sandeep NagarIntroduction to Python for Engineers and Scientistshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3204-0_10

10. Numerical Computing Formalism

Sandeep Nagar
New York, USA

10.1 Introduction

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

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