Sometimes it is hard to understand how numerical expressions are evaluated. I remember reading claims by Wolfram on how smart the Kernel is to evaluate expressions trees numerically by recognizing ...
When I evalute the following expression, ...
How to Control the Precision and Accuracy of Numerical Results Arbitrary-Precision Numbers Mathematica works with exact numbers and with two different types of approximate numbers: ...
As part of another problem, I am working to evaluate hypergeometric functions such as Hypergeometric2F1[1, 1, n, -1] for large $n$. I am hoping to obtain at ...
I would like to make the following calculation: 1/Sqrt[1 - (150^2 10^(-4))/(9 10^16.)] - 1 Mathematica 8 returns 0. The result is obviously not 0, but my ...
Is it possible to do parallel linear algebra with arbitrary precision within Mathematica (in a simple manner, as is done for the machine precision)?
I'm trying to understand exactly what WorkingPrecision, AccuracyGoal and PrecisionGoal mean ...
If I compute, say, 1/3//N, Mathematica displays 0.333333 as the result. When I copy that output to use elsewhere, the paste ...