# Tagged Questions

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### Floating point evaluation with taylor series and matlab [closed]

I know how to do part (a) and I know that f2 is better at avoiding the pit falls, but I'm not entirely sure why, I know it has to do with catastrophic cancelation. I also don't know how to relate the ...

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### An algebraic equation question [closed]

My question is this:
If $\frac{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^n(p_i + 1)}}{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^n(m_i + 1)}} = e ^\beta$
can I find an expression (either exact or approximate) for ...

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### Approximate the square root of (1-X) efficiently through (nested) products

Currently, I encountered a problem of approximating the following
series:
$$
(I-X)^{-\frac{1}{2}}=I+\frac{1}{2}X+\frac{1\cdot3}{2\cdot4}X^{2}+\frac{1\cdot3\cdot5}{2\cdot4\cdot6}X^{3}+\ldots
$$
where ...

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### Numerical Computation of arcsin and arctan for real numbers [closed]

I'm coding some numerical methods and I do not know what the correct analysis would be for choosing the implementation for $arcsin$ and $arctan$ for real numbers. Here's what I know:
Both functions ...

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### Approximation:- Algorithmic considerations

Hello
I want to approximate a function $f$ on $(a,b)$. The function is singular at the points $a$ and $b$, however I have asymptotic expansions at these points. I can also construct Taylor ...

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### Can Convergence Radii of Padé Approximants Always Be Made Infinite?

I've found (as have others), that for some analytic functions, a PadÃ© approximant of it has an infinite convergence radius, whereas its associated Taylor series has a finite convergence radius. ...