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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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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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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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Can Convergence Radii of Padé Approximants Always Be Made Infinite?

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