1. Matlab Usage and Computational Errors

  1. Won Young Yang1,
  2. Wenwu Cao2,
  3. Tae-Sang Chung1 and
  4. John Morris3

Published Online: 27 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471705195.ch1

Applied Numerical Methods Using MATLAB®

Applied Numerical Methods Using MATLAB®

How to Cite

Yang, W. Y., Cao, W., Chung, T.-S. and Morris, J. (2005) Matlab Usage and Computational Errors, in Applied Numerical Methods Using MATLAB®, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471705195.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Chung-Ang University, Korea

  2. 2

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

  3. 3

    The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471698333

Online ISBN: 9780471705192

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Keywords:

  • MATLAB;
  • loop;
  • absolute error;
  • relative error;
  • mathematical function;
  • graphic output;
  • random number;
  • flow control;
  • loss of significance;
  • nested computing;
  • nested routine IEEE 64-bit floating number representation;
  • recursive calling;
  • vector operation

Summary

It introduces the basic usage of MATLAB, the definitions & sources of computing errors, rules for avoiding large errors, and good programming practices.