Definition of numerical analysis in English:

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numerical analysis


The branch of mathematics that deals with the development and use of numerical methods for solving problems.
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  • Other areas he wrote on included algebra (where among other topics he studied the theory of permutation matrices), geometry, mathematical and numerical analysis, probability theory and mathematical statistics.
  • With co-workers L Blum and M Shub, he has developed a model of computation which includes both the Turing machine approach and the numerical methods of numerical analysis.
  • Hamming also worked on numerical analysis, integrating differential equations, and the Hamming spectral window which is much used in computation for smoothing data before Fourier analysing it.

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Syllabification: nu·mer·i·cal a·nal·y·sis

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