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Y1 − y0 (a) Show that both formulas are algebraically correct. 76) and threedigit rounding arithmetic to compute the x-intercept both ways. Which method is better, and why? n i 10. The Taylor polynomial of degree n for f (x) = ex is i=0 x /i!. Use the Taylor polynomial of degree nine and three-digit chopping arithmetic to ﬁnd an approximation to e−5 by each of the following methods. 24CHAPTER 1. MATHEMATICAL PRELIMINARIES AND ERROR ANALYSIS −5 (a) e 9 ≈ i=0 (−5)i = i! 9 i=0 (−1)i 5i i! (b) e−5 = 1 ≈ e5 1 9 i=0 5i /i!

However, the next smallest machine number is 0 10000000011 1011100100001111111111111111111111111111111111111111 and the next largest machine number is 0 10000000011 1011100100010000000000000000000000000000000000000001. 56640625 and its two nearest machine-number neighbors. 56640625000000011102230246251565404236316680908203125). 17977 × 10309 . 3. ROUND-OFF ERROR AND COMPUTER ARITHMETIC 19 Numbers occurring in calculations that have too small a magnitude to be represented result in underﬂow, and are generally set to 0 with computations continuing.

The rationalization technique in Example 1 can also be applied to give an alternative formula for x2 : −2c √ x2 = . b − b2 − 4ac This is the form to use if b is negative. 9 × 10−1 . 71 using three-digit arithmetic. 1 gives the intermediate results in the calculations. Carefully verify these results to be sure that your notion of ﬁnite-digit arithmetic is correct. Note that the three-digit chopping values simply retain the leading three digits, with no rounding involved, and diﬀer signiﬁcantly from the three-digit rounding values.