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Accuracy and Reliability in Scientific Computing

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Developing accurate and reliable scientific software is notoriously difficult. This book investigates some of the difficulties related to scientific computing and provides insight into how to overcome them and obtain dependable results. The text deals thoroughly with the problems that affect software in general as well as the particular challenges of numerical computation: approximations occurring at all levels, continuous functions replaced by discretized versions, infinite processes replaced by finite ones, and real numbers replaced by finite precision numbers. Divided into three parts, it starts by illustrating some of the difficulties in producing robust and reliable scientific software. The second section describes diagnostic tools that can be used to assess the accuracy and reliability of existing scientific applications. In the last section, the authors describe a variety of techniques that can be employed to improve the accuracy and reliability of newly developed scientific applications.

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Approximations every where you turn, continuous functions replaced by discretized versions, infinite processes turned into finite ones, real numbers replaced by finite precision: errors are built into the mathematical fabric of scientific software and cannot be avoided, only managed. Computer scientists in academic, government, and corporate laboratories around the world explicate the nature of some of the difficulties and provide some insight into how to overcome them. They cover pitfalls in numerical computation, diagnostic tools, and technology for improving accuracy and reliability.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Approximations every where you turn, continuous functions replaced by discretized versions, infinite processes turned into finite ones, real numbers replaced by finite precision: errors are built into the mathematical fabric of scientific software and cannot be avoided, only managed. Computer scientists in academic, government, and corporate laboratories around the world explicate the nature of some of the difficulties and provide some insight into how to overcome them. They cover pitfalls in numerical computation, diagnostic tools, and technology for improving accuracy and reliability. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Accuracy and Reliability in Scientific Computing can be considered a handbook for improving the quality of scientific computing. It will help computer scientists address the problems that affect software in general as well as the particular challenges of numerical computation.

Synopsis:

This book investigates some of the difficulties related to scientific computing, describing how these can be overcome.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Pitfalls in Numerical Computation: 1. What can go wrong in scientific computing? Bo Einarsson; 2. Assessment of accuracy and reliability Ronald F. Boisvert, Ronald Cools and Bo Einarsson; 3. Approximating integrals, estimating errors and giving the wrong solution for a deceptively easy problem Ronald Cools; 4. An introduction to the quality of computed solutions Sven Hammarling; 5. Qualitative computing Françoise Chaitin-Chatelin and Elisabeth Traviesas-Cassan; Part II. Diagnostic Tools: 6. PRECISE and the quality of reliable numerical software Françoise Chaitin-Chatelin and Elisabeth Traviesas-Cassan; 7. Tools for the verification of approximate solutions to differential equations Wayne H. Enright; Part III. Technology for Improving Accuracy and Reliability: 8. General methods for implementing reliable and correct software Bo Einarsson; 9. The use and implementation of interval data types G. William Walster; 10. Computer-assisted proofs and self-validating methods Siegfried M. Rump; 11. Hardware assisted algorithms Craig C. Douglas and Hans Petter Langtangen; 12. Issues in accurate and reliable use of parallel computing in numerical programs William D. Gropp; 13. Software reliability engineering of numerical systems Mladen A. Vouk; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780898715842
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Author:
Einarsson, Bo
Subject:
General Computers
Series:
Software, Environments and Tools
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
20050801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
eng
Pages:
352

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