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Introduction to Computer Science and Programming - Lecture 5

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Lecture 5 - Floating point numbers

Floating point numbers, successive refinement, finding roots

Prof. Eric Grimson, Prof. John Guttag
6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, Fall 2008
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)
Date accessed: 2009-09-14
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Lecture handout
2. Numbers: Floating point arithmetic from the Python Tutorial
3. Successive approximation: Wikipedia article on Newton's method



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