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Rounding Errors to Knock Your Stocks Off

by Yves Nievergelt (Eastern Washington University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 2000

Subject classification(s): Analysis | Numerical Analysis | Computer Arithmetic
Applicable Course(s): 2.6 Math Liberal Arts | 4.17 Numerical Analysis

The author describes how small truncation errors propagated dramatically on the Vancouver stock exchange.

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