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Rounding Errors to Knock Your Stocks Off

The author describes how small truncation errors propagated dramatically on the Vancouver stock exchange.
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3395
MSC Codes: 
65-XX
Author(s): 
Yves Nievergelt (Eastern Washington University)
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2010
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
February, 2000
Subject(s): 
Analysis
Numerical Analysis
Computer Arithmetic
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Applicable Course(s): 
2.6 Math Liberal Arts
4.17 Numerical Analysis
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Monday, February 8, 2010
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