Some disasters attributable to bad numerical computing
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|Douglas N. Arnold; Institute for Mathematics and its Applications|
|Real life examples of what can happen when numerical algorithms are not correctly applied: The Patriot Missile failure (rounding errors); The explosion of the Ariane 5 rocket (a simple overflow); The sinking of the Sleipner A offshore platform (inaccurate finite element analysis).|
|Math Topics:||Numerical Analysis|
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