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Some disasters attributable to bad numerical computing

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Author:Douglas N. Arnold; Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Description: 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).

Levels: College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Numerical Analysis

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