The square root of to decimals

Author:
Jacques Dutka

Journal:
Math. Comp. **25** (1971), 927-933

MSC:
Primary 65A05

MathSciNet review:
0298857

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Abstract: The square root of 2 has been calculated to 1,000,000 decimals on a large-scale digital computer and the result has been verified. The calculation was based on a specially developed algorithm for square roots which does not appear to have been used in previous computations of this type.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1971-0298857-0

Keywords:
Square root of 2,
quadratically convergent algorithm,
Pell equation

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1971
American Mathematical Society