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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

The 2020 MCQ for Mathematics of Computation is 1.78.

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An a priori determination of serial correlation in computer generated random numbers
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Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 16 (1962), 406-406.
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  • © Copyright 1961 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 15 (1961), 383-389
  • MSC: Primary 68.00
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  • MathSciNet review: 0144489