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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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On the round-off error in the method of successive over-relaxation
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Math. Comp. 18 (1964), 36-49 Request permission


The asymptotic behavior of the round-off error, which accumulates when the well-known iterative method of (point) successive over-relaxation is used to solve a large-scale system of linear equations, is examined by means of a statistical model. The local round-off errors are treated as independent random variables and expressions for the mean and variance of the accumulated round-off error are obtained, as the number of iterations tends to infinity.
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  • © Copyright 1964 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 18 (1964), 36-49
  • MSC: Primary 65.35; Secondary 65.62
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  • MathSciNet review: 0162364