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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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The generation of square roots on a computer with rapid multiplication compared with division
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Math. Comp. 19 (1965), 497-500 Request permission
  • N. I. Achieser, Theory of approximation, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., New York, 1956. Translated by Charles J. Hyman. MR 0095369
  • J. Eve, “Starting approximation for the iterative calculation of square roots,” Comput. J., v. 6, 1963, p. 274.
  • E. G. Kogbetliantz, Generation of elementary functions, Mathematical methods for digital computers, Wiley, New York, 1960, pp. 7–35. MR 0117907
  • Mathematical methods for digital computers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York-London, 1960. MR 0117906
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  • © Copyright 1965 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 19 (1965), 497-500
  • MSC: Primary 68.00
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  • MathSciNet review: 0178587