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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.

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A useful approximation to $e^{-}{}^{}{t} {}^{}{2}$
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by Richard Bellman, B. G. Kashef and R. Vasudevan PDF
Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 233-235 Request permission


Using differential approximation, we obtain a remarkably accurate representation of ${e^{ - {t^2}}}$ as a sum of three exponentials.
  • Richard Bellman, Methods of nonlinear analysis. Vol. 1, Mathematics in Science and Engineering, Vol. 61-I, Academic Press, New York-London, 1970. MR 0254299
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  • © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 233-235
  • MSC: Primary 65D20
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  • MathSciNet review: 0298884