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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)

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A simplified version of the fast algorithms of Brent and Salamin
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by D. J. Newman PDF
Math. Comp. 44 (1985), 207-210 Request permission


We produce more elementary algorithms than those of Brent and Salamin for, respectively, evaluating ${e^x}$ and $\pi$. Although the Gauss arithmetic-geometric process still plays a central role, the elliptic function theory is now unnecessary.
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  • © Copyright 1985 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 44 (1985), 207-210
  • MSC: Primary 65D20
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  • MathSciNet review: 771042