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A simplified version of the fast algorithms of Brent and Salamin

Author: D. J. Newman
Journal: Math. Comp. 44 (1985), 207-210
MSC: Primary 65D20
MathSciNet review: 771042
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Abstract: 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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