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The principal aim of the programme is to show the student the two types of instability that can make nonsense of a piece of numerical work, and how one goes about avoiding them. The programme also an idea why numerical mathematics is important, indicates the criteria by which a numerical method should be judged, and then discusses them in detail.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: M201, Linear mathematics
Item code: M201; 07
First transmission date: 27-02-1972
Published: 1972
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Duration: 00:24:05
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Producer: Jack Koumi
Contributors: Ian Dey; L.(Leslie) Fox; Peter Wakely
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Cubic root; Differential equation; Digital computers; Engineering; Inherent instability; Iteration method; Numerical mathematics; Error
Master spool number: 6LT/70405
Production number: 00521_2412
Videofinder number: 3908
Available to public: no