numerical analysis


Definition of numerical analysis

: the study of quantitative approximations to the solutions of mathematical problems including consideration of and bounds to the errors involved

Examples of numerical analysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One is the complex numerical analysis and evaluation of a topic with factors having major importance to concerned citizens across the country. Pat Myers, Washington Post, 9 June 2022 But for other applications, like in numerical analysis, researchers might need to square their precision. Quanta Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 The researchers show all this with a beautiful numerical analysis of the dynamical system. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 2 Feb. 2020 This makes Gonzaga a decent bargain—while cold-blooded, numerical analysis gives the Bulldogs a roughly 1-in-5 shot at the title, only 1 in 15 people have picked them to win. Chris Wilson, Slate Magazine, 13 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of numerical analysis

1853, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Numerical analysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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