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Solution-HW1 - Homework #1 Solution 1. Determine machine...

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Homework #1 Solution 1. Determine machine epsilon in both double and single precision for Excel Visual Basic. SOLUTION: For single precision: Option Explicit Function MachEps() Dim eps As Single, eps1 As Single, eps2 As Single eps = 1 Do eps1 = 1 + eps eps2 = eps1 - 1 If (eps2 <= 0) Then Exit Do End If eps = eps / 2 Loop MachEps = eps End Function MachEps = 5.96046E-08 For double precision: Option Explicit Function MachEps() Dim eps As Double, eps1 As Double, eps2 As Double eps = 1 Do eps1 = 1 + eps eps2 = eps1 - 1 If (eps2 <= 0) Then Exit Do End If eps = eps / 2 Loop
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MachEps = eps End Function MachEps = 1.11022E-16 4.2 Maclaurin series expansion for cos x is " + + = ! 8 ! 6 ! 4 2 1 cos 8 6 4 2 x x x x x Starting with the simplest version, cosx=1, add terms one at a time to estimate cos( π /4). After each new term is added, compute the true and approximate percent relative errors. Use your pocket calculator to determine the true value. Add terms until the absolute value of the approximate error estimate falls below an error criterion conforming to two significant figures. SOLUTION: We use Eq. 3.7 in the textbook: () % 10 5 . 0 2 n s × = ε We choose n=2 , so ε t =0.5% Zero order: 1 4 cos π ; True value is 707107 . 0 4 cos = ; % 42 . 41 % 100 707107 . 0 1 707107 . 0 = × = t First order: 691575 . 0 2 4 / 1 4 cos 2 = = ; % 19 . 2 % 100 707107 . 0
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course ENG 115 taught by Professor Rocke during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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