Numerical Analysis for Science, Engineering and Technology

Errors: Theory and Application

Author(s): Said Gamil Ahmed Sayed Ahmed, Hossein Jafari, Mukhtar Yagoub Youssif and Roberto Datja

Pp: 1-10 (10)

Doi: 10.2174/9781681086514118010002

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In this chapter, we will focus on the meaning of error and try to define the errors. Different and major types of errors, sources of errors, and efforts to reduce the errors will be introduced. Also, we will show how a small error in the beginning of computation will increase at the end.

Keywords: Absolute error, Error definition, Error sources, Functions of several variables, Random errors, Relative error, Systematic errors, Types of error.

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