Welcome to a new post on thoughts-on-cpp.com. This time I would like to start a new series, Numerical Methods. But don’t be disappointed if you’re expecting a new post on the n-body-problem, I’m still planning to continue the “My God, It’s Full of Stars” series. With this new series, I would like to talk about numerical methods which are important in my daily business, starting from Trapezoidal and Simpson integration methods of type Newton-Cotes. Read Full Article

Welcome back to a new post on thoughts-on-cpp.com. In today’s post, I would like to talk about the floating-point model of the IEEE 754 standard. Before we start I would like to state that I’m neither a mathematician nor an expert on this topic. I’m just interested in this and I’m learning the best myself by explaining it to others. So feel free to leave comments about misunderstandings or other problems you see in the explanations of this post. As a reference I’m using the IEEE 754 standard and the book “Numerische Mathematik” which is, in my opinion, one of the best books about numerical calculation, but unfortunately only available in German. Read Full Article

Welcome back to a new post at thoughts-on-cpp. This time I will write about something different, not quite technical and C++ related. Well, not exactly. It’s a post about team education, about how to evolve the C++ knowledge of a team which is, in my case, not build up with computer science experts, but purely with domain experts (in my development team we are all mechanical engineers or mathematicians). Read Full Article