Welcome to a new post on 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.

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Welcome back to a new post on 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