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Numerical Analysis 1 EE, NCKU Tien-Hao Chang (Darby Chang)

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In the previous slide Why numerical methods? –differences between human and computer –a very simple numerical method What is algorithm? –definition and components –three problems and three algorithms Convergence –compare rate of convergence 2

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In this slide Error (motivation) Floating point number system –difference to real number system –problem of roundoff Introduced/propagated error Focus on numerical methods –three bugs 3

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Let’s start from error Numerical methods are generally designed to determine approximation solutions 3 categories of error types –modeling: made when you decide the algorithm –discretization/truncation: conversion from continuous to discrete and/or truncation of an infinite series –roundoff/data: not due to the formulation of a numerical method, caused by the data representation (in computer) 4

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Can be analyzed Numerical methods are generally designed to determine approximation solutions 3 categories of error types –modeling: made when you decide the algorithm –discretization/truncation: conversion from continuous to discrete and/or truncation of an infinite series –roundoff/data: not due to the formulation of a numerical method, caused by the data representation (in computer) 5

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Should be prevented Numerical methods are generally designed to determine approximation solutions 3 categories of error types –modeling: made when you decide the algorithm –discretization/truncation: conversion from continuous to discrete and/or truncation of an infinite series –roundoff/data: not due to the formulation of a numerical method, caused by the data representation (in computer) 6

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1.3 7 Floating Point Number Systems

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Floating point vs. real number Discrete vs. continuous –continuous means that between any two numbers, there are infinitely many other numbers Finite vs. infinite –number of element and range of values –a floating point number system contains its smallest/largest element underflow/overflow 10

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Any Questions? 11

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Floating point vs. real number Nonuniform vs. uniform –real numbers are uniformly distributed –in a floating point number system, the elements **** *** **** are more closely spaced think about the difference between two adjacent elements while the exponent changes 12 hint

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Floating point vs. real number Nonuniform vs. uniform –real numbers are uniformly distributed –in a floating point number system, the elements **** *** **** are more closely spaced think about the difference between two adjacent elements while the exponent changes 13

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Floating point vs. real number Nonuniform vs. uniform –real numbers are uniformly distributed –in a floating point number system, the elements near the zero are more closely spaced think about the difference between two adjacent elements while the exponent changes 14

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Floating point system is 15 discrete, finite and nonuniform

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Roundoff error When the number is outside the system Select an element to represent the number –chop –round A number to its floating point equivalent – y → fl(y) 16

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Roundoff error 19

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Formal definition 20

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An example 21

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In general case (chopped) 22

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In general case (chopped) 23

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Machine precision/epsilon 24

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Formal definition 25

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Another term about precision 26

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So far, 28 we talked about floating point number systems in abstract

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Then, 29 what systems are we likely to encounter in practice?

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Real floating point system 1970s –begun to develop a standard binary floating point numbers to eliminate inconsistencies 1985 –IEEE –Binary Floating Point Arithmetic Standard 754 The IEEE Standard –F(2,24,-125,128), single precision –F(2,53,-1021,1024), double precision 30

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IEEE standard single precision 31

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Floating Point Arithmetic

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Motivation 33

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Numerical methods 34 perform a sequence of calculations on computer, where each operation introduces some roundoff error

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Typical arithmetic 36

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Not associative 38 question

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Not associative 41

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Not associative 42

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In FP arithmetic, 43 always notice the number of significant digits and the least significant bits

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Not distributive 44

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Introduced/propagated error 47

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Propagated error 48 can be large even if the introduced error is small

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A notation in the analysis 49

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In multiplication 50

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The relative error propagates slowly The absolute error can grow rapidly, when multiplying by a large number or dividing by a small number 52

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Propagated error 53 in addition and subtraction

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In addition and subtraction 54

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Absolute vs. relative error Multiplication and division may result large absolute error Addition and subtraction may result large relative error –more crucial –cancellation error two nearly equal numbers are subtracted Algorithms should avoid the subtraction of nearly equal numbers 55

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Should be prevented Numerical methods are generally designed to determine approximation solutions 3 categories of error types –modeling: made when you decide the algorithm –discretization/truncation: conversion from continuous to discrete and/or truncation of an infinite series –roundoff/data: not due to the formulation of a numerical method, caused by the data representation (in computer) 57

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To prevent, 58 we need to know the floating point system

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59 Bug 1

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± 61 be careful

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62 In action

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Analysis The larger root – (actual root: ) –is the floating point equivalent of the actual root The smaller root – 0.15 (actual root: ) –nearly 20% relative error 64

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An intuitive question How to solve the quadratic formula problem? Reformulate the calculation of the smaller root 66 hint

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The next multiplier 75

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Cascade of effects Cancellation error led to a small pivot element A small pivot led to a large multiplier A large multiplier led to loss of significant digits 78

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Values of a function 81

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How reformulate 84

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Reforming with Taylor series 85

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More precision 87

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Need at least 37 digits 89

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Good, 91 that means we would like to have exercises

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Exercise 92 Due at 2011/3/28 2:00pm to or hand over in class. You may arbitrarily pick one problem among the first three, which means this exercise contains only five problems. The picked problem should include a programming

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