Whatever the details of the matter, it finds
me too absorbed by numerous
occupations for me to be able to devote my attention to it immediately.
―John Wallis, upon hearing about a problem posed by Fermat in 1657
To help readers experience first-hand the excitement, frustration, and joy of working on a challenging numerical problem, we have included in the book a selection of 22 problems in the same style as Trefethen's 10.
Please note that Problem 15 has not been transcribed correctly in the first printing. (Correct version and further information here.)
Joris Van Deun, Ronald Cools: Algorithm 858: Computing infinite range integrals of an arbitrary product of Bessel functions. ACM Trans. Math. Softw. 32, pp. 580-596 (2006).
§ The SIAM student chapter of Rice University has set up five new problems as a 50-Digit Challenge. The winner, Thomas Schmelzer from Oxford University, has posted his solution to the web.
This is a web
page for the book:
Folkmar Bornemann, Dirk Laurie, Stan Wagon, Jörg Waldvogel: The SIAM 100-Digit Challenge, A Study in High-Accuracy Numerical Computing. Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, 2004.
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