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[Axiom-math] Re: symbolic interval algorithms

From: root
Subject: [Axiom-math] Re: symbolic interval algorithms
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 15:25:37 -0500

just checked my book pile and i have moore's interval analysis book.
most of the interval research work i did got shelved when i left 
ibm research in 95. i haven't yet found the box containing my
research notes but it's certainly in the pile.

a separate thread that has had some discussion on the axiom mailing
list is the use of exact-real arithmetic. axiom can represent exact-reals
as "infinite partial fractions". these infinite partial fractions are
numbers that are represented essentially as a "stream" where finitely
many elements are computed and the rest are represented as a continuation

axiom uses these infinite objects in a variety of ways. essentially you
only call the continuation function when you need to display more digits
in the final result.

so it might be interesting to try to combine the interval example
(N-R iteration) with exact-real endpoints on the intervals.



i'm copying this to the address@hidden mailing list in case
anyone else is interested in the problem of adding intervals and
provisos to axiom. 

bill is the co-author of "Global Optimization Using Interval Analysis"
ISBN 0-8247-4059-9

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