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Numerical Analysis at the National Bureau of Standards

Todd, John (1975) Numerical Analysis at the National Bureau of Standards. SIAM Review, 17 (2). pp. 361-370. ISSN 0036-1445. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:TODsiamr75

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Abstract

In 1946/47, Dr. E. U. Condon (1902–1974), the fourth director of the National Bureau of Standards, arranged for the organization of a Division of Applied Mathematics, under the leadership of Dr. John H. Curtiss. A principal objective of this division was the development of the mathematics appropriate for the automatic digital computing machines then being constructed. An account is given here of some of the activities in numerical analysis carried out by that division in its first 25 years.


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Additional Information:©1975 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Received by the editors September 17, 1973. Presented at the SIGNUM-SIAM Panel, October 17, 1972, on the 25th anniversary of modern numerical mathematics. The preparation of this survey was supported in part by the National Science Foundation.
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