## Computers and computing |

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### Contents

An introduction to computers | 1 |

Programming languages and operating systems | 12 |

Writing a program | 19 |

Copyright | |

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abscissae Algol program algorithm approximation arithmetic expression array begin integer begin real block Boolean variables calculate called chapter coefficients column compiler conditional statement consider convergence data points decimal places declared defined derivative determine devices elements equiv error term evaluate example false false first-order method Flgure flow diagram function f(x Gauss-Seidel method Gaussian elimination given goto hence Hermite interpolating identifier instructions integrating formula interpolating formula interpolating polynomial interval inverse iterative method j-rule Jacobi method Lagrangian Lagrangian interpolating language linear loop matrix Newton method number of points numerical analysis obtain parameters partial pivoting polynomial of degree problem punched quantities rectangular rule required root result round-off errors Secant method secondary storage sequence solve starting value step subtraction system of equations tabular points Taylor's theorem theorem trapezoidal rule true false vector Write a program zero