2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Data Mining the Transcendentals
Jeffery L. Pierce
Dr. Robert Matthews, Faculty Mentor

This presentation will discuss a method for machine-generation of numerical approximations of transcendental numbers to arbitrary precision. Included is an explanation of one technique for representing floating point numbers in the Python programming language and a sampling of algorithms useful for the arithmetic manipulation of such numbers. In addition, numerical methods for the data synthesis of two familiar transcendental numbers, e and pi, will be analyzed. Challenges in this area of research are disclosed as well.

Keywords: transcendental number, pi, Euler's constant, floating-point number, numerical method, computation

Topic(s):Computer Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 13-2
Location: PML
Time: 4:15

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