Scientific Computing

This module demonstrates the effect of finite-precision arithmetic on
summing an infinite series. An infinite series that is divergent in
theory can have a finite sum in finite-precision, floating-point
arithmetic. The example illustrated in this module is summing
*n*,*n* = 1 to
∞,

The user first selects the precision to be used in the calculation,
from one to five decimal digits. Successive terms of the series
*n*

**Reference:** Michael T. Heath,
*Scientific Computing,
An Introductory Survey*, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York,
2002. See Section 1.3.8, especially Example 1.12.

**Developers:** Nicholas Exner and Michael Heath