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Automatic Differentiation and APL

by Richard Neidinger

Award: George Pólya

Year of Award: 1990

Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 20, (1989), pp. 328-351

Summary: The development of several small programs that enable the user to evaluate the derivatives up to order n of any elementary function using APL.

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About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 20, (1989)) Richard Neidinger is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Davidson College in North Carolina. He received a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He came to Davidson in 1984 after completing the Ph.D. under the direction of Professor Haskell Rosenthal. His research interests focus on functional analysis, although he also enjoys applications of the computer.

Subject classification(s): Functions of Single Variable | Calculus | Differentiation | Mathematics for Computer Science
Publication Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008