In the previous blog post, we answered
- Question 1 of 5 “What is machine epsilon?”
Here we answer the next question.
Future posts will answer these questions
Question 3 of 5: How is machine epsilon related to the number of bits used to represent a floating point number?
Question 4 of 5: What is the significance of machine epsilon for a student in an introductory course in numerical methods?
Question 5 of 5: What is the proof that the absolute relative true error in representing a number on a machine is always less than the machine epsilon?
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