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Computing with Real Numbers

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How can real numbers be represented in order to compute with them? Floating point numbers offer only finite precision, and this can have a devastating impact in some applications. Exact real number computation is possible, however, using lazy lists. Some examples are given that demonstrate the principles of corresponding algorithms, and the limits of computability in this regard.

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