In this session, mathematical software developments are considered which range across the spectrum of computer technologies available in 1975. At one end of the spectrum algorithm development for scientific pocket calculators is presented. At the extreme other end of the spectrum the impact on mathematical software development of advanced systems like the Control Data Corporation STAR-100 and the Texas Instruments, Inc. Advanced scientific Computer (ASC) is discussed. Concomitant with the latter end of the spectrum, an algorithm for solving large systems of inequalities is developed. More towards the conventional middle of this spectrum, some new developments in solving (1) initial value problems for ordinary differential equations and (2) constrained nonlinear optimization problems are discussed.

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Department of Computing Security (GCCIS)


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