Math. 311 Spring 2000
HOMEWORK SUMMARY REPORT
Assignment number: 4
Problem number: 3.3.3
Number of papers received: 3
Reviewing committee (Greek letter):omicron
List all participating members: bezner, deeke, harris
Author[s] of paper[s] chosen for publication:
[Richard Hobson]
Comments: We didn't just pick [Keith] Harris' paper just because he is
in our group. It was the simplest and easiest to follow. If there is a
problem with that selection then we would pick Fernando Perez's paper.
INSTRUCTOR'S COMMENT: All 3 were good attempts, but the grader and I
think that Richard's paper came closest to what the question is aiming
for. Two points to note: (1) Nonuniqueness can occur here when one is
led to divide by zero. (2) When the denominator is not zero but is very
small, computers will have trouble doing the floating-point arithmetic
(although the right answer is within the floating-point range).