error analysis

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error analysis

[′er·ər ə‚nal·ə·səs]
(computer science)
In the solution of a problem on a digital computer, the estimation of the cumulative effect of rounding or truncation errors associated with basic arithmetic operations.
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along with rigorous error analysis, to create an approach that is transferable across length scales, enabling the tracking of fundamental physical mechanisms through to engineering application.
We need a "dynamic equilibrium" between investigations that teach skills and confirm beliefs and experiments that are open-ended and require student inquiry, risk, research and rigorous error analysis. We also need to challenge all students to push their boundaries regardless of their initial level of confidence, knowledge and ability.
However, a more rigorous error analysis has not been performed.