by Nelson H.F. Beebe
“The Mathematical-Function Computation Handbook: Programming Using the MathCW Portable Software Library 1st ed. 2017 Edition” is highly comprehensive handbook provides a substantial advance in the computation of elementary and special functions of mathematics. The guy behind this book is Dr. Nelson H.F. Beebe. Nelson is a Research Professor and Software Specialist in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah, USA. He has a diverse background in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and systems management.
He has written extensive software projects in numerous programming-language, operating-system, and hardware environments. In this book, Nelson offers a unique approach to covering mathematical-function computation using decimal arithmetic. It also extends the function coverage of major programming languages well beyond their international standards, including full support for decimal floating-point arithmetic. It is written with clarity and focuses on the C language, the work pays extensive attention to little-understood aspects of floating-point and integer arithmetic, and to software portability, as well as to important historical architectures.