Basic Floating Point Representation

Expert Reference: Prof. William Kahan, Lecture Notes on the Status of IEEE Standard 754 for Binary Floating-Point Arithmetic, EECS, University of California at Berkeley, May 1996. See this postscript paper for more authoritative information. (Note that the notation below is somewhat different, so that it is more consitent with the notation of MCS 471 Numerical Analysis.)

Floating Point Representation According to IEEE 754 Standard:


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