¿Como Trabajan las Calculadoras?

What happens when you press the sine key on your calculator? How does a calculator quickly produce the values of trigonometric functions? For instance, how does the TI-89 calculate sin 1.0? You might be surprised to know that the calculator does not use series or polynomial approximation, but rather...

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Main Author: Edwards, Bruce H.
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/matematica/article/view/249
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/12895
Summary: What happens when you press the sine key on your calculator? How does a calculator quickly produce the values of trigonometric functions? For instance, how does the TI-89 calculate sin 1.0? You might be surprised to know that the calculator does not use series or polynomial approximation, but rather a simple algorithm called the CORDIC method. In fact, the CORDIC method is used for almost all function evaluations (trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, hyperbolic, inverse functions, etc.), and even multiplication and division. In this paper we will present the main ideas of the CORDIC method along with some elementary examples.