# What is the oldest numerical methods in history?

## What is the oldest numerical methods in history?

Numerical algorithms are at least as old as the Egyptian Rhind papyrus (c. 1650 bc), which describes a root-finding method for solving a simple equation. Ancient Greek mathematicians made many further advancements in numerical methods.

### What is numerical differentiation method?

Numerical differentiation is the process of finding the numerical value of a derivative of a given function at a given point. In general, numerical differentiation is more difficult than numerical integration.

#### When can numerical differentiation used?

and the differentiate the polynomial term by term to get an approximated polynomial to the derivative of the function. When the tabular points are equidistant, one uses either the Newton’s Forward/ Backward Formula or Sterling’s Formula; otherwise Lagrange’s formula is used.

What is symbolic differentiation?

A symbolic differentiation program finds the derivative of a given formula with respect to a specified variable, producing a new formula as its output. In general, symbolic mathematics programs manipulate formulas to produce new formulas, rather than performing numeric calculations based on formulas.

What are the shortcoming of numerical differentiation?

A shortcoming of numerical differentiation is that it tends to amplify errors in data whereas integration tends to smooth amplify errors in data, whereas integration tends to smooth data errors.

## What is the advantages of numerical differentiation?

The main advantage of these numerical formulae is that they produce better numerical results if the data comes from functions with fractal-like derivatives. The main disadvantage of these formulae is that they normally do not have the best approximation orders.

### Why do we do numerical differentiation?

In numerical analysis, numerical differentiation describes algorithms for estimating the derivative of a mathematical function or function subroutine using values of the function and perhaps other knowledge about the function.

#### What is a symbolic rule in math?

The symbolic rule is the function or formula you use or create to solve a problem. It is called symbolic because we use symbols (x, y, a, b) instead of words and numbers. Such symbolic rules could be the formula we use to calculate power, speed, time…etc in math problems.