# Algorithms

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**Algorithms**, in mathematics and computer science, are an effective method expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning. In simple words an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for calculations.

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- Algorithms are the computational content of proofs.
- Robert Harper, Benjamin C. Pierce et al.
*Software Foundations*

- Robert Harper, Benjamin C. Pierce et al.

- Numerical analysis is very much an experimental science.
- Peter Wynn. "On some recent developments in the theory and application of continued fractions".
*Journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: Series B, Numerical Analysis*Volume 1, pages 177–197.

- Peter Wynn. "On some recent developments in the theory and application of continued fractions".