Issue No. 11 - November (1975 vol. 24)
P.W. Baker , Department of Computer Science, School of Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales
de Lugish  has defined efficient algorithms in radix 2 for certain elementary functions such as Y[X,Y/X<sup>1/2</sup>, Y + lnX, Y.exp (X), etc. His technique requires a systematic 1-bit left shift of a partially converged result, together with two 4-bit comparisons to select a ternary digit for the next iteration. This selection of digits reduces the average number of full precision additions t
Digital arithmetic, elementary functions, iterative algorithms, radix 2, variable left shift.
P. Baker, "More Efficient Radix-2 Algorithms for Some Elementary Functions," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 24, no. , pp. 1049-1054, 1975.