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Approximate

Describing a measure coming close to but not necessarily reaching the exact value. Approximate measures can be inaccurate but are often necessary when more precise information is unavailable.
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So, a complete lattice L is countably approximating if and only if for each x [member of] L, x = Vlcx.
If every countably directed subset of L has a maximal element, then L is a countably approximating poset.
Then it is easy to check that the resulting complete lattice satisfies the condition in Proposition 6 and thus is a countably approximating lattice.
If every countably directed subset of L is countable, then L is a countably approximating poset.
The generalized Filon methods we consider for (1.2) approximate the integral with the exact integral of the approximating problem (1.4).
As a convenience when approximating a regular oscillation (1.1), the user need only supply the real scalar w as the argument gfun.
Backward error analysis is an important new tool in both the theory and practice of approximating [[integral].sup.b.sub.a] f(x) [e.sup.ig(x)] dx when g(x) is large on [a, b].
As an ansatz for approximating A(z) we take the skewed function of the form
The idea presented here to get approximate analytic solution of PDE, that is, approximating the surface T(x,t), practically involves approximating a curve V(z) which is a tractable problem in comparison to increasingly complex and intractable problem of approximating the surface T(x, t) itself.