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Mosbach, S & Turner, A 2009, 'A quantitative probabilistic investigation into the accumulation of rounding errors in numerical ODE solution.', *Computers and Mathematics with Applications*, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 1157-1167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.camwa.2009.01.020

Mosbach, S., & Turner, A. (2009). A quantitative probabilistic investigation into the accumulation of rounding errors in numerical ODE solution. *Computers and Mathematics with Applications*, *57*(7), 1157-1167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.camwa.2009.01.020

Mosbach S, Turner A. A quantitative probabilistic investigation into the accumulation of rounding errors in numerical ODE solution. Computers and Mathematics with Applications. 2009 Apr;57(7):1157-1167. doi: 10.1016/j.camwa.2009.01.020

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