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Addendum to "The Focus Number System"

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2 Author(s)
Lee, S.C. ; School of Electrical Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Oklahoma ; Edgar, A.D.

In 1971 Kinsbury and Rayner, publishing under the title "Digital Filtering Using Logarithmic Arithmetic" [1] disclosed a sign-plus-logarithm number system, and a means of performing addition through single dimensional lookup using the formula c = b + F(a − b). The system was demonstrated on a computer. In 1975 Swartzlander and Alexopoulos disclosed Kinsbury's logarithmic arithmetic as "The Sign/Logarithm Number System" [2]. In 1977, without knowledge of prior art, we reinvented the wheel a third time, dubbing it "Focus," after the focus of resolution around the zero origin [3]. We wish now to acknowledge Kinsbury and Rayner as the pioneer authors, and also Swartzlander and Alexopoulos as prior to our publication.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-28 ,  Issue: 9 )