References: (more will be added to the list)

 

History of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

http://history.siam.org

 

Some disasters caused by numerical errors:

http://ta.twi.tudelft.nl/users/vuik/wi211/disasters.html

 

“The history and development of numerical analysis in Scotland: a personal perspective”

http://www.maths.dundee.ac.uk/~gawatson/nahistory.pdf

 

Approximations of Sine and Cosine Using the CORDIC Algorithm     cordic.m