Definition: Compute trigonometric functions by iterative complex rotations. The advantage is that all computations can be done with addition, subtraction, and binary shifts.
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine copy of Shaoyun's CORDIC Bibliography Site at U. Texas in the late 1990's. It include Peter Knoppers' implementation in C.
Jack E. Volder, The CORDIC trigonometric computing technique, IRE Trans. Electron. Comput., EC-8, 3:330-334, September 1959.
Available in Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr., Computer Arithmetic, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1990.
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Paul E. Black, "CORDIC", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 28 March 2011. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/cordic.html