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What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 3
Barry Cipra
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What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences
1996; 111 pp; softcover
Volume: 3
Reprint/Revision History:
third printing 1999
ISBN-10: 0-8218-0355-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-0355-4
List Price: US$17
Member Price: US$13.60
Order Code: HAPPENING/3
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Beautifully produced and marvelously written, What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 3, contains 10 articles on recent developments in the field. In an engaging, reader-friendly style, Barry Cipra explores topics ranging from Fermat's Last Theorem to Computational Fluid Dynamics. The volumes in this series highlight the many roles mathematics plays in the modern world.

This volume includes articles on:

  • a new mathematical method that's taking Wall Street by storm
  • "Ultra-parallel" supercomputing with DNA
  • how a mathematician found the famous flaw in the Pentium chip

Unique in kind, and lively in style, What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 3 is a delight to read and a valuable source of information.

Readership

General audience.

Reviews

"In an engaging, readerfriendly style, Barry Cipra explores topics ranging from Fermat's Last Theorem to Computational Fluid Dynamics. The volumes in this series highlight the many roles mathematics plays in the modern world."

-- Zentralblatt für Didaktik der Mathematik

"Starting with Wiles' completion of `Fermat's theorem-at last!' topics cover: A tale of two theories (4-dim. geometry); Computer science discovers DNA; Divide and conquer; The gentle art of control; Computational fluid dynamics--verging on turbulence; Cellular automata offer new outlook on life, the Universe, and everything; Are group theorists simpleminded?; The secret life of large numbers; In math we trust. Enjoy reading!"

-- Zentralblatt MATH

"Stylish format ... largely accessible to laymen ... This publication is one of the snappier examples of a growing genre from scientific societies seeking to increase public understanding of their work and its societal value."

-- Science & Government Report

Table of Contents

  • Fermat's Theorem--at last!
  • A tale of two theories
  • Computer science discovers DNA
  • Divide and conquer
  • The gentle art of control
  • Computational fluid dynamics--verging on turbulence
  • Cellular automata offer new outlook on life, the universe, and everything
  • Are group theorists simpleminded?
  • The secret life of large numbers
  • In math we trust
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