The Computer as Crucible: An Introduction to Experimental Mathematics [NOOK Book]

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Keith Devlin and Jonathan Borwein, two well-known mathematicians with expertise in different mathematical specialties but with a common interest in experimentation in mathematics, have joined forces to create this introduction to experimental mathematics. They cover a variety of topics and examples to give the reader a good sense of the current state of play in the rapidly growing new field of experimental mathematics. The writing is clear and the explanations are enhanced by relevant historical facts and stories...
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The Computer as Crucible: An Introduction to Experimental Mathematics

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Overview

Keith Devlin and Jonathan Borwein, two well-known mathematicians with expertise in different mathematical specialties but with a common interest in experimentation in mathematics, have joined forces to create this introduction to experimental mathematics. They cover a variety of topics and examples to give the reader a good sense of the current state of play in the rapidly growing new field of experimental mathematics. The writing is clear and the explanations are enhanced by relevant historical facts and stories of mathematicians and their encounters with the field over time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568815220
  • Publisher: A K Peters
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 548,155
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

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    A short, easy-to-follow book.

    The examples of experimental mathematics were adequately described, and the math that was used was easy to follow (you don't need to have taken a year of undergraduate analysis to understand them). The book was short, meaning that you could read it without losing interest. Overall, I liked it.

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