What's happening in the mathematical sciences
- Barry Cipra ; edited by Paul Zorn.
- Providence, RI : American Mathematical Society, c1993-
- Physical description
- v. : ill. (some col.) ; 26-28 cm.
- "A truly remarkable proof" From knot to unknot New wave mathematics Mathematical insights for medical imaging Parlez-vous wavelets? Random algorithms leave little to chance Soap solution Straightening out nonlinear codes Quite easily done (Vector) field of dreams.
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- 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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- New trends emerging in mathematical biology New computer insights from "transparent" proofs You can't hear the shape of a drum Environmentally sound mathematics Disproving the obvious in higher dimensions Collaboration closes in on closed geodesics Crystal clear computations Camp geometry Number theorists uncover a slew of prime impostors Map-coloring theorists look at new worlds.
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- A blue-letter day for computer chess A prime case of chaos Proof by example: A mathematician's mathematician Computers take algebraic geometry back to its roots As easy as EQP Beetlemania: Chaos in ecology From wired to weird Tales from the cryptosystem But is it math? Mathematical discovery (by Henri Poincare) Science and method.
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- Introduction New heights for number theory Nothing to sphere but sphere itself A mathematical twist to protein folding Finite math The mathematics of traffic jams Rewriting history It's a small, big, small, big world A celestial Pas de trois Think and grow rich Ising on the cake.
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- Publisher's Summary
- After rave reviews for first issue of "What's Happening", volume 2 was eagerly awaited. 'Very well written', said one reader of volume 1. 'The writing is brilliant, positively brilliant'. 'A terrific publication', said another. 'This is a wonderful tool for showing people what mathematics is about and what mathematicians can do'. One reader called it 'a must for all mathematics department reading and coffee lounges'. Volume 2 of "What's Happening" features the same lively writing and all new topics. Here you can read about a new class of solitons, the contributions wavelets are making to solving scientific problems, how mathematics is improving medical imaging, and Andrew Wiles' acclaimed work on Fermat's Last Theorem."What's Happening" is great for mathematics majors, graduate students, and mathematics clubs - not to mention mathematics faculty, who will enjoy reading about developments in fields other than their own. Highlighting the excitement and wonder of mathematics, "What's Happening" is in a class by itself.
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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, and 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.
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- This is the inaugural issue of "What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences", an annual publication that surveys some of the important developments in the mathematical sciences over the past year or so. Mathematics is constantly growing and changing, reaching out to other areas of science and helping to solve some of the major problems facing society. Here you can read about how computers can't always be trusted to provide the right answer, how mathematics is contributing to solving environmental problems, and how mathematicians have solved a longstanding problem about the way a drum's shape affects its sound. "What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences" aims to inform the general public about the beauty and power of mathematics.
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- Mathematicians like to point out that mathematics is universal. In spite of this, most people continue to view it as either mundane (balancing a checkbook) or mysterious (cryptography). This fifth volume of the "What's Happening" series contradicts that view by showing that mathematics is indeed found everywhere - in science, art, history, and our everyday lives. Here is some of what you'll find in this volume: Mathematics and Science: Mathematical biology - Mathematics was key to cracking the genetic code. Now, new mathematics is needed to understand the three-dimensional structure of the proteins produced from that code; Celestial mechanics and cosmology - New methods have revealed a multitude of solutions to the three-body problem. And other new work may answer one of cosmology's most fundamental questions: What is the size and shape of the universe?Mathematics and Everyday Life: Traffic jams - New models are helping researchers understand where traffic jams come from-and maybe what to do about them; Small worlds - Researchers have found a short distance from theory to applications in the study of small world networks. Elegance in Mathematics: Beyond Fermat's Last Theorem - Number theorists are reaching higher ground after Wiles' astounding 1994 proof: new developments in the elegant world of elliptic curves and modular functions; The Millennium Prize Problems - The Clay Mathematics Institute has offered a million dollars for solutions to seven important and difficult unsolved problems. These are just some of the topics of current interest that are covered in this latest volume of "What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences". The book has broad appeal for a wide spectrum of mathematicians and scientists, from high school students through advanced-level graduates and researchers.
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- This volume is fourth in the much-acclaimed 'AMS' series, "What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences". The lively style and in-depth coverage of some of the most important 'happenings' in mathematics today make this publication a delightful and intriguing read accessible to a wide audience. High school students, professors, researchers, engineers, statisticians, computer scientists - anyone with an interest in mathematics - will find captivating material in this book. As we enter the 21st century, "What's Happening" presents the state of modern mathematics and its worldwide significance in a timely and enduring fashion.Featured articles include: 'From Wired to Weird', on advances that are encouraging research in quantum computation; 'A Prime Case of Chaos', on new connections between number theory and theoretical physics; 'Beetlemania: Chaos in Ecology', on new evidence for chaotic dynamics in an actual population; 'A Blue-Letter Day for Computer Chess', on the mathematics underlying Deep Blue's victory over Garry Kasparov; and, much more!.
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