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The computer as crucible : an introduction to experimental mathematics

Author: Jonathan M Borwein; Keith J Devlin
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2009.
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"Keith Devlin and Jonathan Browein, two well-known mathematicians with expertise in different mathematical specialities 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan M Borwein; Keith J Devlin
ISBN: 9781568813431 1568813430
OCLC Number: 229342357
Description: xi, 158 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is experimental mathematics? --
What is the quadrillionth decimal place of [pi]? --
What is that number? --
The most important function in mathematics --
Evaluate the following integral --
Serendipity --
Calculating [pi] --
The computer knows more math than you do --
Take it to the limit --
Danger! Always exercise caution when using the computer --
Stuff we left out (until now).
Responsibility: Jonathan Borwein, Keith Devlin ; with illustrations by Karl H. Hofmann.
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