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Mathematics by experiment : plausible reasoning in the 21st century

Author: Jonathan M Borwein; David H Bailey
Publisher: Natick, Mass. : AK Peters, ©2004.
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"Using examples that truly represent the experimental methodology, this book provides the historical context of, and rationale behind, experimental mathematics. It shows how today, the use of advanced computing technology provides, mathematicians with an amazing, previously unimaginable "laboratory," in which examples can be analyzed, new ideas tested, and patterns discovered." "This is a perfect introduction to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan M Borwein; David H Bailey
ISBN: 1568812116 9781568812113
OCLC Number: 52970242
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is Experimental Mathematics? --
Experimental Mathematics in Action --
Pi and Its Friends --
Normality of Numbers --
The Power of Constructive Proofs I --
Numerical Techniques I --
Making Sense of Experimental Math.
Responsibility: Jonathan Borwein, David Bailey.

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"Using examples that truly represent the experimental methodology, this book provides the historical context of, and rationale behind, experimental mathematics. It shows how today, the use of advanced computing technology provides, mathematicians with an amazing, previously unimaginable "laboratory," in which examples can be analyzed, new ideas tested, and patterns discovered." "This is a perfect introduction to the history and current state of research and technology in the growing field of experimental mathematics."--Jacket.

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