
What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences 1996; 111 pp; softcover Volume: 3 Reprint/Revision History: third printing 1999 ISBN10: 0821803557 ISBN13: 9780821803554 List Price: US$17 Member Price: US$13.60 Order Code: HAPPENING/3 See also: What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 7  Dana Mackenzie What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 6  Dana Mackenzie and Barry Cipra What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 5  Barry Cipra What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 4  Barry Cipra  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, 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. This volume includes articles on:
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 theoremat last!' topics cover: A tale of two theories (4dim. geometry); Computer science discovers DNA; Divide and conquer; The gentle art of control; Computational fluid dynamicsverging 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



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