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Book Information:

Authors: Folkmar Bornemann, Dirk Laurie, Stan Wagon and Jörg Waldvogel
Title: The SIAM 100-Digit Challenge: A study in high-accuracy numerical computing
Additional book information: SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, 2004, xii+306 pp., ISBN 0-89871-561-X, US$57.00, paperback

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  • 2. Jonathan M. Borwein and David H. Bailey, Mathematics by Experiment: Plausible Reasoning in the 21st Century, A K Peters, Natick, MA, 2004. MR 2033012 (2005b:00012)
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Review Information:

Reviewer: David H. Bailey
Affiliation: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 42 (2005), 545-548
MSC (2000): Primary 65-02, 65-05
Published electronically: June 1, 2005
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