# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Decimal Decathlon," by Mitch Leslie. *Science,* 28 February 2002, page1431.

Nick Trefethen of Oxford University has created a contest of ten problems innumerical analysis. The person or persons offering the most accurate solutionswill receive a prize of one hundred dollars. The contest problems and rules canbe viewed at the SIAM website .Entries must be received by May 20, 2002.

*---Mike Breen*