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Mathematics Unlimited: 2001 and Beyond

Edited By: Bjorn Engquist and Wilfried Schmid

800 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #109567 | ISBN: 3540669132
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About this book

This is a book guaranteed to delight the reader. It not only depicts the state of mathematics at the end of the century, but is also full of remarkable insights into its future development as we enter a new millennium. True to its title, the book extends beyond the spectrum of mathematics to include contributions from other related sciences. You will enjoy reading the many stimulating contributions and gain insights into the astounding progress of mathematics and the perspectives for its future. One of the editors, B. Engquist, is a world-renowned researcher in computational science and engineering. The second editor, W. Schmid, is a distinguished mathematician at Harvard University. Likewise the authors are all foremost mathematicians and scientists, and their biographies and photographs appear at the end of the book. Unique in both form and content, this is a "must-read" for every mathematician and scientist and, in particular, for graduate students still choosing their speciality.


From the contents: Antman, S.: Nonlinear Continuum Physics.- Babuska, I./Tinsley Oden, J.: Computational Mechanics: Where is it Going?- Bailey, D.H./Borwein J.M.: Experimental Mathematics: Recent Developments and Future Outlook.- Darmon, H.: p-adic L-functions.- Faltings, G.: Diophantine Equations.- Farin, G.: SHAPE.- Jorgensen, J./Lang, S.: The Heat Kernel all Over the Place.- Kluppelberg, C.: Developments in Insurance Mathematics.- Koblitz, N.: Cryptography.- Marsden, J./Cendra, H./Ratiu, T.: Geometric Mechanics, Lagrangian Reduction and Nonholonomic Systems.- Roy, M.-F.: Four Problems in Real Algebraic Geometry.- Serre, D.: Systems of Conservation Laws: A Challenge for the XXIst Century.- Spencer, J.: Discrete Probability.- van der Geer, G.: Error Correcting Codes and Curves Over Finite Fields.- von Storch, H./von Storch, J.-S., and Muller, P.: Noise in Climate Models ... And many more.

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