Paul J. NahinAugust 8, 2011

Princeton University PressNahin looks at how the art of number-crunching has changed since the advent of computers, and how high-speed technology helps to solve fascinating conundrums such as the three-body, Monte Carlo, leapfrog, and gambler's ruin problems. Along the way, Nahin traverses topics that include algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, number theory, differential equations, Fourier series, electronics, and computers in science fiction. He gives historical background for the problems presented, offers many examples and numerous challenges, supplies MATLAB codes for all the theories discussed, and includes detailed and complete solutions.

Exploring the intimate relationship between mathematics, physics, and the tremendous power of modern computers, *Number-Crunching* will appeal to anyone interested in understanding how these three important fields join forces to solve today's thorniest puzzles.

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Princeton University Press

Published on

Aug 8, 2011

Pages

408

ISBN

9781400839582

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Best For

Language

English

Genres

Computers / Computer Engineering

Computers / Data Processing

Computers / General

Computers / Programming / General

Mathematics / Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics / General

Science / General

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