What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 4; Volumes 1998-1999

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American Mathematical Soc., 1999 - Science - 126 pages
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This volume is fourth in the much-acclaimed AMS series, What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences. The lively style and in-depth coverage of some of the most important happenings in mathematics today make this publication a delightful and intriguing read accessible to a wide audience. High school students, professors, researchers, engineers, statisticians, computer scientists--anyone with an interest in mathematics--will find captivating material in this book. As we enter the 21st century, What's Happening presents the state of modern mathematics and its worldwide significance in a timely and enduring fashion. Featured articles include ... ``From Wired to Weird'', on advances that are encouraging research in quantum computation. ``A Prime Case of Chaos'', on new connections between number theory and theoretical physics. ``Beetlemania: Chaos in Ecology'', on new evidence for chaotic dynamics in an actual population. ``A Blue-Letter Day for Computer Chess'', on the mathematics underlying Deep Blue's victory over Garry Kasparov, and much more!

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A BlueLetter Day for Computer Chess
A Prime Case of Chaos
A Mathematicians Mathematician
Computers Take Algebraic Geometry Back to Its Roots
As Easy as EQP
Chaos in Ecology
From Wired to Weird
Tales from the Cryptosystem
But Is It Math?
Mathematical Discovery

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