Number-Crunching: Taming Unruly Computational Problems from by Paul J. Nahin PDF

By Paul J. Nahin

How do technicians fix damaged communications cables on the backside of the sea with no really seeing them? what is the probability of plucking a needle out of a haystack the dimensions of the Earth? And is it attainable to take advantage of pcs to create a common library of every thing ever written or each photograph ever taken? those are only the various exciting questions that best-selling well known math author Paul Nahin tackles in Number-Crunching. via really good math principles and interesting tales, Nahin demonstrates how abnormal and strange math difficulties might be solved via bringing jointly easy physics principles and latest robust pcs. a few of the results mentioned are so counterintuitive they are going to go away readers astonished.

Nahin seems at how the paintings of number-crunching has replaced because the introduction of pcs, and the way high-speed expertise is helping to unravel attention-grabbing conundrums reminiscent of the three-body, Monte Carlo, leapfrog, and gambler's smash difficulties. alongside the way in which, Nahin traverses subject matters that come with algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, quantity concept, differential equations, Fourier sequence, electronics, and pcs in technological know-how fiction. He supplies ancient historical past for the issues offered, deals many examples and diverse demanding situations, offers MATLAB codes for all of the theories mentioned, and comprises unique and whole solutions.

Exploring the intimate courting among arithmetic, physics, and the great strength of contemporary pcs, Number-Crunching will attract an individual drawn to figuring out how those 3 vital fields sign up for forces to resolve trendy thorniest puzzles.

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