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Mathematica Publication Question

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  • Subject: [mg25042] Mathematica Publication Question
  • From: Stephen Speicher <sjs at>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 22:11:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On a physics newsgroup, the following was written:

   "Recently a mathematician submitted a classic problem
    to Mathematica, one thought to have no closed-form
    solution. After churning away for eight hours, the
    program created a publishable result.  When he
    published the result, the mathematician in question
    courageously admitted how he acquired it."

I personally asked the author for documentation of this, but he
was unable to recall the source. Does anyone have some facts
about this, or about a similar use of Mathematica?

sjs at

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