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Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?

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  • Subject: [mg120309] Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 06:14:06 -0400 (EDT)
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On 17 Jul 2011, at 12:02, Richard Fateman wrote:

> I think your comment might be more aptly directed toward the study of
> pure math.  Since I've raised the hackles of the physicists, why not
> poke the mathematicians in the eye too.  (My Phd is in Applied Math, my
> bachelor's degree is in Physics [&math]).

Well, OK. Vladimir Arnold quotes Poincare as saying:

"There is no Applied Mathematics, there are only applications of mathematics."

Would that explain certain things?

Andrzej Kozlowski


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