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

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  • Subject: [mg120323] Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:54:59 -0400 (EDT)

Then there's Paul Halmos's famous article title, "Applied Mathematics Is 
Bad Mathematics."

On 7/18/11 6:14 AM, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
> 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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