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Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?
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 > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305