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Re: Algorithm Analysis Course: Should I use Mathematica

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 23:42:37 -0400 (EDT)
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And let us not forget that those immigrants (albeit at an early age) 
include one Sergey Brin, who was an intern at Wolfram Research.

On 7/15/12 4:26 AM, Richard Fateman wrote:
> On 7/14/2012 1:12 PM, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
>> On 14 Jul 2012, at 21:12, Richard Fateman wrote:
>>
>>>>    But Mathematica is the only tool.
>>> I would hope that people taking such a course would also use pencil, paper, and brains.
>> Well, of course they do. One of the main differences between our computer science students and those in the US is that our students know a great deal more mathematics, and for that brains (and to a much lesser extent pen and paper) are still required. I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that no US university won this  ICPC title in this century but it might.
> Even further, if you look at the team members of the high-ranking US
> universities you see a number of
> students who received at least some of their education in other countries.
>
>    The fact that your students may
> know more math or Mathematica does not seem to translate into successful
> innovation in the commercial
> computer field in central Europe.
>
> Immigrants seem to be fairly successful in the US, e.g. Google founders.

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