Re: Algorithm Analysis Course: Should I use Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg127315] Re: Algorithm Analysis Course: Should I use Mathematica*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 23:42:37 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <20120715082607.06F4B6859@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

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. -- 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

**References**:**Re: Algorithm Analysis Course: Should I use Mathematica for projects?***From:*Richard Fateman <fateman@eecs.berkeley.edu>