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Mathematics and technology: with the participation of Helene Antaya and Isabelle Ascah-Coallier

By: Rousseau, Christiane.
Contributor(s): Hamilton, Chris.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Springer undergraduate series in mathematics and technology. Publisher: New York Springer Science+Business Media 2008Description: xv, 580 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780387692159.Subject(s): Mathematics | TechnologyDDC classification: 510 Summary: Mathematics and Technology presents technological applications of mathematics making use of elegant mathematical concepts. The selected subjects consist of: public key cryptography, error correcting codes, the global positioning system (GPS) and cartography, image compression using fractals and the JPEG format, digital recording, robot movement, DNA computing, Google's PageRank algorithm, savings and loans, gamma ray surgery and random number generators. The authors highlight how mathematical modeling, together with the power of mathematical tools, have been crucial for innovation in technology. The exposition is clear, straightforward, motivated by excellent examples, and user-friendly. Numerous exercises at the end of every chapter reinforce the material. An engaging quality is the various historical notes accompanying the mathematical development. (http://www.springer.com/mathematics/book/978-0-387-69215-9)
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Mathematics and Technology presents technological applications of mathematics making use of elegant mathematical concepts. The selected subjects consist of: public key cryptography, error correcting codes, the global positioning system (GPS) and cartography, image compression using fractals and the JPEG format, digital recording, robot movement, DNA computing, Google's PageRank algorithm, savings and loans, gamma ray surgery and random number generators. The authors highlight how mathematical modeling, together with the power of mathematical tools, have been crucial for innovation in technology. The exposition is clear, straightforward, motivated by excellent examples, and user-friendly. Numerous exercises at the end of every chapter reinforce the material. An engaging quality is the various historical notes accompanying the mathematical development. (http://www.springer.com/mathematics/book/978-0-387-69215-9)

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