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Posted by ubpdqn on April 1, 2013

Unknown Blogger Mathematica

I was disappointed by this book. It is ambitious in its title and aims. It covers an enormous range of topics. The book is a philosophical treatise from an experienced practitioner. The scope of material though broad is more superficial than I expected and the structure more disconnected than I anticipated.

There are some broad themes in the book. The author encourages the reader to look at dynamical systems within a classification system relating to level of randomness. The other major theme is a constructivism over formality in applied Mathematics. This recurrent refrain was unnecessary. The repetition whenever an example of unsatisfactory nature of the concept of infinity in real world context of finite precision was not edifying.

I was looking forward to deeper insights. The book did provide me insight into many of my own deficiencies of education. However, it is a book that kept pointing from itself to…

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