Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G. K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown 'The point"of a Pin'. van GuIik's The Chinese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non- trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; ihe Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras *are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and large-scale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics.
`... this volume has already become one of the reference titles in nonlinear control theory. Moreover, the volume shows how modern sophisticated elements of mathematics can lead not only to new theoretical results but also to direct immediate industrial applications. This way, the volume has many samples of `The art of applying mathematics' as stated in the `manifest' written by Hazewinkel in the first number of Acta Applicandae Mathematicae.' Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, Vol. 11, 1988.
Series: MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS (KLUWER )
Number Of Pages: 642
Published: 31st July 1986
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15 x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.07