[ExI] Maths Porn (New Edition)
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Wed May 12 22:07:56 UTC 2010
May 12, 2010
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the
Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) and its printed
companion, the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, the
much-anticipated successors to the agency's most widely cited
publication of all time. These reference works contain a comprehensive
set of tools useful for specialists who work with mathematical
modeling and computation.
The DLMF, freely available on the Web, includes visual aids to provide
qualitative information on the behavior of mathematical functions,
including interactive tools for rotating and zooming in on
three-dimensional representations. These visualizations can be
explored with free browsers and plugins for PC, Mac and Linux systems.
It also provides references to or hints for the proofs of all
mathematical statements, offers advice on methods for computing
mathematical functions, and provides active links to available
software and references. With more than 8,000 equations and nearly 500
figures, the DLMF has about twice the amount of technical material of
the 1964 publication.
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