From the Reviews
My proposed first sentence
"The author discusses valueless measures in pointless spaces."
―Paul Halmos, I Want to Be a Mathematician, 1985
A reader cannot fail to be struck of the unity of mathematics.
The remarkably attractive book is
of small touches. The story is beautifully told. The contest was a true success and so is this book.
―Gilbert Strang, MIT. Review in: Science 307 (2005), pp. 521522.
Perhaps the most significant contribution of this book,
however, is how it demonstrates that a set of
well-chosen problems can serve as basis for introducing a reader to an entire field. Students can readily
see the motivation for each of the topics that they study.
―David H. Bailey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Review in: Bulletin AMS 42 (2005), pp. 545548.
The reading of this book is highly recommended to everyone
interested in computing since the methods
used touch on virtually every major technique of modern numerical analysis.
―Claude Brezinski, Universit้ des Sciences et Technologies de Lille. Review in: Numerical Algorithms 38 (2005), p. 327.
These problems lead the authors to consider
an amazing diversity of mathematical techniques.
An excellent book.
―Willy Govaerts, Universiteit Gent, Belgium. Review in: Zentralblatt Zbl 1060.65002 .
A fascinating journey through the world of numerical
―Brian Bradie, Christopher Newport University. Review in: Mathematical Reviews MR2076374 .
A book that could easily be titled "Techniques that Everyone Doing Numerical Computation Should
Know". It is a valuable addition to the library of anyone who appreciates seeing the variety of ways
that clever people think of when approaching a difficult problem.
―Doug Faires, Youngstown State University. Review in: MAA Reviews .
Destined to be a classic of
modern computational science―a gourmet feast in ten
More generally, this book provides a compelling answer to the question, "What is numerical analysis?"
―David H. Bailey, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In: the Foreword.
This is a web page for the book:
Folkmar Bornemann, Dirk Laurie, Stan Wagon, J๖rg Waldvogel: The SIAM 100-Digit Challenge, A Study in High-Accuracy Numerical Computing. Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, 2004.
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