DescriptionSteven Finch provides 136 essays, each devoted to a mathematical constant or a class of constants, from the well known to the highly exotic. This book is helpful both to readers seeking information about a specific constant, and to readers who desire a panoramic view of all constants coming from a particular field, for example, combinatorial enumeration or geometric optimization. Unsolved problems appear virtually everywhere as well. This work represents an outstanding scholarly attempt to bring together all significant mathematical constants in one place.
Cambridge University Press
August 01, 2003
6.53 X 1.55 X 9.55 inches | 2.19 pounds
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About the Author
Steven R. Finch is Research Computing Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. He is honoured to have received a Book Fellowship from the Clay Mathematics Institute and a Ford award for expository excellence. After the publication of the first volume of Mathematical Constants (Cambridge, 2003), he worked for three years as a statistical programmer at the Boston University School of Public Health, and then taught for ten years as a preceptor at the Harvard University Department of Statistics.