Computational Excursions in Analysis and Number Theory

  • Peter Borwein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  18. Back Matter
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About this book


This book is designed for a computationally intensive graduate course based around a collection of classical unsolved extremal problems for polynomials. These problems, all of which lend themselves to extensive computational exploration, live at the interface of analysis, combinatorics and number theory so the techniques involved are diverse. A main computational tool used is the LLL algorithm for finding small vectors in a lattice.

Many exercises and open research problems are included. Indeed one aim of the book is to tempt the able reader into the rich possibilities for research in this area.

Peter Borwein is Professor of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University and the Associate Director of the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics. He is also the recipient of the Mathematical Association of Americas Chauvenet Prize and the Merten M. Hasse Prize for expository writing in mathematics.


Diophantine approximation Maxima algorithms calculus combinatorics computational number theory extrema maximum number theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Borwein
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3000-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21652-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5237
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