Mathematical Aspects of Scientific Software

  • J. R. Rice

Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and Its Applications book series (IMA, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Francine Berman
    Pages 41-57
  3. Gerald Farin
    Pages 89-99
  4. Christoph M. Hoffmann
    Pages 101-122
  5. E. N. Houstis, J. R. Rice, C. C. Christara, E. A. Vavalis
    Pages 123-155
  6. Richard D. Jenks, Robert S. Sutor, Stephen M. Watt
    Pages 157-182

About this book


Since scientific software is the fuel that drives today's computers to solve a vast range of problems, huge efforts are being put into the development of new software, systems and algorithms for scientific problem solving. This book explores how scientific software impacts the structure of mathematics, how it creates new subfields, and how new classes of mathematical problems arise. The focus is on five topics where the impact is currently being felt and where important new challenges exist, namely: the new subfield of parallel and geometric computations, the emergence of symbolic computation systems into "general" use, the potential emergence of new, high-level mathematical systems, and the crucial question of how to measure the performance of mathematical problem solving tools.


Mathematica Scratch algorithms computational geometry computer design development eXist form geometry graphics mapping software symbolic computation techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • J. R. Rice
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencePurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7076-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7074-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-6573
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