Mathematical analysis while in the wilderness

  • Benoit B. Mandelbrot


HAVING A BROAD INTENDED READERSHIP, this chapter should begin by a very rough characterization. Mathematical analysis is “like calculus but far more advanced.” An exact definition does not exist. This is not surprising, because truly important notions are left undefined, even in mathematics! This is argued in an appendix to the preface of M 1999N and in an overview chapter in M 2002H.


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© Benoit B. Mandelbrot 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoit B. Mandelbrot
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  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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