Title

Mathematics and Design: Yes, But Will It Fly?

Abstract

Martin Davis and Matt Insall discuss a quote by Richard W. Hamming about the physical effect of Lebesgue and Riemann integrals and whether it made a difference whether one or the other was used, for example, in the design of an airplane. The gist of Hamming's quote was that the fine points of mathematical analysis are not relevant to engineering considerations.

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Keywords and Phrases

Historia Mathematica; Lebesgue Riemann Integrals; Martin Davis; Matt Insall; engineering design

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Birkhäuser Verlag, All rights reserved.


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