Mathematicians played a key role in the creation and development of computers, Mathematics has effected computers but how have computers effected mathematics? How has mathematics changed as computers perform massive calculations? Will human-generated proofs be replaced by computer-generated information? Has the awesome computing power produced by the silicon age made mathematicians redundant? These and other questions will be discussed and illuminated with pertinent examples.
Sheldon Axler is Chair of the Mathematics Department at San Francisco State University. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Mathematical Intelligencer and a winner of the Lester Ford Award for expository writing from the Mathematical Association of America. One of his books has the semi-ungrammatical title of Linear Algebra Done Right.
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