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A short walk can be beautiful

Borwein, Jonathan M. (2016) A short walk can be beautiful. J. Humanistic Mathematics, 6 (1). pp. 5-28.

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    Abstract

    The story I tell is of research undertaken, with students and colleagues, in the last six or so years on short random walks. As the research progressed, my criteria for `beauty' changed. Things seemingly remarkable became `simple' and other seemingly simple things became more remarkable as our analytic and computational tools were refined, and understanding improved. I intentionally display some rather advanced mathematics as it is my contention { as with classical music { that one can learn to appreciate and enjoy complex formulas without needing to understand them deeply.

    Item Type: Article
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    Depositing User: Mrs Naghmana Tehseen
    Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 13:08
    Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 13:08
    URI: https://docserver.carma.newcastle.edu.au/id/eprint/1712

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