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  Mathematical analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 14th century, mathematical analysis originated with Madhava in South India, who developed the fundamental ideas of the infinite series expansion of a function, the power series, the Taylor series, and the rational approximation of an infinite series.
Mathematical analysis in Europe began in the 17th century, with the possibly independent invention of calculus by Newton and Leibniz.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, analysis topics such as the calculus of variations, ordinary and partial differential equations, Fourier analysis and generating functions were developed mostly in applied work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mathematical_analysis   (782 words)

It is the aim of this article to indicate something of the range of conceptions of analysis in the history of philosophy and their interconnections, and to provide a bibliographical resource for those wishing to explore analytic methodologies and the philosophical issues that they raise.
For in analysis we suppose that which is sought to be already done, and we inquire from what it results, and again what is the antecedent of the latter, until we on our backward way light upon something already known and being first in order.
Analysis came to be seen as a method of discovery, working back from what is ordinarily known to the underlying reasons (demonstrating ‘the fact’), and synthesis as a method of proof, working forwards again from what is discovered to what needed explanation (demonstrating ‘the reason why’).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/analysis   (5767 words)

 Analytic areas of mathematics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One might characterize algebra and geometry as the search for elegant conclusions from small sets of axioms; in analysis on the other hand the measure of success is more frequently the ability to hone a tool which could be applied throughout science.
Mathematical Analysis includes many of the MSC primary headings, a large portion of the mathematics literature, and much of the most directly applicable mathematics.
When you're done with analysis, you might want to continue the tour with a trip through probability and statistics.
www.math.niu.edu /~rusin/known-math/index/tour_ana.html   (307 words)

 Geometric Analysis and Mathematical Physics - Centre of Excellence 2002-2007
Geometric Analysis and Mathematical Physics is a Centre of Excellence nominated by the Academy of Finland for the years 2002-2007.
This centre is also a joint venture between the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Jyväskylä and Department of Mathematics of the University of Helsinki.
The collaboration between the mathematical physics group of Helsinki and the geometric analysis group is a novel feature of Finnish research in mathematical analysis.
www.math.jyu.fi /research/gamp   (304 words)

 Mathematical Analysis
Research in analysis at Bath is mainly concerned with the rigorous mathematical theory of partial differential equations which arise in problems from mechanics, physics and geometry, with special emphasis on nonlinear problems.
There are natural connections with differential geometry, nonlinear functional analysis, complex analysis, dynamical systems theory and harmonic analysis, which are reflected in the wide range of work being done here, including collaborations with colleagues in other groups.
Methods of functional analysis, especially convex analysis and minimax theory, have been applied to prove existence and multiplicity theorems for the solutions of some novel variational problems, where a solution is required that is a rearrangement of some pre-assigned function.
www.maths.bath.ac.uk /MATHEMATICS/an.html   (1098 words)

 Mathematical analysis could aid flu vaccine selection
Applying the technique to each of the last 16 flu seasons, the researchers concluded that, for a few of the years, their approach probably would have chosen a more prevalent strain than the one that was actually included in the vaccine.
In at least one year, however, their mathematical technique failed to identify the most active strain, which public health officials did correctly identify.
The Princeton researchers studied the character and rhythm of flu evolution by using mathematical tools that ecologists use to study ecosystems and the ebb and flow of parasite-host relationships.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2002-04/pu-mac042202.php   (829 words)

 Physical and mathematical analysis of pentagon crash : Houston Indymedia
A technical analysis of the alleged crash and explosion of AA 77 at the pentagon on sept 11, 2001.
This article presents an analysis of the physical aspects of the incident, and concludes with a brief examination of the issue of eyewitnesses.
The previous analysis examined the question of whether it was possible for the plane to have been cremated in the context of the damage to the Pentagon wall.
houston.indymedia.org /news/2002/10/5053_comment.php   (9852 words)

 Mathematical Analysis I - Real Analysis for Undergraduates - The Trillia Group
This text is designed to be used as early as possible in the undergraduate curriculum; indeed, it was used for many years as the text for a two-semester class for second-year mathematics majors at the University of Windsor.
Mathematical Analysis II (in preparation) completes this series with material on measure and integration and calculus on normed linear spaces.
Audience: This text is appropriate for any undergraduate course in real analysis or mathematical analysis, or for a preparatory class for beginning graduate students who will later advance to courses in measure theory and functional analysis.
www.trillia.com /zakon-analysisI.html   (738 words)

 The Math Forum - Math Library - Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Analysis and Applications publishes high quality mathematical papers that treat those parts of analysis which have direct or potential applications to the physical and biological sciences and engineering.
The FoCM's primary aim is to further the understanding of the deep relationships between mathematical analysis, topology, geometry and algebra and the computational process as they are evolving together with the modern computer.
A collection of short articles introducing the subject areas of modern mathematics, describing a few of the milestone results and topics, and giving pointers to some of the key resources where further information is to be found.
mathforum.org /library/topics/analysis   (1989 words)

 EMIS ELibM: Mathematical Journals
The Annals of Mathematics was founded in 1884 by Ormond Stone of the University of Virginia, the journal was transferred in 1899 to Harvard University, and in 1911 to Princeton University.
This is the mathematical journal of the Department of Mathematics of Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela).
The EMIS version of the journal is mirrored from the journal's homepage at the Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
www.emis.de /journals   (5186 words)

 Mathematical Image Analysis and Processing
Our goal is to concentrate on a few of its mathematically intriguing problems, structure our workshop around them, and allow researchers pursuing different mathematical avenues toward the solution of these problems to present the state-of-the-art in their approach.
In plain words, one ends up having first to answer the question "What do we mean mathematically by images?" A pertinent example of this point can be found in the variational approach to image de-noising, the goal of which is to estimate the original version of an image from a given degraded one.
Through this workshop, we intend to summarize different mathematical tools for image analysis, to encourage their interaction, or unification, as well as to understand the limitations of the existing approaches.
www.pims.math.ca /birs/workshops/2004/04w5512   (2145 words)

 Mathematical Analysis - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education)
This discipline combines many of the trigonometric, geometric, and algebraic techniques needed to prepare students for the study of calculus and strengthens their conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems.
Mathematical analysis is often combined with a course in trigonometry or perhaps with one in linear algebra to make a year-long precalculus course.
They can use the trigonometric form of complex numbers and understand that a function of a complex variable can be viewed as a function of two real variables.
www.cde.ca.gov /be/st/ss/mthanalysis.asp   (370 words)

 CAP METHODOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the development of the CAP Numeric Analysis Model, the developer observed our culture and society for examples of unacceptable activities and behavior -- unacceptable in accordance with the teachings of Jesus -- examples of activities and behavior which are potentially destructive to wholesome morals, values, and principles.
While it is mathematically possible for the observed entity to receive a CAP score of much less than zero in any Investigation Area, the model is programmed to display zero for all scores equal to or less than zero.
Discarding the high and low score in a statistical analysis model is a standard technique to compensate for Gaussian skewing in the material under investiagtion,the model, and the investigator.
www.capalert.com /method/method.htm   (2402 words)

 Mathematics Calendar
New Perspectives in Geometric Analysis - University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
Logic and Mathematics 2006 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.
Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory, NAAT 2006 - Department of Applied Mathematics of Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
www.ams.org /mathcal   (4353 words)

 Computational Statistics
Computational statistics is built on the mathematical theory and methods of statistics, and includes visualization, statistical computing, and Monte Carlo methods.
Methods of analysis of extremely large datasets (large number of observations or large number of dimensions).
The methods of computational statistics are built on the traditional areas of statistics, such as mathematical statistics, linear models, survey sampling, time series, and so on.
www.scs.gmu.edu /~jgentle/compstat   (281 words)

 Bayesian Analysis of U.S. Hurricane Climate
The analysis shows that the number of major hurricanes expected to reach the U.S. coast over the next 30 years is 18, while the number of hurricanes expected to hit Florida is 20.
Results from a careful analysis define the past climate that not only tells a story about the past, but can be used to gauge future activity.
To appreciate the length of record used in this analysis we note that 1851 marked Oersted's discovery of the magnetism of an electric current, Lord Kelvin's introduction of the absolute temperature scale, and Foucault's invention of the pendulum for demonstrating Earth's rotation (Heilbron and Bynum 2001).
garnet.acns.fsu.edu /~jelsner/HTML/Research/papers/predclim/predclim.html   (5486 words)

 Amazon.com: Principles of Mathematical Analysis (International Series in Pure & Applied Mathematics): Books: Walter ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The third edition of this well known text continues to provide a solid foundation in mathematical analysis for undergraduate and first-year graduate students.
Anyone who passes you an analysis book that does not say the words metric space, and have the chaptor on topology before the chaptor on limits is doing you no favors.
Mathematics is all about theorem's and proofs and this book has it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/007054235X?v=glance   (2065 words)

 Ideal Justice: Mathematicians judge the Supreme Court: Science News Online, June 28, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lawrence Sirovich, a mathematician at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, calculated that the current Supreme Court of nine judges behaves as if it were made up of about 4.68 "ideal" judges—adjudicators who make their decisions completely independently of each other.
To put that figure in perspective, Sirovich says, a court with a strict liberal-conservative divide would behave as if it had only one judge because all decisions would be determined purely by which faction made up the majority.
"The analysis shows that there is a great deal of independence among the justices," he says.
www.sciencenews.org /20030628/fob6.asp   (743 words)

 Read This: Problems in Mathematical Analysis II
It is also excellent for students who want to enhance their skills in real analysis to support their research in other fields such as functional analysis and complex analysis.
This book would be a useful supplement to any graduate textbook in mathematical analysis, and some problems are also suitable for undergraduate students.
Morteza Seddighin (mseddigh@indiana.edu) is an associate professor of mathematics at Indiana University East.
www.maa.org /reviews/anproblemsii.html   (723 words)

 OUP: Foundations of Mathematical Analysis: Truss
This book is a remarkable attempt to describe the foundations of mathematical analysis, starting with the logical development and ending with Lebesgue theory and the topology of the real line.
The three chapters about real numbers, metric spaces and the beginnings of analysis contain many interesting topics, for instance, Suslin's problem and the p-adic numbers and the proofs that the numbers e and pi are transcendental.
Foundations of Mathematical Analysis covers a wide variety of topics that will be of great interest to students of pure mathematics or mathematics and philosophy.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-853375-6   (610 words)

 An Introduction to Mathematical Analysis
Although the approach is axiomatic, the language is evocative rather than formal, and the proofs are clear and well motivated.
This book is a well organized first course in analysis broken into digestible chunks and surprisingly thorough.
He has numerous research and expository publications in the areas of functional analysis, real and complex analysis, and measure theory.
www.blackburnpress.com /ininmaan.html   (355 words)

 Mathematical Economics Major, Rice University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Students may graduate with "Honors in Mathematical Economic Analysis" by achieving a B+ (3.33) average in the sixteen courses required for the major.
When students repeat courses or complete more than the minimally required number of courses, the departmental GPA will be based on the set of courses that (i) satisfies all requirements for the degree and (ii) results in the highest GPA for the student.
Students are advised that the relevant departmental requirements are those in on the day that the student declares Mathematical Economics Analysis as their major.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~econ/under/math_econ_major1.html   (507 words)

 konspire2b: a revolution in mass-scale content distribution
in this analysis, the number of timesteps taken is equal to the number of transmissions made by the original server.
Other downloaders (for example, those that are away from their machines) are likely to remain connected to the network long after their download completes, so they might upload the file to other downloaders more than once.
Users that disconnect shortly after a download completes are likely to miss future downloads that are of equal in value to their current download.
konspire.sourceforge.net /BitTorrent.shtml   (2280 words)

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Studying such flows presents a host of problems, as well as opportunities for mathematical analysis, including questions of asymptotics, qualitative dynamics, and adequacy of numerical methods.
Mathematical Analysis of Viscoelastic Flows presents an overview of mathematical problems, methods, and results relating to research on viscoelastic flows.
It also discusses the asymptotics of the high Weissenberg limit, the analysis of flow instabilities, the equations of viscoelastic flows, jets and filaments and their breakup, as well as several other topics.
www.ec-securehost.com /SIAM/CB73.html   (364 words)

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