SF News

From Number to Formula

Source:

Science News, MAA Online

Ivar Peterson's MathLand

11 November 1996

Summary:

In this article, Ivar Peterson introduces to readers the Inverse Symbolic Calculator (ISC), an ongoing project developed at the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. Users may input a number and allow the ISC to find a mathematical expression that could generate the number.

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