The Globe and Mail
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Real mathematicians do experiments

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Source:

The Globe and Mail
Saturday, September 21, 1996

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Summary:

In her letter to the editor, Professor Lester explains how mathematics
is more than just abstract thought--that mathematics actually finds its roots
in the physical world. She goes on to describing that the realm of
mathematical activities includes conducting experiments with computers.
"Those interested in the philosophy behind this approach might do well to
look at the article Experimental mathematics: A discussion."

As an example, Professor Lester lists CECM as a research centre that does exactly that.

Professor Lester was a sabbatical visitor at the CECM.

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