Importance and unpredictable effectiveness of mathematics in the real world and for industry

Masato Wakayama

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Abstract

It is known that there exist several fundamental mathematical conjectures which remain unsolved (i.e., propositions that have not yet been proved but are anticipated to be true). Interestingly and somewhat ironically, the process of searching for proofs often raises interesting new problems that yield new insight intomathematics. This in turn stimulates the development of new branches of mathematics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat Mathematics Can Do for You
Subtitle of host publicationEssays and Tips from Japanese Industry Leaders
PublisherSpringer Japan
Pages101-121
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9784431543466
ISBN (Print)4431543457, 9784431543459
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)

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    Wakayama, M. (2013). Importance and unpredictable effectiveness of mathematics in the real world and for industry. In What Mathematics Can Do for You: Essays and Tips from Japanese Industry Leaders (pp. 101-121). Springer Japan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54346-6_12