### 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 language | English |
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Title of host publication | What Mathematics Can Do for You |

Subtitle of host publication | Essays and Tips from Japanese Industry Leaders |

Publisher | Springer Japan |

Pages | 101-121 |

Number of pages | 21 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9784431543466 |

ISBN (Print) | 4431543457, 9784431543459 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 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