Supermath For The Real World

Above all else, engineers are practical. If developing the perfect camera or oil refinery takes too long, they settle for a design that's "good enough." Increasingly, though, this no longer suffices. In companies driven by competition to wring the last ounce of efficiency from manufacturing and to design products to far tighter tolerances, engineers are being forced to dip into a new mathematics toolbox. And the ultimate result, experts believe, will revolutionize engineering just as quantum mechanics has transformed physics.

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