Experimental Mathematics

Experimental mathematics is an approach to mathematics in which numerical computation is used to investigate mathematical objects and identify properties and patterns. It has been defined as "that branch of mathematics that concerns itself ultimately with the codification and transmission of insights within the mathematical community through the use of experimental (in either the Galilean, Baconian, Aristotelian or Kantian sense) exploration of conjectures and more informal beliefs and a careful analysis of the data acquired in this pursuit."

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Experimental Mathematics (journal)
... Experimental Mathematics is a quarterly scientific journal of mathematics published by A K Peters, Ltd ... The journal publishes papers in experimental mathematics, broadly construed ... The journal's mission statement describes its scope as follows "Experimental Mathematics publishes original papers featuring formal results inspired by experimentation ...
Experimental Mathematics (journal) - History
... Experimental Mathematics was established in 1992 by David Epstein, Silvio Levy, and Klaus Peters ... Experimental Mathematics was the first mathematical research journal to concentrate on experimental mathematics and to explicitly acknowledge its importance for mathematics as ... The objective of Experimental Mathematics is to play a role in the discovery of formal proofs, not to displace them ...
Experimental Mathematics - Practitioners
... and computer scientists have made significant contributions to the field of experimental mathematics Fabrice Bellard David H ...

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