TITLE

Analyzing Massively Collaborative Mathematics Projects

AUTHOR(S)
Sarvate, Dinesh; Wetzel, Susanne; Patterson, Wayne
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Mar2011, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the article, the authors discuss the use of massively collaborative mathematics or polymath approach in mathematical research. According to the authors, scientific method is not usually used in mathematical discovery because in mathematics, collecting data may not be enough in problem solving. They stress that many communities will benefit from polymath especially for new mathematicians. They also provide case studies related to the use of polymath projects in mathematical research.
ACCESSION #
58696795

 

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