TITLE

Flawed proof ushers in era of wikimaths

PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/21/2010, Vol. 207 Issue 2774, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of blogs and wiki's in examining mathematical proofs. It states that researcher Vinay Deolalikar of the Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, California proposed proof of the unsolved "P versus NP" problem, and that mathematicians and computer scientists discussed the proof on blogs and wiki's. It mentions the majority of the activity took place on computer scientist Richard Lipton's blog, and that Lipton found significant problems in Deolalikar's paper.
ACCESSION #
54600303

 

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