Friday, April 08, 2005

Recent reading

I've had a great week for pondering and reading, some of which is reflected in my seminar talk on complex symmetric matrices this Wednesday, and some of which may show up in more detail later. Want to know what a Prony series is? What an Evans function is? What the Correspondence Principle is? Why mixed precision arithmetic is a Good Thing for even simple computations? Okay, maybe you want to know none of these things, but that won't necessarily keep me from telling you.

On the other hand, I made little progress in coding or writing this week. During the breaks when perhaps I should have been writing code, I did some extracurricular blog reading:

I'm going to read more about Evans functions now.