Mathematics: Controlling Our Errors
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CitationMazur, Barry C. 2006. Mathematics: Controlling our errors. Nature 443(7101): 38-40.
AbstractThe Sato–Tate conjecture holds that the error term occurring in many important problems in number theory conforms to a specific probability distribution. That conjecture has now been proved for a large group of cases.
Even under the best circumstances, controlling our errors is a dicey business. But as a recent series of mathematical papers shows, significant strides are being made — in number theory at least.
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