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140-year-old Math Problem Solved!

Mar 5, 2008

Professor Darren Crowdy (from Imperial College London) made key additions to the Schwarz-Christoffel formula. It can now be used in more complicated shapes. He explained the significance of his work:

This formula is an essential piece of mathematical kit which is used the world over. Now, with my additions to it, it can be used in far more complex scenarios than before. In industry, for example, this mapping tool was previously inadequate if a piece of metal or other material was not uniform all over – for instance, if it contained parts of a different material, or had holes.

See full article here.

I’m now itching to take up Complex Analysis and learn more about it. 😛

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