MAA Writing Awards
On the Efficiency of Algorithms in Analysis
Award: Chauvenet Prize
Year of Award: 1988
Publication Information: Bulletin of the AMS, vol. 13 (1983), pp. 87-121
Summary: A discussion of recent results, new proofs and new open problems on the global analysis of algorithms of linear and calculus mathematics, especially with regard to effiency. The problems come from numerical analysis, operations research and classical mathematics.
About the Author: Steve Smale was at the University of California, Berkeley at the time of publication.