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2008-03-03 12:59:39

Academic makes key additions to the Schwarz-Christoffel formulaA problem which has defeated mathematicians for almost 140 years has been solved by a researcher at Imperial College London.Professor Darren Crowdy, Chair in Applied Mathematics, has made the breakthrough in an area of mathematics known as conformal mapping, a key theoretical tool used by mathematicians, engineers and scientists to translate information from a complicated shape to a simpler circular shape so that it is easier to...


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