The last twenty years have been witness to a fundamental shift in the way mathematics is practiced.
With the continued advance of computing power and accessibility,
the view that “ real mathematicians don’t compute” no longer has any traction for
a newer generation of mathematicians that can really take advantage of computer-aided research,
especially given the scope and availability of modern computational packages such as Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB.
The authors provide a coherent variety of accessible examples of modern mathematics subjects
in which intelligent computing plays a significant role.