Talk:Stephen Smale

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Smale-Morse algorithm[edit]

What is this big smale-morse algorithm I am hearing about in the comp sci field? It doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere in this article.

Here is the link to a research paper using his algorithm: [[1]] Here is the link to the article describing the algorithm: [[2]] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.198.94.139 (talk) 17:39, 24 February 2009 (UTC)


Morse theory and economics[edit]

Should we include a reference of where Morse Theory is used in Economics? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rastaco (talkcontribs) 11:48, 3 November 2006

Perhaps, if it has anything to do with Steve Smale. -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 03:00, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
I don't have time to do the updating, but Smale wrote about 6 papers on "Global Analysis and Economics" and others on repeated games, etc. He has an overview in the Handbook of Mathematical Economics, which is probably the best single reference. Mathematical economics led Smale to numerical analysis. Kiefer.Wolfowitz (talk) 20:15, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 04:36, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

citing sources[edit]

Would the people who created/edited this article please add source citations for the biographical info mentioned in the article, as per WP:CITE and WP:BLP? Thanks, Nsk92 18:20, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

What 107-page paper?[edit]

The article states:

"Smale began his career as an instructor at the college at the University of Chicago. In 1958, he astounded the mathematical world with a proof of a sphere eversion. He then cemented his reputation with a proof of the Poincaré conjecture for all dimensions greater than or equal to 5; he later generalized the ideas in a 107 page paper that established the h-cobordism theorem."

Can someone please provide the citation for this 107-page paper? I am not aware of it.Daqu (talk) 06:26, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Erdos Number[edit]

AS of 20 Dec 2009, the article doesn't mention his Erdos Number, which I thought was traditional -- when it is available -- for Wikipedia articles about mathematicians. 68.215.208.251 (talk) 07:39, 20 December 2009 (UTC)