## NIST Releases Updated Handbook of Math Functions 128

An anonymous reader writes

*"NIST announced the publishing of the*The original*NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions*reference text (967 pp), also available in digital form at the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions. Access it with a MathML-enabled browser (Firefox or IE+plugin) to view equations as scalable text rather than bitmaps; the 3-D graphs can also be viewed with a VRML plugin for local rotating / zooming."*Handbook of Mathematical Functions*was published 46 years ago; the revision has been in the works for a decade.
## Ob (Score:5, Funny)

Let the number of the post be defined by a monotonically increasing function

f, such that the initial value offis zero.## 42 (Score:3, Funny)

That's all you need to know about maths.

## 967 pages? (Score:3, Funny)

## Re:VRML! (Score:2, Funny)

I wouldn't bet on it either, for the same reason modern games aren't supplied in DOOM WAD files.

## Re:Ob (Score:5, Funny)

f(x) = x satisfies that condition.

Perhaps you meant monotonically decreasing nonnegative function on the nonnegative reals with f(0) = 0, or something to that effect...

As I'm sure you can tell, I'm a big hit at parties.

## Re:From my experience... (Score:5, Funny)

It's not a textbook; it assumes you basically know the math

That applies to every math book out there.

No, there is at least one mathematics book for which the statement does not hold. I don't have a constructive proof for this my claim, though, so I can't give you an example.

## 967 pages of mirth (Score:1, Funny)

I finally got around to reading the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions.

Turns out the Zeta function did it.

## Only on Slashdot (Score:3, Funny)