The November issue of the Notices of the AMS is available.

Some highlights:

- What is the Role of Algebra in Applied Mathematics, by David A. Cox. Cos is the author of one of the best undergraduate introductions to algebraic geometry,
*Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms*. The book takes a computational approach based on the technique of Groebner bases. - What are Groebner bases, you might ask? Bernd Sturmfels answers that question in the latest What is….
- The most intriguing article is Generalized Fourier Transforms, Their Nonlinearizations, and the Imaging of the Brain by Fokas and Sung

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