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Mathematics and war

Author: Bernhelm Booss; Jens Høyrup
Publisher: Basel [etc] : Birkhäuser, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some mathematical thoughts and mathematical technology have also been vital in war. At present, it is not an easy task to view the bellicose potentials of mathematics in a proper perspective.The book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhelm Booss; Jens Høyrup
ISBN: 3764316349 9783764316341 0817616349 9780817616342
OCLC Number: 912288858
Description: viii, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: I Perspectives from Mathematics.- Military Work in Mathematics 1914-1945: An Attempt at an International Perspective.- The Brains behind the Enigma Code Breaking before the Second World War.- On the Defence Work of A.N. Kolmogorov during World War II.- Improbable Warriors: Mathematicians Grace Hopper and Mina Rees in World War II.- New Mathematical Disciplines and Research in the Wake of World War II.- Mathematics and War in Japan.- Discovery of the Maximum Principle in Optimal Control.- Mickey Flies the Stealth.- II Perspectives from the Military.- War Cannot Be Calculated.- Warfare Can Be Calculated.- Duels of Systems and Forces.- On Facts and Fiction of "Information Warfare".- More or Less Exposed Non-combatants and Civilian Objects under the Conditions of "Modern Warfare".- III Ethical Issues.- Nids Bohr's Political Crusade during World War II.- The Military Use of Alan Turing.- The Mathematician K. Ogura and the "Greater East Asia War".- Working within the System.- Ethics and Military Research.- IV Enlightenment Perspectives.- Mathematical Thinking and International Law.- Calculated Security? Mathematical Modelling of Conflict and Cooperation.- List of Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Bernhelm Booss-Bavnbek and Jens Høyrup.

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"The relationship between mathematics and war dates back to ancient times- recall the stories about Archimedes' war inventions, or the use of amthematics in the design of fortifications, sea Read more...

 
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