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Mathematics and War

Author: Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek; Jens Høyrup
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser Basel : Imprint : Birkhäuser, 2003.
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Mathematics has for centuries been stimulated, financed and credited by military purposes. Some mathematical thoughts and mathematical technology have also been vital in war. During World War II mathematical work by the Anti-Hitler coalition was part of an aspiration to serve humanity and not help destroy it. At present, it is not an easy task to view the bellicose potentials of mathematics in a proper perspective.  Read more...
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Høyrup, Jens.
Mathematics and War.
Basel : Birkhäuser Basel, ©2012
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek; Jens Høyrup
ISBN: 9783034880930 3034880936 3764316349 9783764316341
OCLC Number: 840290367
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (VIII, 416 pages)
Contents: Military Work in Mathematics, 1914-1945 --
The Brains Behind the Enigma Code Breaking Before World War II --
On the Defence Work of A.N. Kolmogorov --
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 --
The Discovery of the Maximum Principle in Control Theory --
Mickey Flies the Stealth: War and Entertainment --
War Cannot Be Calculated --
Warfare Can Be Calculated --
Duels of Systems and Forces --
On Facts and Fiction of "Information Warfare" --
Less or More Exposed Non-Combatants and Civilian Objects Under the Conditions of "Modern Warfare" --
Niels 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 --
Military Research and Moral Responsibility --
Mathematical Thinking and the Law of War --
Calculated Security? Mathematical Modelling of Conflict and Cooperation.
Responsibility: edited by Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek, Jens Høyrup.

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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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