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The history of applied mathematics

Barrow-Green, June and Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard (2015). The history of applied mathematics. In: Higham, Nicholas ed. The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, pp. 55–79.

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What is applied mathematics? This is a difficult question—one to which there is no simple answer. The massive growth in applications of mathematics within and outside the sciences, especially since World War II, has made this question even more problematic, the increasing overlap with other disciplines and their methods adding further to the difficulties, creating problems that border on the philosophical.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0-691-15039-7, 978-0-691-15039-0
Extra Information: 24 pp.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 42566
Depositing User: June Barrow-Green
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 08:45
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 06:14
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