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Mathematics and War

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ISBN-10: 3764316349

ISBN-13: 9783764316341

Edition: 2003

Authors: Bernhelm Boo�-Bavnbek, Jens H�yrup

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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.The book presents historical evidence and recent changes in the interaction between mathematics and the military. It discusses the new mathematically enhanced development of military technology which seems to have changed the very character of modern warfare.
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Basel AG
Publication date: 9/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 3.73" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Introduction
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
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"
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
Ethics and Military Research
Mathematical Thinking and International Law
Calculated Security? Mathematical Modelling of Conflict and Cooperation
List of Contributors