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, Volume 133, Issue 1–2, pp 43–57 | Cite as

The History Of Applied Mathematics And The History Of Society

  • Michael Stolz
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Abstract

Choosing the history of statistics and operations research as a casestudy, several ways of setting the development of 20th century appliedmathematics into a social context are discussed. It is shown that there isample common ground between these contextualizations and several recent research programs in general contemporary history. It is argued that a closer cooperation between general historians and historians ofmathematics might further the integration of the internalist andexternalist approaches within the historiography of mathematics.

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20th Century Research Program Apply Mathematic Social Context Operation Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Stolz
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  1. 1.Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen Mathematisches InstitutTübingenGermany

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