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Introduction

  • Francis J. Murray
Part of the Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering book series (MCSENG, volume 12)

Abstract

We are concerned with “what is applied mathematics?” and not “how to apply mathematics.” In universities, there are many courses that deal with the latter question, and whenever possible we will take advantage of this to refer to their content. Our initial answer is that applied mathematics is the vocational use of mathematics other than in teaching or mathematical research, and we will explore the intellectual developments that are associated with such vocational uses, with emphasis on the aspects not normally part of the “how to” courses.

Keywords

Aerial Photography Weapon System Nuclear Regulatory Commission Highway System Automatic Data Processing 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis J. Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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