The history of applied mathematics and the history of society

  • Stolz M
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Abstract

Choosing the history of statistics and operations research as a case study, several ways of setting the development of 20th century applied mathematics into a social context are discussed. It is shown that there is ample 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 of mathematics might further the integration of the internalist and externalist approaches within the historiography of mathematics.

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  • M Stolz

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