The unplanned impact of mathematics
Rowlett, Peter, McCartney, Mark and Mann, Tony (2011) The unplanned impact of mathematics. Nature: international weekly journal of science, 475 (7355). p. 167. ISSN 0028-0836 (print), 1476-4687 (eISSN) (doi:10.1038/475166a)Full text not available from this repository.
Peter Rowlett introduces seven little-known tales illustrating that theoretical work may lead to practical applications, but it can't be forced and it can take centuries.
Paper includes the tale: 'From quaternions to Lara Croft,' by Mark McCartney and Tony Mann.
|Additional Information:|| Peter Rowlett invited members of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM) for their stories of the unplanned impact of mathematics and this paper presents seven of those he received in response.  As well as this tale, Peter Rowlett's article includes the contribution 'From paradox to pandemics,' by Juan Parrondo and Noel-Ann Bradshaw (see also http://gala.gre.ac.uk/6799).|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||mathematics, impact, quaternions, computer games|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences|
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2011 10:47|
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