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The unplanned impact of mathematics

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 (Online) (doi:

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] 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. [2] 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics, impact, quaternions, computer games
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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