## Mathematics and WarMathematics has for centuries been stimulated, financed and credited by military purposes. Some mathematical thoughts and mathematical technology have also been vital in war. During World War II mathematical work by the Anti-Hitler coalition was part of an aspiration to serve humanity and not help destroy it. At present, it is not an easy task to view the bellicose potentials of mathematics in a proper perspective. The book presents historical evidence and recent changes in the interaction between mathematics and the military. It discusses the new mathematically enhanced development of military technology which seems to have changed the very character of modern warfare. |

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### Contents

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An Attempt at an International | 23 |

The Brains behind the Enigma Code Breaking before the Second World | 83 |

On the Defence Work of A N Kolmogorov during World War II | 103 |

New Mathematical Disciplines and Research in the Wake of World War II | 126 |

Mathematics and War in Japan Setsuo Fukutomi | 153 |

Mickey Flies the Stealth Philip J Davis | 174 |

Warfare Can Be Calculated Svend Clausen | 216 |

More or Less Exposed Noncombatants and Civilian Objects under the Conditions | 282 |

Niels Bohrs Political Crusade during World War II Finn Aaserud | 299 |

The Military Use of Alan Turing Andrew Hodges | 312 |

The Mathematician K Ogura and the Greater East Asia War | 326 |

Ethics and Military Research Jesper Ryberg | 352 |

Mathematical Thinking and International Law Ib Martin Jarvad | 367 |

Calculated Security? Mathematical Modelling of Conflict and Cooperation | 390 |

List of Contributors | 413 |

Duels of Systems and Forces Helge Löfstedt | 239 |

On Facts and Fiction of Information Warfare | 257 |

### Other editions - View all

Mathematics and War Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek,Bernhelm Booss,Jens Høyrup,Jens Hoyrup Limited preview - 2003 |

Mathematics and War Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek,Bernhelm Booss,Jens Høyrup,Jens Hoyrup No preview available - 2003 |

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