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History of Mathematics
1991; 349 pp; hardcover
List Price: US$44
Member Price: US$35.20
Order Code: HMATH/4
Operations research grew out of the application of the scientific method to certain problems of war during World War II. This book tells the story of how operations research became an important activity in the Eighth Air Force.
The author emphasizes the people involved in these historical events, rather than the technical matters with which they dealt. Focusing on a time of great importance in the history of this century, the book reveals the vital role this group of civilian scientists played in the defeat of Germany.
Co-published with the London Mathematical Society beginning with Volume 4. Members of the LMS may order directly from the AMS at the AMS member price. The LMS is registered with the Charity Commissioners.
"An interesting study on the advent of Operational Research in the U.S. Air Force ... A useful and informative book."
-- The Journal of the United Service Institution of India
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