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Theodore Von Kármán and Applied Mathematics in America

Greenberg, John L. and Goodstein, Judith R. (1983) Theodore Von Kármán and Applied Mathematics in America. Science, 222 (4630). pp. 1300-1304. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.222.4630.1300.

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The emergence of applied mathematics as a discipline in the United States is traditionally associated with World War II. Hungarian-born Theodore von Kármán was among those who had waged a long and vigorous campaign well before the war to make applied mathematics respectable to engineers and mathematicians. While advocating the use of mathematics and physics to solve applied problems, he challenged the prevailing philosophy of engineering programs, locked horns with recalcitrant journal editors, and generally encountered the obstacles to building a discipline that cuts across conventional boundaries.

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Additional Information:© 1983 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Supported in part by the Haynes Foundation.
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Official Citation:Theodore von Kármán and Applied Mathematics in America John L. Greenberg and Judith R. Goodstein Science 23 December 1983: 222 (4630), 1300-1304. [DOI:10.1126/science.222.4630.1300]
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