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APPLICATIONS

Moody T. Chu and Gene H. Golub

in Inverse Eigenvalue Problems: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566649
eISBN:
9780191718021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566649.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Inverse eigenvalue problems arise in a remarkable variety of applications. This chapter briefly highlights a few applications. The discussion is divided into six categories of applications: feedback ... More


The creation of the NPL Mathematics Division

Mary Croarken

in Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565932
eISBN:
9780191714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In April 1945, the journal Nature announced that the National Physical Laboratory would ‘extend its activities by the establishment of a Mathematics Division’. The new Mathematics Division was ... More


Does a Future Rise in Carbon Taxes Harm the Climate?

Florian Habermacher and Gebhard Kirchgässner

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Any path of positive, global climate taxes will, under realistic assumptions, reduce cumulative long-run emissions, that is, there is no very strong Green Paradox. A tax may, however, increase ... More


Introducing Turing’s mathematics

Robin Whitty and Robin Wilson

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0048
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Alan Turing’s mathematical interests were deep and wide-ranging. From the beginning of his career in Cambridge he was involved with probability theory, ... More


Bidiagonal Factorization

Shaun M. Fallat and Charles R. Johnson

in Totally Nonnegative Matrices

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121574
eISBN:
9781400839018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121574.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter introduces and methodically develops the important and useful topic of bidiagonal factorization. Factorization of matrices is one of the most important topics in matrix theory, and plays ... More


Turing’s Zeitgeist

Brian Carpenter and Robert Doran

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0031
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

This chapter reviews the history of Alan Turing’s design proposal for an Automatic Computing Engine (ACE) and how he came to write it in 1945, and takes a ... More


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