Criticisms of Applied Mathematics:-

I am collecting non-mathematical criticisms of the notion that real-world situations can be dealt with ‘as if’ they correspond to some computational model, making use of mathematical methods without considering the broader mathematical theories about the conditions under which the methods may – or may not – be appropriate.

I am starting with the notion (or dogma) that uncertainties ‘in practice’ may be adequately modelled using purely numerical ‘mathematical’ theories of probability.

Further suggestions welcome.

See Also

Uncertainty Mathematics

Decisions: Why Things Go Wrong

Dave Marsay

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: