The Mathematics of History

Can mathematics be used to understand history ?

What can mathematics say about history?

According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.

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2 responses to “The Mathematics of History”

  1. ib000 says :

    Reblogged this on UrbanaRoman.

  2. Steve Morris says :

    I guess the deeper question here is, “Is mathematics an essential tool for understanding the world around us?” The answer is clearly an emphatic yes!

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