Harvard University,FAS
Fall 2004

Mathematics Math21b
Fall 2004

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Course Head: Oliver knill
Office: SciCtr 434
Email: knill@math.harvard.edu

On Wassily Leontief

From David C. Lay's book: Linear Algebra and its applications: IN the late summer 1949, Harvard Professor Wassily Leontief was feeding the last of his punched cards into the university's Mark II computer. The cards contained information about the US economy. It contained a summary of more than 250'000 pieces of information produced by the US Buerau of Labor Statistics.

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