A discussion of RAND's mathematical activities, background of mathematics work and most important and/or noteworthy contributions to the public good and welfare. The author describes favorable circumstances for RAND mathematics, including the availability of computers and choices of research problems. Results from RAND's wide-ranging mathematical activities include: Illustrations by toy problems; Game theory; Linear programming; Flows in networks; Monte Carlo methods; Branching Processes; and Dynamic programming. These activities produced new insights and tools and had an economic impact that benefited the public.
Augenstein, Bruno, A Brief History of RAND's Mathematics Department and Some of Its Accomplishments. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1993. https://www.rand.org/pubs/drafts/DRU218.html.
Augenstein, Bruno, A Brief History of RAND's Mathematics Department and Some of Its Accomplishments, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, DRU-218-RC, 1993. As of July 27, 2021: https://www.rand.org/pubs/drafts/DRU218.html