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Wu Wen-Tsun was also assigned to the third section of IMCAS and tried to work on modern applied mathematics. He initially studied queue theory in order to solve problems in operator-connected telephony. IMCAS work reports mention these activities: We familiarized ourselves this year with some actual conditions of tel ephony and water reservoir operations for queue theory, getting ready to accept tasks in this area and launch queue-theory research. (Chinese Academy of Sciences 1959) But this effort produced no results, and in 1959 Wu started to explore game theory instead.
When coming upon a problem from practice, regardless of how easy or difficult it is, one should give it a try, and also actively seek problems from people working in practice. (Jiang Zehan, et al. 1958: 47) Hua Loo-Keng wanted to remedy his mistakes from the past year and reaffirm his ideological reliability. The same thing happened to Guan Zhaozhi. His self-evaluation explained: During the Great Leap Forward in 1958, [I] moreover drew a clear line between [my]self and the bourgeois tradition, and started to think about problems of development of the natural sciences according to the needs of the Party’s cause and of the socialist system.
Chow, to whom Wu had been introduced in Shanghai by his friend Zhao Mengyang (see Chapter 2). 24 Wu demonstrated an inclination to set the record straight for his nation and its mathematics, which would manifest itself strongly when he began studying ancient Chinese mathematics. After the Cultural Revolution, Wu published another article on singular ities from a topological perspective (Wu Wen-Tsun 1974). His results, already achieved in 1966, had in the meantime been replicated and developed else where, albeit by different methods.