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1. English Mathematicians: Isaac Newton, Alan Turing, Bertrand Russell, Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, J. J. Thomson, Andrew Wiles | |
Paperback: 1024
Pages
(2010-09-15)
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2. English for Mathematicians / Angliyskiy yazyk dlya matematikov by Shanshieva S.A. | |
Hardcover:
Pages
(2009)
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3. John Arbuthnot,: Mathematician and satirist, (Harvard studies in English) by Lester M Beattie | |
Unknown Binding: 432
Pages
(1935)
Asin: B0008601YG Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
4. Chinese-English Glossary of the Mathematical Sciences by John DeFrancis | |
Paperback: 275
Pages
(1964)
Asin: B000OTZXM2 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
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5. English mathematicians (Mathematical memoirs) by Herbert Janson | |
Unknown Binding: 147
Pages
(1997)
Isbn: 0945632118 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
6. Twenty Lectures Delivered at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Vancouver, 1974 (American Mathematical Society Translations - Series , Vol 109) by B. C. 1974 International Congress of Mathematicians Vancouver, D. V. Anosov | |
Paperback: 129
Pages
(1997-07)
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7. First International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians by China) International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians 1998 (Beijing, Le Yang, Shing-Tung Yau | |
Mass Market Paperback: 518
Pages
(2001-06)
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Editorial Review Product Description The Morningside Mathematics lectures were given by R. Borcherds, J. Coates, R. Graham, and D. Stroock. Other distinguished speakers included J.-P. Bourguignon, J. Jöst, M. Taylor, and S. L. Lee. Topics covered in the volume include algebra and representation theory, algebraic geometry, number theory and automorphic forms, Riemannian geometry and geometric analysis, mathematical physics, topology, complex analysis and complex geometry, computational mathematics, and combinatorics. |
8. Nine Papers from the International Congress of Mathematicians, 1986 (American Mathematical Society Translations Series 2) | |
Hardcover: 100
Pages
(1991-05)
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9. The rudiments or first principles of English grammar. By J. Nicholson, mathematician. by James Nicholson | |
Paperback: 90
Pages
(2010-07-23)
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10. Transactions of the Conference of Army Mathematicians by Conference of Army Mathematicians | |
Paperback: 724
Pages
(2009-10-07)
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11. The French Mathematician by Tom Petsinis | |
Hardcover: 422
Pages
(1997-01)
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A Genius too advanced for his time
A bit wild for me
Galois, the man --
Unsympathetic protagonist, but a well-done novel
Genius distracted I enjoyed this novel although at times I thought it was a little long for the story it was telling.And Galois was depicted as such an unattractive self-assured but doubting person. I particularly didn't like his attitude towards people - especially women - as portrayed in the novel, anyway.It seemed that the negative in human behaviour had such a powerful influence that the positive - and surely he must have encountered some - was swept aside.But that would lead to, say, never eating an orange because one day one came across a bad one. But I do have a philosophical objection to what this novel is - or isn't.Although I was attracted to the idea of dramatising the life of a mathematician because I believe it is imperative that we overcome the cultural acceptance of an inability to do mathematics - even a pride in not being asble to do mathematics - that seems to be all around me.And one step in this direction is to put people back into the subject.Who were Cauchy and Poisson whose names are attached to theorems and processes - and all the others so named.Cauchy and Poisson I mention because they are minor characters in 'The French Mathematician', and I hope Mr Petsinis has not done them an injustice with the bad press he has given them. In 2000 I attended a seminar in Orlando, Florida.My wife and I took our two young boys (aged 4 and 6) with us so that they could experience some of the States, including, of course, Disneyland and Universal Studios. But later, when we reached NASA, we had to try and assure tham that this was real - not just another theme park.And then NASA undid the good work by showing a 3D movie of life in a space station - in the next century.Reality was confused with make believe again.What does this have to do with 'The French Mathemtician'?Well, it seems to me that the historic novel as this is - it is not history, a biography - is rather like a theme park.It does have elements of the real but these are so buried in the author's imagining that it becomes difficult to determine what is reality, how close the imagining comes to the way things really were.I enjoyed reading Mr Petsinis' realisation of the life of Galois and I hope I have a proper perspective on the man's life, and the times he lived in, but I do have doubts. One word of advice for people who might read this novel hoping to also get some insights into Evariste Galois's mathematics - there is no mathematics in this novel. ... Read more |
12. George Green: An entry from Gale's <i>Science and Its Times</i> by P. Andrew Karam | |
Digital: 2
Pages
(2000)
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13. George Green Makes the First Attempt to Formulate a Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism (1828): An entry from Gale's <i>Science and Its Times</i> by Donald R. Franceschetti | |
Digital: 3
Pages
(2000)
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14. The history of the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM): The first thirty (30) years, 1969-1999 by Johnny L Houston | |
Unknown Binding: 242
Pages
(2000)
Isbn: 097033320X Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
15. Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians, Vol. 2 by Luetta Reimer, Wilbert Reimer | |
Paperback: 152
Pages
(1993-06)
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Fabulous!
Very interesting stories, well-written
Great for adults and children
FANTASTIC! |
16. Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians by Luetta Reimer, Wilbert Reimer | |
Paperback: 143
Pages
(1990-12)
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Get them interested...
Bought for School
Good for many ages and topics in math and science
Mathematicians for young people
Great for a read-aloud |
17. The Mathematician's Brain: A Personal Tour Through the Essentials of Mathematics and Some of the Great Minds Behind Them by David Ruelle | |
Hardcover: 172
Pages
(2007-07-16)
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A book to treasure
From the man who coined the term 'strange attractor'
The Mathematician's Brain
Limited but intriguing
good insights from a real mathematician;needs more editing |
18. Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World by Mariana Cook | |
Hardcover: 208
Pages
(2009-06-01)
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Painful
A Beautiful Read
Compelling Photographs, Marvelous Feats, Amazing Tales. |
19. Adventures of a Mathematician by S. M. Ulam | |
Paperback: 384
Pages
(1991-07-23)
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Great autobiography remembered years later
Wonderful Book
Confessions of a math fashion-victim
math autobiography and atomic bomb history
An examined life Stan Ulam was head of the math department at U. of Colo., Boulder, where I was a doctoral candidate circa 1970.I hardly knew him to speak to, but heard about his participation in the Manhattan Project, and that many of those connected with it considered him to be the "father of the H-bomb" rather than Edward Teller.Having already been put off by the dryness and lack of application of a great deal of the math I'd studied, I was intrigued on hearing that a pure mathematician could have played such a central part in that effort.That, and the book's title, convinced me to buy it, even though I was an impoverished grad student. There are many reasons why I love this story, but I think foremost is the picture of a gregarious, open, and sometimes mischievous man who was also bright enough to hold his own with the leading scientific minds of the 20th century.The sketches of the many famous people he worked with are priceless -- for example, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, George Gamov.And especially John von Neumann, possibly the most brilliant mathematician of that time, certainly the most diverse and prolific (he practically invented the computer industry that I now work in).Having tried to read his work on game theory, it's especially comforting to me to hear Ulam refer to him as "Johnny". My struggles with some of the math mentioned in the book give it special meaning to me, but this is not a technical book at all, and I hope that aspect won't be off-putting to non-mathematicians.Ulam was simply trying to give an honest picture, through the lens of his own experiences and friendships, of how people become mathematicians, of how essential group efforts are to progress in science and math, and of the staggering accomplishments that can result when people push the limits of thought.This book is about history and humankind, by one of the brightest and most thoughtful individuals who ever lived. ... Read more |
20. I Am a Mathematician by Norbert Wiener | |
Paperback: 380
Pages
(1964-08-15)
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Wiener's personal memoirs rather than a recapitulation of his professional accomplishments
Well written biography |
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