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1. The Book of Numbers by John H. Conway, Richard Guy | |
Hardcover: 311
Pages
(1995-03-16)
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Interesting introduction to numbers
Confusion! Poor Editing
The Book of Pure Enjoyment
Heavier than I thought
A Fascination with Numbers |
2. Functions of One Complex Variable II (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) (Pt. 2) by John B. Conway | |
Hardcover: 416
Pages
(1995-05-19)
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3. A Course in Functional Analysis (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) by John B. Conway | |
Paperback: 420
Pages
(2010-11-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book is an introductory text in functional analysis. Unlike many modern treatments, it begins with the particular and works its way to the more general. From the reviews: "This book is an excellent text for a first graduate course in functional analysis....Many interesting and important applications are included....It includes an abundance of exercises, and is written in the engaging and lucid style which we have come to expect from the author." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS Customer Reviews (4)
For Pure Math Courses Only
A wonderful first course for enthousiasts
A Course in Functional Analysis ... the title is correct! This book has as it's highpoint and goal the spectral theorem for normal operators. I add thisbecause no one book can be all encompassing. If this and the spectraltheorem goal are kept in mind, the omissions and emphasis found in the bookwill be found to be completely natural. This book should be in thelibrary of anyone teaching functional analysis or who wants a workingmathematician's masterfully developed course on functional analysis (withan eye to the spectral theorem for normal operators).
An Excellent Book ! |
4. Functions of One Complex Variable (Graduate Texts in Mathematics - Vol 11) (v. 1) by John B Conway | |
Hardcover: 330
Pages
(1978)
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Excellent Book
Nicebook , good level
Should be avoided.
Not recommended
A good read |
5. Sullivan County (NY): A Bicentennial History in Images by John Conway | |
Paperback: 128
Pages
(2009-06-02)
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6. Variation in Working Memory | |
Paperback: 348
Pages
(2008-02-13)
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What is Intelligence |
7. On Quaternions and Octonions by John Horton Conway, Derek Smith | |
Hardcover: 159
Pages
(2003-01-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description The book can also be used as a text for graduate courses in many mathematical fields, including geometry, group theory, algebra, and number theory. A Selection of Topics Covered: Customer Reviews (5)
People either love Conway or hate him?
moronians
Good, but something is better
Examining 3- and 4-dimensional Euclidean spaces
A model of exposition |
8. The Symmetries of Things by John Horton Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss | |
Hardcover: 448
Pages
(2008-05-02)
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good summary but tough going
Exquisite and fascinating and informative
Come On!?
Cristal
Even the most basic of things can be beautiful |
9. Water and Life: The Unique Properties of H20 | |
Hardcover: 396
Pages
(2010-05-21)
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Editorial Review Product Description Reflecting a rich technical and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, Water and Life: The Unique Properties of H_{2}0 focuses on the properties of water and its interaction with life. The book develops a variety of approaches that help to illuminate ways in which to address deeper questions with respect to the nature of the universe and our place within it. Grouped in five broad parts, this collection examines the arguments of Lawrence J. Henderson and other scholars on the "fitness" of water for life as part of the physical and chemical properties of nature considered as a foundational environment within which life has emerged and evolved. Leading authorities delve into a range of themes and questions that span key areas of ongoing debate and uncertainty. They draw from the fields of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, planetary and earth sciences, physics, astronomy, and their subspecialties. Several chapters also deal with humanistic disciplines, such as the history of science and theology, to provide additional perspectives. Bringing together highly esteemed researchers from multidisciplinary fields, this volume addresses fundamental questions relating to the possible role of water in the origin of life in the cosmos. It supports readers in their own explorations of the origin and meaning of life and the role of water in maintaining life. |
10. Retrospect: An Anecdotal History of Sullivan County, New York by John Conway | |
Paperback: 148
Pages
(1996-06-01)
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Not enough of a good thing
Glad I found this book
This book is great! |
11. Conway's treasury of flower arrangements by John Gregory Conway | |
Hardcover: 337
Pages
(1953)
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12. Sir John Pritchard: His Life in Music by Helen Conway | |
Hardcover: 434
Pages
(1993-11-01)
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13. A Look at the First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Religion (The Constitution of the United States) by John Richard Conway | |
Library Binding: 128
Pages
(2008-01)
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14. On Numbers and Games by John H. Conway | |
Hardcover: 242
Pages
(2000-12-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description This new edition ends with an epilogue that sets the stage for further research on surreal numbers. The book is a must-have for all readers with a serious interest in the mathematical foundations of game strategies. Customer Reviews (4)
Mind-blowingly original, side-splittingly funny
Math geek heaven John Horton Conway is probably best known as the creator/discoverer of the computer game called "Life," with which he re-founded the entire field of cellular automata. What he does in this book is the _other_ thing he's best known for: he shows how to construct the "surreal numbers" (they were actually named by Donald Knuth). Conway's method employs something like Dedekind cuts (the objects Richard Dedekind used to construct the real numbers from the rationals), but more general and much more powerful. Conway starts with the empty set and proceeds to construct the entire system of surreals, conjuring them forth from the void using a handful of recursive rules. The idea is that we imagine numbers created on successive "days". On the first day, there's 0; on the next, -1 and +1; on the next, 2, 1/2, -1/2, and -2; on the next, 3, 3/4, 1/4, -1/4, -3/4, and -3; and so on. In the first countably-infinite round, we get all the numbers that can be written as a fraction whose denominator is a power of two (including, obviously, all the whole numbers). We can get as close to any other real number as we like, but they haven't actually been created yet at this point. But we're just getting started. Once we get out past the first infinity, things really get weird. By the time we're through, which technically is "never," Conway's method has generated not only all the real numbers but way, way, way more besides (including more infinities than you've ever dreamed of). His system is so powerful that it includes the "hyperreal" numbers (infinitesimals and such) that emerge (by a very different route, of course) from Abraham Robinson's nonstandard analysis as a trivial special case. So there's a lot here to get your mind around, and it's a lot of fun for readers who like to watch numbers being created out of nothing. But wait -- there's more. See, the _full_ title of the book includes not only "numbers" but also "games". And that's the rest of the story. Conway noticed that in the board game of Go, there were certain patterns in the endgames such that each "game" looked like it could be constructed out of smaller "games". It turns out that something similar is true of all games that have certain properties, and that his surreal numbers tie into such games very nicely; "numbers" (and their generalizations) represent strategies in those games. So in the remainder of the book Conway spells this stuff out and revolutionizes the subject of game theory while he's at it. Well, there must be maybe two or three people in the world to whom this all sounds very cool and yet who haven't already heard of this book. To you I say: read it before you die, and see how God created math.
A very dense collection of original ideas
A Truly Amazing Piece of Work Conway defines a bunch of mathematical objects.He defines mathematical operations on these objects such as addition and multiplication.The whole work looks suspiciously like a way to define the integers and arithmetic starting from set theory.But we soon see that his construction allows for all sorts of things beyond just integers.We quickly get to fractions and irrationals and we see that he has given us a wonderful new way to construct the real line.Then we discover infinities and all sorts of weird new numbers called nimbers that have fascinating properties. It all looks a bit abstract until you get to part two (well, he actually starts at part zero so I mean part one).At this point you discover that these objects are in fact positions in games and that the ordinary everyday numbers we know so well are in fact special types of games.Ordinary operations like addition, subtraction and comparison turn out to have interpretations that are game theoretical.So in fact Conway has found a whole new way to think about numbers that is beautiful and completely different to the standard constructions.Even better, you can use this new found knowledge to find ways to win at a whole lot of games. It's not every day that someone can make a connection like this between two separate branches of mathematics so I consider this book to be nothing less than a work of genius. BTW This is the Conway who invented (the cellular automaton) the Game of Life and came up with the Monstrous Moonshine Conjectures (whose proof by Borcherds recently won the Fields Medal in mathematics). ... Read more |
15. Loomis: The Man, The Sanitarium, and The Search for the Cure by John Conway | |
Paperback: 119
Pages
(2006-11-17)
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The inspiring story of an eminent physician |
16. Remembering the Sullivan County Catskills (American Chronicles (History Press)) by John Conway | |
Paperback: 128
Pages
(2008-11-03)
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Editorial Review Product Description High on a bank in Craig-e-Clare sat the stately Dundas Castle,rumored to house a beautiful woman who lured fishermen from theBeaverkill River into her lair. In the hamlet of De Bruce, every spring amonstrous panther prowled, feasting on trout and tourists. These are nomyths from the dark history of foreign lands, but tales from the colorfulpast of Sullivan County, New York. Customer Reviews (1)
An enjoyable walk down memory lane |
17. Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, Vol. 4 by Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy | |
Paperback: 224
Pages
(2004-03-30)
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Editorial Review Product Description Now carefully revised and broken down into four volumes to accommodate new developments, the second edition retains the original's wealth of wit and wisdom. The authors' insightful strategies, blended with their witty and irreverent style, make reading a profitable pleasure. In Volume 4, the authors present a Diamond of a find, covering one-player games such as Solitaire. Customer Reviews (2)
The math is Kind of Hidden
Great reference for one person puzzles and games |
18. Southern Emancipator: Moncure Conway: The American Years, 1832-1865 by John d'Entremont | |
Hardcover: 304
Pages
(1987-07-30)
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19. The Conway,: From her foundation to the present day, by John Masefield | |
Hardcover: 6
Pages
(1933)
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20. Mrs. Piozzi's Tall Young Beau: William Augustus Conway by John Tearle | |
Hardcover: 252
Pages
(1992-01)
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