The Resource Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind, by Philip J. Davis, (electronic resource)

Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind, by Philip J. Davis, (electronic resource)

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Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind
Title
Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind
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by Philip J. Davis
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A number of years ago, Harriet Sheridan, then Dean of Brown University, organized a series oflectures in which individual faculty members described how it came about that they entered their various fields. I was invited to participate in this series and found in the invitation an opportunity to recall events going back to my early teens. The lecture was well received and its reception encouraged me to work up an expanded version. My manuscript lay dormant all these years. In the meanwhile, sufficiently many other mathematical experiences and encounters accumulated to make this little book. My 1981 lecture is the basis of the first piece: "Napoleon's Theorem. " Although there is a connection between the first piece and the second, the four pieces here are essentially independent. The sec­ ond piece, "Carpenter and the Napoleon Ascription," has as its object a full description of a certain type of scholar-storyteller (of whom I have known and admired several). It is a pastiche, contain­ ing a salad bar selection blended together by my own imagination. This piece purports, as a secondary goal, to present a solution to a certain unsolved historical problem raised in the first piece. The third piece, "The Man Who Began His Lectures with 'Namely'," is a short reminiscence of Stefan Bergman, one of my teachers of graduate mathematics. Bergman, a remarkable person­ ality, was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1939
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Davis, Philip J
Dewey number
501
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Language note
English
LC call number
B67
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Science
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History of Mathematical Sciences
Label
Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind, by Philip J. Davis, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
Contents
I Napoleon’s Theorem -- II Carpenter and the Napoleon Ascription -- III The Man Who Began His Lectures with “Namely” -- IV The Rothschild I Knew -- Acknowledgments
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 1997.
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 304 p.)
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multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461224624
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uncompressed
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computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4612-2462-4
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access
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  • (DE-He213)978-1-4612-2462-4
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3076450
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000089967
Label
Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind, by Philip J. Davis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
I Napoleon’s Theorem -- II Carpenter and the Napoleon Ascription -- III The Man Who Began His Lectures with “Namely” -- IV The Rothschild I Knew -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 1997.
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 304 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461224624
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4612-2462-4
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3400000000089967
  • (SSID)ssj0001297521
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11725942
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001297521
  • (PQKBWorkID)11228075
  • (PQKB)11410101
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4612-2462-4
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3076450
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000089967

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