The Resource The Scottish book : mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book, R. Daniel Mauldin

The Scottish book : mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book, R. Daniel Mauldin

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The Scottish book : mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book
Title
The Scottish book
Title remainder
mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book
Statement of responsibility
R. Daniel Mauldin
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Language
eng
Summary
The second edition of this book updates and expands upon a historically important collection of mathematical problems first published in the United States by Birkhäuser in 1981. These problems serve as a record of the informal discussions held by a group of mathematicians at the Scottish Café in Lwów, Poland, between the two world wars. Many of them were leaders in the development of such areas as functional and real analysis, group theory, measure and set theory, probability, and topology. Finding solutions to the problems they proposed has been ongoing since World War II, with prizes offered in many cases to those who are successful. In the 35 years since the first edition published, several more problems have been fully or partially solved, but even today many still remain unsolved and several prizes remain unclaimed. In view of this, the editor has gathered new and updated commentaries on the original 193 problems. Some problems are solved for the first time in this edition. Included again in full are transcripts of lectures given by Stanislaw Ulam, Mark Kac, Antoni Zygmund, Paul Erdös, and Andrzej Granas that provide amazing insights into the mathematical environment of Lwów before World War II and the development of The Scottish Book. Also new in this edition are a brief history of the University of Wrocław's New Scottish Book, created to revive the tradition of the original, and some selected problems from it. The Scottish Book offers a unique opportunity to communicate with the people and ideas of a time and place that had an enormous influence on the development of mathematics and try their hand on the unsolved problems. Anyone in the general mathematical community with an interest in the history of modern mathematics will find this to be an insightful and fascinating read
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1943-
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Mauldin, R. Daniel
Dewey number
510/.76
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA43
LC item number
.S39
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Mathematics
Label
The Scottish book : mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book, R. Daniel Mauldin
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https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-22897-6
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Preface to the Limited Los Alamos Edition of 1957 -- Preface to the Limited Los Alamos Edition of 1977 Monograph -- Part I: The Scottish Book Conference Lectures -- An Anecdotal History of the Scottish Book -- A Personal History of the Scottish Book -- Steinhaus and the Development of Polish Mathematics -- My Scottish Book "Problems" -- KKM-Maps -- Part II: The Scottish Book Problems -- Problems with Commentary -- Appendices to the Problems -- Part III: A Brief History of Wroclaw's New Scottish Book -- Lwów of the West -- Part IV: The New Scottish Book -- Selected Problems
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319228976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22897-6
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
877197
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930992703
  • (OCoLC)ocn930992703
Label
The Scottish book : mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book, R. Daniel Mauldin
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-22897-6
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Preface to the Limited Los Alamos Edition of 1957 -- Preface to the Limited Los Alamos Edition of 1977 Monograph -- Part I: The Scottish Book Conference Lectures -- An Anecdotal History of the Scottish Book -- A Personal History of the Scottish Book -- Steinhaus and the Development of Polish Mathematics -- My Scottish Book "Problems" -- KKM-Maps -- Part II: The Scottish Book Problems -- Problems with Commentary -- Appendices to the Problems -- Part III: A Brief History of Wroclaw's New Scottish Book -- Lwów of the West -- Part IV: The New Scottish Book -- Selected Problems
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319228976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-22897-6
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
877197
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930992703
  • (OCoLC)ocn930992703

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