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The Resource The Scottish book : mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book, R. Daniel Mauldin
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 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
 Language
 eng
 Edition
 Second edition.
 Extent
 1 online resource.
 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"
 KKMMaps
 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
 Isbn
 9783319228976
 Label
 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
 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
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 Mathematics
 MATHEMATICS
 MATHEMATICS
 MATHEMATICS
 Mathematics
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 The Scottish book : mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book, R. Daniel Mauldin
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 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"  KKMMaps  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
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 Media type code
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 SpringerLink
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 10.1007/9783319228976
 Specific material designation
 remote
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 877197
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 (OCoLC)930992703
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 The Scottish book : mathematics from the Scottish cafe, with selected problems from the new Scottish book, R. Daniel Mauldin
 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"  KKMMaps  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
 10.1007/9783319228976
 Specific material designation
 remote
 Stock number
 877197
 System control number

 (OCoLC)930992703
 (OCoLC)ocn930992703
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