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Hilton, Peter 1923-2010

Works: 132 works in 897 publications in 7 languages and 18,420 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QA611, 510
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Most widely held works about Peter Hilton
Most widely held works by Peter Hilton
Homology theory, an introduction to algebraic topology by Peter Hilton( Book )

98 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the introduction of homotopy groups by Hurewicz in 1935, homotopy theory has occupied a prominent place in the development of algebraic topology. This monograph provides an account of the subject which bridges the gap between the fundamental concepts of topology and the more complex treatment to be found in original papers. The first six chapters describe the essential ideas of homotopy theory: homotopy groups, the classical theorems, the exact homotopy sequence, fibre-spaces, the Hopf invariant, and the Freudenthal suspension. The final chapters discuss J.H.C. Whitehead's cell-complexes and their application to homotopy groups of complexes
A course in homological algebra by Peter Hilton( Book )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic book provides a broad introduction to homological algebra, including a comprehensive set of exercises. Since publication of the first edition homological algebra has found a large number of applications in many different fields. Today, it is a truly indispensable tool in fields ranging from finite and infinite group theory to representation theory, number theory, algebraic topology and sheaf theory. In this new edition, the authors have selected a number of different topics and describe some of the main applications and results to illustrate the range and depths of these developments. The background assumes little more than knowledge of the algebraic theories groups and of vector spaces over a field
A mathematical tapestry : demonstrating the beautiful unity of mathematics by Peter Hilton( Book )

21 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This easy-to-read book demonstrates how a simple geometric idea reveals fascinating connections and results in number theory, the mathematics of polyhedra, combinatorial geometry, and group theory. Using a systematic paper-folding procedure it is possible to construct a regular polygon with any number of sides. This remarkable algorithm has led to interesting proofs of certain results in number theory, has been used to answer combinatorial questions involving partitions of space, and has enabled the authors to obtain the formula for the volume of a regular tetrahedron in around three steps, using nothing more complicated than basic arithmetic and the most elementary plane geometry. All of these ideas, and more, reveal the beauty of mathematics and the interconnectedness of its various branches. Detailed instructions, including clear illustrations, enable the reader to gain hands-on experience constructing these models and to discover for themselves the patterns and relationships they unearth"--
Studies in modern topology by Peter Hilton( Book )

19 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive textbook of classical mathematics; a contemporary interpretation by H. Brian Griffiths( Book )

41 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and German and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arithmetic of the integers, linear algebra, an introduction to group theory, the theory of polynomial functions and polynomial equations, and some Boolean algebra. It could be supplemented, of course, by material from other chapters. Again, Course 5 (Calculus) aiscusses the differential and integral calculus more or less from the beginnings of these theories, and proceeds through functions of several real variables, functions of a complex variable, and topics of real analysis such as the implicit function theorem. We would, however, like to make a further point with regard to the appropriateness of our text in course work. We emphasized in the Introduction to the original edition that, in the main, we had in mind the reader who had already met the topics once and wished to review them in the light of his (or her) increased knowledge and mathematical maturity. We therefore believe that our book could form a suitable basis for American graduate courses in the mathematical sciences, especially those prerequisites for a Master's degree
Mathematical reflections : in a room with many mirrors by Peter Hilton( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to show what mathematics is about, how it is done, and what it is good for. The relaxed and informal presentation conveys the joy of mathematical discovery and insight and makes it clear that mathematics can be an exciting and engrossing activity. Frequent questions lead the reader to see mathematics as an accessible world of thought, where understanding can turn opaque formulae into beautiful and meaningful ideas. Presenting many recent discoveries that lead to interesting open questions, the book can serve as the main text in courses dealing with contemporary mathematical topics (for mathematics students or for prospective or in-service mathematics teachers) or as enrichment for other courses. It can also be read with pleasure on its own by anyone interested in the intellectually intriguing aspects of mathematics
Symposium on Algebraic Topology by Peter Hilton( Book )

45 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A course in modern algebra by Peter Hilton( Book )

32 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural stability, the theory of catastrophes, and applications in the sciences : proceedings of the conference held at the Battelle Seattle Research Center, 1975 by Peter Hilton( Book )

25 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the theory of categories and functors by Ionel Bucur( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homotopy theory and duality by Peter Hilton( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and Italian and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General cohomology theory and K-theory by Peter Hilton( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These notes constitute a faithful record of a short course of lectures given in São Paulo, Brazil, in the summer of 1968
Localization in group theory and homotopy theory, and related topics by Peter Hilton( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and German and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in applied mathematics : papers presented April 25/26, 1980, on the occasion of the Case centennial celebration by Peter Hilton( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is close enough to the end of the century to make a guess as to what the Encyclopedia Britannica article on the history of mathematics will report in 2582: "We have said that the dominating theme of the Nineteenth Century was the development and application of the theory of functions of one variable. At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, mathematicians turned optimistically to the study off unctions of several variables. But wholly unexpected difficulties were met, new phenomena were discovered, and new fields of mathematics sprung up to study and master them. As a result, except where development of methods from earlier centuries continued, there was a recoil from applications. Most of the best mathematicians of the first two-thirds of the century devoted their efforts entirely to pure mathe matics. In the last third, however, the powerful methods devised by then for higher-dimensional problems were turned onto applications, and the tools of applied mathematics were drastically changed. By the end of the century, the temporary overemphasis on pure mathematics was completely gone and the traditional interconnections between pure mathematics and applications restored. "This century also saw the first primitive beginnings of the electronic calculator, whose development in the next century led to our modern methods of handling mathematics
Build your own polyhedra by Peter Hilton( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates the properties of geometrical structures by showing how to buid three-dimensional shapes using easily accessible materials
Nilpotente Gruppen und nilpotente Räume : nachdiplomvorlesung gehalten am Mathematik-Departement ETH Zürich 1981/82 by Peter Hilton( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in German and English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Localization of nilpotent groups and spaces by Peter Hilton( Book )

19 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topological topics : articles on algebra and topology presented to Professor P.J. Hilton in celebration of his sixtieth birthday by I. M James( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Peter Hilton is one of the best known mathematicians of his generation. He has published almost 300 books and papers on various aspects of topology and algebra. The present volume is to celebrate the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. It begins with a bibliography of his work, followed by reviews of his contributions to topology and algebra. These are followed by eleven research papers concerned with various topics of current interest in algebra and topology. The articles are contributed by some of the many mathematicians with whom he has worked at one time or another. This book will
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A mathematical tapestry : demonstrating the beautiful unity of mathematics
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A course in homological algebraA mathematical tapestry : demonstrating the beautiful unity of mathematicsMathematical reflections : in a room with many mirrorsSymposium on Algebraic TopologyA course in modern algebraStructural stability, the theory of catastrophes, and applications in the sciences : proceedings of the conference held at the Battelle Seattle Research Center, 1975General cohomology theory and K-theoryLocalization in group theory and homotopy theory, and related topics