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Lanczos, Cornelius 1893-1974

Works: 72 works in 529 publications in 9 languages and 8,037 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Cornelius Lanczos
The variational principles of mechanics by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

122 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analytical mechanics is, of course, a topic of perennial interest and usefulness in physics and engineering, a discipline that boasts not only many practical applications, but much inherent mathematical beauty. Unlike many standard textbooks on advanced mechanics, however, this present text eschews a primarily technical and formalistic treatment in favor of a fundamental, historical, philosophical approach. As the author remarks, there is a tremendous treasure of philosophical meaning" behind the great theories of Euler and Lagrange, Hamilton, Jacobi, and other mathematical thinkers. Well-written, authoritative, and scholarly, this classic treatise begins with an introduction to the variational principles of mechanics including the procedures of Euler, Lagrange, and Hamilton. Ideal for a two-semester graduate course, the book includes a variety of problems, carefully chosen to familiarize the student with new concepts and to illuminate the general principles involved. Moreover, it offers excellent grounding for the student of mathematics, engineering, or physics who does not intend to specialize in mechanics, but wants a thorough grasp of the underlying principles. The late Professor Lanczos (Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies) was a well-known physicist and educator who brought a superb pedagogical sense and profound grasp of the principles of mechanics to this work, now available for the first time in an inexpensive Dover paperback edition. His book will be welcomed by students, physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and anyone interested in a clear masterly exposition of this all-important discipline
Applied analysis by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

79 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic text for graduate and advanced undergraduate deals with search for roots of algebraic equations encountered in vibration and flutter problems and in those of static and dynamic stability. Other topics devoted to matrices and eigenvalue problems, large-scale linear systems, harmonic analysis and data analysis, more
Albert Einstein and the cosmic world order by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 5 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space through the ages : the evolution of geometrical ideas from Pythagoras to Hilbert and Einstein by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linear differential operators by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

60 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1961, this Classics edition continues to be appealing because it describes a large number of techniques still useful today. Although the primary focus is on the analytical theory, concrete cases are cited to forge the link between theory and practice. Considerable manipulative skill in the practice of differential equations is to be developed by solving the 350 problems in the text. The problems are intended as stimulating corollaries linking theory with application and providing the reader with the foundation for tackling more difficult problems. Lanczos begins with three introductory chapters that explore some of the technical tools needed later in the book, and then goes on to discuss interpolation, harmonic analysis, matrix calculus, the concept of the function space, boundary value problems, and the numerical solution of trajectory problems, among other things. The emphasis is constantly on one question: "What are the basic and characteristic properties of linear differential operators?" In the author's words, this book is written for those "to whom a problem in ordinary or partial differential equations is not a problem of logical acrobatism, but a problem in the exploration of the physical universe. To get an explicit solution of a given boundary value problem is in this age of large electronic computers no longer a basic question. But of what value is the numerical answer if the scientist does not understand the peculiar analytical properties and idiosyncrasies of the given operator? The author hopes that this book will help in this task by telling something about the manifold aspects of a fascinating field."
The Einstein decade, 1905-1915 by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Hungarian and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse on Fourier series by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1966, this well-written and still-cited text covers Fourier analysis, a foundation of science and engineering. Many modern textbooks are filled with specialized terms and equations that may be confusing, but this book uses a friendly, conversational tone to clarify the material and engage the reader. The author meticulously develops the topic and uses 161 problems integrated into the text to walk the student down the simplest path to a solution
Studies in numerical analysis : papers in honour of Cornelius Lanczos by B. K. P Scaife( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in honour of Cornelius Lanczos
Numbers without end by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism and science by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers and mathematics with applications : in memory of Cornelius Lánczos( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected published papers with commentaries by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solution of large equation systems and eigenvalue problems by Lanczos' matrix iteration method by G Horvay( Book )

5 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein and the special theory of relativity Einstein's general theory of relativity. by L O'Raifeartaigh( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Side 1 discusses the Theory of Special Relativity as constructed by Einstein - a synthesis of the laws of electromagnetism and the laws of mechanics. The Theory of Special Relativity leads to new ideas about space and time. Special Relativity implies that time is no longer an absolute quantity. Special Relativity has been verified experimentally to an exceptionally high degree of accuracy. Not only did it radically alter accepted notions of space and time, but it led to the discovery that matter and energy are interconvertible. -- Side 2 discusses Einstein's General theory of Relativity. As the only serious critic of his Special Theory, Einstein felt it might be possible to construct a theory which satisfied what he termed the 'Principle of General Relativity'. There was no obvious reason for Einstein to invent General Relativity, however, the theory is now widely accepted.-
The intrinsic nature of things : the life and science of Cornelius Lanczos by Barbara Gellai( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book recounts the extraordinary personal journey and scientific story of Hungarian-born mathematician and physicist Cornelius Lanczos. His life and his mathematical accomplishments are inextricably linked, reflecting the social upheavals and historical events that shaped his odyssey in 20th-century Hungary, Germany, the United States, and Ireland
Cornelius Lanczos, collected published papers with commentaries by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaiseki rikigaku to henbun genri by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in Japanese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophical aspects of relativity by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die neue Feldtheorie Einsteins by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tal i oändlighet by Cornelius Lanczos( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The variational principles of mechanics
Alternative Names
Cornelius Lanczos Hongaarse wiskundige en natuurkundige

Cornelius Lanczos ungarischer Mathematiker und Physiker

Kornél Lánczos

Lancoš, K.

Lancoš, K. 1893-1974

Lancoš, Kornelij 1893-1974


Lanczos, C.

Lánczos, Cornel

Lánczos, Cornel 1893-1974

Lánczos, Cornelius 1893-1974

Lánczos, Kornél

Lánczos, Kornél 1893-1974

Lánczos Kornél magyar matematikus, fizikus

Lant︠s︡osh, K. 1893-1974

Loewy, Cornel 1893-1974

Loewy, Cornelius 1893-1974

Löwy, Kornél

Löwy, Kornél 1893-1974

Корнелий Ланцош венгерский, американский и ирландский физик и математик


ランチョシュ, コルネリウス


ランチョス, C

ランツォス, C

Applied analysisLinear differential operatorsThe intrinsic nature of things : the life and science of Cornelius Lanczos