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Reid, Constance

Works: 37 works in 392 publications in 10 languages and 11,242 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Anecdotes  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other
Classifications: QA93, B
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Most widely held works about Constance Reid
Most widely held works by Constance Reid
From zero to infinity; what makes numbers interesting by Constance Reid( Book )

65 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells of different kinds of numbers--prime, square, figurate, perfect, to name a few--for each has a 'first' among the digits ... [She indicates] the absorbing interest the natural numbers held for such great mathematicians as Gauss, Leibnitz, Fermat, and Euler
Hilbert by Constance Reid( Book )

82 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the life of any 20th century mathematician can be said to be a history of mathematics in his time, it is that of David Hilbert. To the enchanted young mathematicians and physicists who flocked to study with him in Gottingen before and between the World Wars, he seemed mathematics personified, the very air around him "scientifically electric." His remarkably prescient proposal in 1900 of twenty-three problems for the coming century set the course of much subsequent mathematics and remains a feat that no scientist in any field has been able to duplicate. When he died, Nature remarked that there was scarcely a mathematician in the world whose work did not derive from that of Hilbert. Constance Reid's classic biography is a moving, nontechnical account of the passionate scientific life of this man - from the early days in Konigsberg, when his revolutionary work was dismissed as "theology," to the golden years in Gottingen before Hitler came to power and within a few months destroyed the entire Hilbert school. The Copernicus paperback edition makes this book available to new generations of mathematicians who know the name Hilbert, which is everywhere in mathematics, but do not know the man
Courant in Göttingen and New York : the story of an improbable mathematician by Constance Reid( Book )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long way from Euclid by Constance Reid( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of Euclid's Elements in mathematical developments of the last two thousand years
More mathematical people : contemporary conversations by Donald J Albers( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of the first volume of Mathematical People comes another collection of interviews and profiles with some of the most prestigious mathematicians of our time. The chapters tell in the mathematicians' own words how they became interested in mathematics, how they chose their speciality, and about their hobbies and personal lives. Each interview has its own colorful character and is full of photographs so personal and lively that they add a new dimension to the reader's perception. -- from dust jacket
Neyman--from life by Constance Reid( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and German and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerzy Neyman received the National Medal of Science "for laying the foundations of modern statistics and devising tests and procedures that have become essential parts of the knowledge of every statistician." Until his death in 1981 at the age of eighty-seven, he was vigorously involved in the concerns and controversies of the day, a teaching professor at the University of California, and the directory of the Berkeley Statistical Laboratory. Neyman was a scientist whose personality and activity were integral parts of his contribution to his science. His career is thus particulary well-suited for the nontechnical scientific life-story which Constance Reid has made her own in such well-received biographies of scientists Hilbert and Courant in Goettingen and New York. She was able to talk extensively with Neyman and to have access to his personal and professional letters and papers. Her book will appeal to the professional statistician as well as to the layman who would like to learn something of a subject which permeates almost every aspect of modern life
Julia, a life in mathematics by Constance Reid( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Bowman Robinson was the first woman mathematician elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the first woman elected president of the American Mathematical Society. Includes the biography written by her sister Constance Reid, as well as "three very personal articles about her work by outstanding mathematical colleagues."--Page 4 of cover
The search for E.T. Bell : also known as John Taine by Constance Reid( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on new research on Eric Temple Bell, who also wrote science fiction under pseudonym. Includes portraits of other mathmatician, collegues & friends
International mathematical congresses : an illustrated history, 1893-1986 by Donald J Albers( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilbert-Courant by Constance Reid( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to higher mathematics for the general reader by Constance Reid( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Robinson and Hilbert's tenth problem( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia Robinson was the first woman elected to the mathematical section of the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to become president of the American Mathematical Society. While tracing Robinson's contribution to the solution of Hilbert's tenth problem, the film illuminates how her work led to an unusual friendship between Russian and American colleagues at the height of the Cold War."--Container
Slacks and callouses by Constance Reid( Book )

3 editions published between 1944 and 1945 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van nul tot oneindig : getaltheorie voor iedereen by Constance Reid( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilʹbert : s priloženiem obzora Germana Vejlja matematičeskich trudov Gilʹberta by Constance Reid( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in Russian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slacks and calluses : our summer in a bomber factory by Constance Reid( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1943 two spirited young teachers decided to do their part for the war effort by spending their summer vacation working the swing shift on a B-24 production line at a San Diego bomber plant. Entering a male-dominated realm of welding torches and bomb bays, they learned to use tools that they had never seen before, live with aluminum shavings in their hair, and get along with supervisors and coworkers from all walks of life. And they learned that wearing their factory slacks on the street caused men to treat them in a way for which their "dignified schoolteacher-hood" hadn't prepared them." "First published in 1944 and illustrated with humorous drawings, Slacks and Calluses is an on-the-spot account of how two women assumed the wartime roles that would change society, coping with traditional attitudes they encountered along the way. Constance Bowman tells of foremen who struggled futilely to enforce a rule requiring all women to wear caps; of young coworkers who wistfully imagined earning their high school diplomas; and of the bruises and cut fingers that she and Clara Marie Allen endured in making final installations to the "Liberator" planes that rolled off the Consolidated Vultee production line." "Bowman and Allen evoke in vivid detail the ambiguities, drama, and comedy of life on the home front during World War II."--Jacket
Naiman : lai zi sheng huo de tong ji xue jia by Constance Reid( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ji shu nai man zai sheng huo zhong ke yi zhui qiu ke xue zhen li, Duo zhi er you mo de xing ge, Zheng zhi er zhi zhe de ren sheng
Slacks and Callouses. [An account of the experiences of two teachers in an aircraft factory.] Written by Constance Bowman. Illustrated by Clara Marie Allen by Constance Reid( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sūri tōkei gakusha ierujii neiman no shōgai( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Linguistic Coordinator by Constance Reid( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Linguistic acquisition as a mutual objective in the foreign language classroom and in the language laboratory leads to the conceptualization of duties proper to a linguistic coordinator. Distinct from the chairman of the department and the laboratory director, the linguistic coordinator's function and educational preparation described in this article require the establishment of graduate programs in this area. (Rl)
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Julia, a life in mathematics
HilbertCourant in Göttingen and New York : the story of an improbable mathematicianA long way from EuclidMore mathematical people : contemporary conversationsNeyman--from lifeJulia, a life in mathematicsThe search for E.T. Bell : also known as John TaineInternational mathematical congresses : an illustrated history, 1893-1986
Alternative Names
Bowman, Constance

Bowman, Constance 1918-2010

Bowman Reid, Constance 1918-2010

Constance Reid Amerikaans wiskundige (1918-2010)

Constance Reid écrivaine américaine

Constance Reid escriptora estatunidenca

Constance Reid escritora estadounidense

Constance Reid US-amerikanische Autorin und Mathematikhistorikerin

Reid, C.

Reid, C. 1918-2010

Reid, Constance Bowman

Reid, Constance Bowman 1918-2010

Rid, Konstans.

Rid, Konstans 1918-2010

Констанс Рид историк математики, популяризатор математики

Рид, Констанс.

کنستانس رید

라이드, 콘스탄스

레이드, 콘스탄스

레이드, 콘스턴스

리도, 콘스탄스

리드, 콘스탄스

리드, 콘스턴스


リード, C.

リード, コンスタンス

レイド, コンスタンス