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Reid, Constance

Overview
Works: 31 works in 318 publications in 10 languages and 11,298 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Anecdotes  Interviews  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: QA93, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )
55 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hilbert by Constance Reid( Book )
62 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,544 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 )
34 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More mathematical people : contemporary conversations ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A long way from Euclid by Constance Reid( Book )
17 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the role of Euclid's Elements in mathematical developments of the last two thousand years
Neyman--from life by Constance Reid( Book )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 803 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 87, Neyman was vigorously involved in the concerns and controversies of the day, a scientist whose personality and activity were integral parts of his contribution to science. Through conversations with Neyman as well as the author's access to his personal and professional letters and papers, this book presents the life story of the statistician
Julia, a life in mathematics by Constance Reid( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 784 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 )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 447 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 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hilbert-Courant by Constance Reid( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julia Robinson and Hilbert's tenth problem ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 101 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 )
5 editions published between 1944 and 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Van nul tot oneindig : getaltheorie voor iedereen by Constance Reid( Book )
4 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Da zero a infinito : fascino e storia dei numeri by Constance Reid( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slacks and calluses our summer in a bomber factory by Constance Reid( )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 4 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. They also 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. At times charming, hilarious, and incredibly perceptive, Slacks and Calluses brings into focus an overlooked part of the war effort, one that forever changed the way the women were viewed in America. From the Trade Paperback edition
Gil'bert : spriloženiem obzora Germana Vejlja matematičeskich trudov Gil'berta; perevod s anglijskogo by Constance Reid( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilʹbert : s prilozheniem obzora Germana Veĭli︠a︡ matematicheskikh trudov Gilʹberta by Constance Reid( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ku lang ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From zero to infinity what makes numbers interesting. 2d rev. ed by Constance Reid( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bowman, Constance
Bowman, Constance 1918-2010
Bowman Reid, Constance 1918-2010
Reid, C.
Reid, C. 1918-2010
Reid, Constance Bowman 1918-2010
Rid, Konstans.
Rid, Konstans 1918-2010
Рид, Констанс.
リード, C
リード, コンスタンス
レイド, コンスタンス
Languages
English (257)
Japanese (12)
Chinese (9)
German (6)
Russian (5)
Dutch (4)
Italian (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
Spanish (1)
Korean (1)
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