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Newman, James R. (James Roy) 1907-1966

Works: 135 works in 960 publications in 11 languages and 13,640 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: QA3, 510
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Most widely held works about James R Newman
Most widely held works by James R Newman
The world of mathematics; a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻh-mosé the scribe to Albert Einstein by James R Newman( Book )

259 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 33 essays on such topics as statistics and the design of experiments, group theory, the mathematics of infinity, the mathematical way of thinking, the unreasonableness of mathematics, and mathematics as an art. A reprint of volume 3 of the four-volume edition originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1956. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Gödel's proof by Ernest Nagel( Book )

176 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1931 Kurt Godel disrupted some of the fundamental assumptions underlying mathematics and logic with the publication of his revolutionary paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." Ironically, few mathematicians of the time were able to understand the young scholar's complex proof, and the full importance of this work was largely overlooked for many years. Godel was at last recognized by his peers and presented with the first Albert Einstein Award in 1951 for achievement in the natural sciences - the highest honor of its kind in the United States. The award committee, which included Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, described his work as "one of the greatest contributions to the sciences in recent times."" "In Godel's Proof, Ernest Nagel and James Newman provide a readable and non-technical explanation for both scholars and non-specialists of the main ideas and broad implications of Godel's discovery. First published in 1958 and in print continuously in ten languages, this highly popular, seminal work offers every educated person with an interest in mathematics, logic, and philosophy the opportunity to understand a previously difficult and inaccessible subject."--Jacket
Mathematics and the imagination by Edward Kasner( Book )

111 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces simple arithmetic, calculus, and non-Euclidean geometry through games and puzzles
What is science? Twelve eminent scientists and philosophers explain their various fields to the layman by James R Newman( Book )

28 editions published between 1955 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
The Harper encyclopedia of science by James R Newman( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and sensibility by James R Newman( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... James Newman's essays on science, philosophy, and civilization."--Page 4 of cover
The common sense of the exact sciences by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

31 editions published between 1946 and 1955 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student of Trinity College and a member of the Cambridge Apostles, William Kingdon Clifford (1845-79) graduated as second wrangler in the mathematical tripos, became a professor of applied mathematics at University College London in 1871, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1874. The present work was begun by Clifford during a remarkably productive period of ill health, yet it remained unfinished at his death. The statistician and philosopher of science Karl Pearson (1857-1936) was invited to edit and complete the work, finally publishing it in 1885. It tackles five of the most fundamental areas of mathematics - number, space, quantity, position and motion - explaining each one in the most basic terms, as well as deriving several original results. Also demonstrating the rationale behind these five concepts, the book particularly pleased a later Cambridge mathematician, Bertrand Russell, who read it as a teenager
The control of atomic energy; a study of its social, economic, and political implications by James R Newman( Book )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and German and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tools of war by James R Newman( Book )

6 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of folly by James R Newman( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le théorème de Gödel by Ernest Nagel( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1931, Kurt Godel démontrait, dans un article révolutionnaire, l'incomplétude de tout système axiomatique contenant la théorie des nombres. Apparemment très technique, ce théorème bouleversait de fond en comble la philosophie des mathématiques
The International encyclopedia of science( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is science? by James R Newman( Book )

7 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machines, music and puzzles : from the world of mathematics by James R Newman( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical way of thinking by James R Newman( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to torture your friends by Peter Storme( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wat is wetenschap? : twaalf vooraanstaande geleerden geven hun visie by James R Newman( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forma del pensamiento matemático( )

3 editions published in 1974 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matemáticas e imaginación by Edward Kasner( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gödel's proof
Alternative Names
James R. Newman Amerikaans wiskundige (-1966)

James R. Newman amerikansk matematikar

James R. Newman amerikansk matematiker

James R. Newman matemático estadounidense

James R. Newman matematico statunitense

James R. Newman mathématicien américain

Newman, J.

Newman, J. 1907-1966

Newman, J. (James), 1907-1966

Newman, J. R.

Newman, J. R. 1907-1966

Newman, James

Newman, James 1907-1966

Newman, James R.

Newman, James R. 1907-1966

Newman, James R. (James Roy), 1907-1966

Newman, James Roy.

Newman, James Roy 1907-1966

N'ûmen, Džejms R.

Stryfe, Paul

Stryfe, Paul 1907-1966

ניומאן, ג'מס

جیمز آر. نیومن ریاضی‌دان آمریکایی

ستريف، بول، 1907-1966

نيومان، جيمس ر 1907-1966

뉴먼, 제임스 1907-1966

ニューマン, J. R

Gödel's proofMathematics and the imagination