Newman, James R. (James Roy) 19071966
Overview
Works:  140 works in 889 publications in 4 languages and 13,443 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
 Jenniemae & James : a memoir in black & white by Brooke Newman( Book )
 James R. Newman, August 3, 1907May 28, 1966( Book )
 Edward Kasner and James Newman : Mathematics and the imagination by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )
 by Edward Uhler Condon( )
 Memoirs of deceased members. : James Roy Newman by American Society of Civil Engineers( )
Most widely held works by
James R Newman
The world of mathematics; a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻhmosé the scribe to Albert Einstein by
James R Newman(
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248 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,400 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 fourvolume edition originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1956. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
248 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,400 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 fourvolume edition originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1956. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Gödel's proof by
Ernest Nagel(
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102 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,060 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 nontechnical explanation for both scholars and nonspecialists 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
102 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,060 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 nontechnical explanation for both scholars and nonspecialists 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(
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106 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces simple arithmetic, calculus, and nonEuclidean geometry through games and puzzles
106 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces simple arithmetic, calculus, and nonEuclidean geometry through games and puzzles
What is science? Twelve eminent scientists and philosophers explain their various fields to the layman by
James R Newman(
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27 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientists and philosophers explain the fields of mathematics, astronomy and cosmology, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and anthropology
27 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientists and philosophers explain the fields of mathematics, astronomy and cosmology, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and anthropology
The Harper encyclopedia of science by
James R Newman(
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28 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and sensibility by
James R Newman(
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14 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... James Newman's essays on science, philosophy, and civilization."Page 4 of cover
14 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 767 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(
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31 editions published between 1946 and 1955 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A student of Trinity College and a member of the Cambridge Apostles, William Kingdon Clifford (184579) 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 (18571936) 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
31 editions published between 1946 and 1955 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A student of Trinity College and a member of the Cambridge Apostles, William Kingdon Clifford (184579) 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 (18571936) 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(
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12 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tools of war by
James R Newman(
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6 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rule of folly by
James R Newman(
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7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Gödelsche Beweis by
Ernest Nagel(
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25 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le théorème de Gödel(
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5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in French and held by 69 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
5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in French and held by 69 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(
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2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is science? by
James R Newman(
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7 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El teorema de Gödel by
Ernest Nagel(
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12 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CONTENIDO: El problema de la consistencia  Pruebas absolutas de consistencia  La codificación sistemática de la lógica formal  Un ejemplo de una prueba absoluta de consistencia  La idea de representación y su empleo en las matemáticas  Las pruebas de Gödel
12 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CONTENIDO: El problema de la consistencia  Pruebas absolutas de consistencia  La codificación sistemática de la lógica formal  Un ejemplo de una prueba absoluta de consistencia  La idea de representación y su empleo en las matemáticas  Las pruebas de Gödel
Sigma : el mundo de las matemáticas : selección de textos matemáticos de todos los tiempos by
James R Newman(
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12 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machines, music and puzzles : from the world of mathematics by
James R Newman(
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6 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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(
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4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to torture your friends by
Peter Storme(
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1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La prueba de Gödel by
Ernest Nagel(
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10 editions published in 1959 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1959 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Nagel, Ernest 19011985 Author
 Kasner, Edward 18781955 Author
 Newman, Brooke
 Harrington, Jenniemae
 Hofstadter, Douglas R. 1945 Author of introduction Editor
 Clifford, William Kingdon 18451879 Author
 Pearson, Karl 18571936 Author of introduction Editor
 Miller, Byron S. 19152003
 Gödel, Kurt
 Scherrer, JeanBaptiste 19.. ... Translator
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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. 19071966
Newman, J. (James), 19071966
Newman, J. R.
Newman, J. R. 19071966
Newman, James
Newman, James 19071966
Newman, James R.
Newman, James R. 19071966
Newman, James R. (James Roy), 19071966
Newman, James Roy.
Newman, James Roy 19071966
N'ûmen, Džejms R.
Stryfe, Paul
Stryfe, Paul 19071966
ניומאן, ג'מס
جیمز آر. نیومن ریاضیدان آمریکایی
ستريف، بول، 19071966
نيومان، جيمس ر 19071966
뉴먼, 제임스 19071966
ニューマン, J. R.
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