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

Overview
Works: 147 works in 1,020 publications in 6 languages and 13,467 library holdings
Genres: Puzzles and games  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 )

117 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,091 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 (booknews.com)
Gödel's proof by Ernest Nagel( Book )

111 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,355 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 )

86 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 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 )

29 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 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( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and German and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and sensibility by James R Newman( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 775 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 )

33 editions published between 1903 and 1955 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student of Trinity College and a member of the Cambridge Apostles, William Kingdon Clifford (1845{u2013}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{u2013}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 3 languages and held by 343 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 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of folly by James R Newman( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

116 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set: Vol 1-4 Vol 1/ 02354026 + Vol 2/ 02354019 + Vol 3/ 02353999 + Vol 4/02354002
Der Gödelsche Beweis by Ernest Nagel( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigma : el mundo de las matemáticas : selección de textos matemáticos de todos los tiempos by James R Newman( Book )

38 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is science? by James R Newman( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El teorema de Gödel by Ernest Nagel( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 71 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
La prova di Gödel by Ernest Nagel( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in Italian and Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le théorème de Gödel by Ernest Nagel( Book )

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 by James R Newman( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Mathématiques et l'imagination by Edward Kasner( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

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Stryfe, Paul

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ניומאן, ג'מס

جيمس نيومان رياضياتي أمريكي

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

Languages
English (598)

Spanish (54)

German (32)

French (15)

Italian (13)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Gödel's proofMathematics and the imaginationThe world of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻh-mosé the scribe to Albert EinsteinEl teorema de Gödel