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Courant, Richard 1888-1972

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Works: 429 works in 2,435 publications in 10 languages and 21,216 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QA303, 510
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What is Mathematics? An elementary approach to ideas and methods by Richard Courant( Book )

254 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics? is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, this second edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved."--Jacket
Methods of mathematical physics by Richard Courant( Book )

392 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the first volume of this work came out in Germany in 1924, this book, together with its second volume, has remained standard in the field. Courant and Hilbert's treatment restores the historically deep connections between physical intuition and mathematical development, providing the reader with a unified approach to mathematical physics. The present volume represents Richard Courant's second and final revision of 1953
Differential and integral calculus by Richard Courant( Book )

230 editions published between 1934 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1 - The fundamentals ideas of the integral and differential calculus; Differentiation and integration of the elementary functions; Further development of the integral calculus; Applications; Taylor's theorem and the approximate expression of functions by polynomials; Numerical methods; Infinite series and other limiting processes; Fourier series; A sketch of the theoery of functions of several variables; The differential equations for the simplest types of vibration; Appendices; Index. v.2 - Preliminari remarks on analytical geometry and vector analysis; Functions of several variables and their derivatives; Developments and applications of the differential calculus; Multiple integrals; Integration over regions in several dimensions; Differential equations; Calculus of variations; Functions of a complex variable; Appendices; Index
Introduction to calculus and analysis by Richard Courant( Book )

134 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Vol. 1 abarca los capítulos del 1 al 4; el vol. 2, del 5 al 8
Supersonic flow and shock waves by Richard Courant( Book )

82 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendices and remarks after some chapters
Vorlesungen über Differential- und Integralrechnung by Richard Courant( Book )

179 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vorlesungen über allgemeine Funktionentheorie und elliptische Funktionen by Adolf Hurwitz( Book )

74 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an additional article by R. Courant: Geometrische Funktionentheorie
Dirichlet's principle, conformal mapping, and minimal surfaces by Richard Courant( Book )

53 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has always been a temptation for mathematicians to present the crystallized product of their thoughts as a deductive general theory and to relegate the individual mathematical phenomenon into the role of an example. The reader who submits to the dogmatic form will be easily indoctrinated. Enlightenment, however, must come from an understanding of motives; live mathematical development springs from specific natural problems which can be easily understood, but whose solutions are difficult and demand new methods of more general significance. The present book deals with subjects of this category. It is written in a style which, as the author hopes, expresses adequately the balance and tension between the individuality of mathematical objects and the generality of mathematical methods. The author has been interested in Dirichlet's Principle and its various applications since his days as a student under David Hilbert. Plans for writing a book on these topics were revived when Jesse Douglas' work suggested to him a close connection between Dirichlet's Principle and basic problems concerning minimal sur faces. But war work and other duties intervened; even now, after much delay, the book appears in a much less polished and complete form than the author would have liked
Calculus of variations : with supplementary notes and exercises, 1945-1946 by Richard Courant( Book )

53 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methoden der mathematischen Physik by Richard Courant( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in German and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of functions of a complex variable by Richard Courant( Book )

39 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of mathematics in the 19th century by Felix Klein( Book )

44 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methoden der mathematischen Physik by Richard Courant( Book )

13 editions published in 1924 in German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differential and integral calculus by Richard Courant( Book )

78 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometry and the imagination by David Hilbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methoden der mathematischen Physik by Richard Courant( Book )

14 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced methods in applied mathematics; lecture course by Richard Courant( Book )

11 editions published in 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to calculus and analysis by Richard Courant( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differential and integral calculus by Richard Courant( Book )

3 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducción al cálculo y al análisis matemático by Richard Courant( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Richard Courant Richard Courant was born in 1888 in a small town of what is now Poland, and died in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1972. He received his doctorate from the legendary David Hilbert in Göttingen, where later he founded and directed its famed mathematics Institute, a Mecca for mathematicians in the twenties. In 1933 the Nazi government dismissed Courant for being Jewish, and he emigrated to the United States. He found, in New York, what he called "a reservoir of talent" to be tapped. He built, at New York University, a new mathematical Sciences Institute that shares the philosophy of its illustrious predecessor and rivals it in worldwide influence. For Courant mathematics was an adventure, with applications forming a vital part. This spirit is reflected in his books, in particular in his influential calculus text, revised in collaboration with his brilliant younger colleague, Fritz John. (P.D. Lax) Biography of Fritz John Fritz John was born on June 14, 1910, in Berlin. After his school years in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland), he studied in Göttingen and received his doctorate in 1933, just when the Nazi regime came to power. As he was half-Jewish and his bride Aryan, he had to flee Germany in 1934. After a year in Cambridge, UK, he accepted a position at the University of Kentucky, and in 1946 joined Courant, Friedrichs and Stoker in building up New York University the institute that later became the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He remained there until his death in New Rochelle on February 10, 1994. John's research and the books he wrote had a strong impact on the development of many fields of mathematics, foremost in partial differential equations. He also worked on Radon transforms, illposed problems, convex geometry, numerical analysis, elasticity theory. In connection with his work in latter field, he and Nirenberg introduced the space of the BMO-functions (bounded mean oscillations). Fritz John's work exemplifies the unity of mathematics as well as its elegance and its beauty. (J. Moser)
 
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What is Mathematics? An elementary approach to ideas and methods
Alternative Names
Courant-Friedrichs 1888-1972

Courant-Hilbert 1888-1972

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Languages
English (1,130)

German (467)

Spanish (50)

Italian (27)

Chinese (15)

Polish (7)

Japanese (6)

Hungarian (2)

Russian (2)

Romanian (1)

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Methods of mathematical physicsDifferential and integral calculusIntroduction to calculus and analysisSupersonic flow and shock wavesDirichlet's principle, conformal mapping, and minimal surfacesDifferential and integral calculusIntroduction to calculus and analysisIntroducción al cálculo y al análisis matemático