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Courant, Richard 1888-1972

Works: 378 works in 2,392 publications in 11 languages and 20,954 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QA303, 510
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Most widely held works by Richard Courant
What is Mathematics? An elementary approach to ideas and methods by Richard Courant( Book )

219 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,379 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 )

422 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,151 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 )

480 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,096 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 )

202 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,836 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 )

83 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendices and remarks after some chapters
Vorlesungen über allgemeine Funktionentheorie und elliptische Funktionen by Adolf Hurwitz( Book )

74 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 764 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 )

61 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 730 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 )

73 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methoden der mathematischen Physik by Richard Courant( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in German and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methoden der mathematischen Physik by Richard Courant( Book )

13 editions published in 1924 in German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometry and the imagination by David Hilbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que es la matematica? : una exposicion elemental de sus ideas y metodos by Richard Courant( Book )

26 editions published between 1954 and 1979 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the calculus and its conceptual development : (The concepts of the calculus) by Carl B Boyer( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluent description of the development of both the integral and differential calculus. Early beginnings in antiquity, medieval contributions, and a century of anticipation lead up to a consideration of Newton and Leibniz, the period of indecison that followed them, and the final rigorous formulation that we know today
Hilbert-Courant by Constance Reid( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courant in Gottingen and New York( Visual )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A survey of the career of Richard Courant, whose colleagues describe his influence and work. Includes his lecture on soap bubbles and minimal surfaces and reminiscences of the formation of the institutes ot Gẗtingen and N.Y.U. Utilizes rare old footage of the giant of the Gẗtingen days, David Hilbert and his associates
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What is Mathematics? An elementary approach to ideas and methods
Alternative Names
Courant-Friedrichs 1888-1972

Courant-Hilbert 1888-1972

Courant, R.

Courant R. 1888-1972

Courant, R. (Richard), 1888-1972

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English (1,124)

German (427)

Spanish (48)

Italian (25)

Chinese (18)

Russian (8)

Japanese (6)

French (2)

Hungarian (2)

Danish (1)

Romanian (1)

Methods of mathematical physicsDifferential and integral calculusIntroduction to calculus and analysisSupersonic flow and shock wavesDirichlet's principle, conformal mapping, and minimal surfacesThe history of the calculus and its conceptual development : (The concepts of the calculus)Hilbert-Courant