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Courant, Richard 1888-1972

Overview
Works: 418 works in 2,046 publications in 5 languages and 19,486 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: 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 )
120 editions published between 1941 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,842 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."--BOOK JACKET
Differential and integral calculus by Richard Courant ( Book )
263 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,398 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
Methods of mathematical physics by Richard Courant ( Book )
134 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the first volume of this work came out in Germany in 1924, this book has remained a classic in its field. Courant and Hilbert's treatment restores the historically deep connections between physical intuition and mathematical development, providing t
Introduction to calculus and analysis by Richard Courant ( Book )
61 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 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)
Supersonic flow and shock waves by Richard Courant ( Book )
68 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendices and remarks after some chapters
Methoden der mathematischen Physik by Richard Courant ( Book )
66 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über allgemeine Funktionentheorie und elliptische Funktionen by Adolf Hurwitz ( Book )
58 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 728 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 )
47 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods of mathematical physics by Richard Courant ( )
59 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über Differential- und Integralrechnung by Richard Courant ( Book )
72 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Was ist Mathematik? by Richard Courant ( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über Differential- und Integralrechnung by Richard Courant ( Book )
34 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory of functions of a complex variable by Richard Courant ( Book )
27 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methoden der mathematischen Physik by Richard Courant ( Book )
31 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über Differential- und Integralrechnung by Richard Courant ( Book )
28 editions published between 1929 and 1972 in German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to calculus and analysis by Richard Courant ( Book )
45 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the reviews: "Volume 1 covers a basic course in real analysis of one variable and Fourier series. It is well-illustrated, well-motivated and very well-provided with a multitude of unusually useful and accessible exercises. (...) There are three aspects of Courant and John in which it outshines (some) contemporaries: (i) the extensive historical references, (ii) the chapter on numerical methods, and (iii) the two chapters on physics and geometry. The exercises in Courant and John are put together purposefully, and either look numerically interesting, or are intuitively significant, or lead to applications. It is the best text known to the reviewer for anyone trying to make an analysis course less abstract. (...)" The Mathematical Gazette (75.1991.471)
Vorlesungen über die entwicklung der mathematik im 19. jahrhundert by Felix Klein ( Book )
18 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculus of variations : with supplementary notes and exercises, 1945-1946 by Richard Courant ( Book )
10 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anschauliche geometrie by David Hilbert ( Book )
2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculus of variations, and supplementary notes and exercises, 1945-1946 by Richard Courant ( Book )
18 editions published between 1953 and 1962 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Courant-Friedrichs 1888-1972
Courant-Hilbert 1888-1972
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Courant, R. 1888-1972
Courant, R. (Richard), 1888-1972
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Kurant, Rikhard 1888-1972
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Languages
English (849)
German (326)
Italian (4)
French (1)
Danish (1)
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