Courant, Richard 18881972
Overview
Works:  400 works in 2,086 publications in 10 languages and 19,637 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 about
Richard Courant
 Courant in Göttingen and New York : the story of an improbable mathematician by Constance Reid Constance Reid( Book )
 HilbertCourant by Constance Reid Constance Reid( Book )
 Studies and essays presented to R. Courant on his 60th birthday, Jan. 8, 1948 ( Book )
 Courant in Gottingen and New York ( Visual )
 The CourantFriedrichsLewy (CFL) condition 80 years after its discovery by Carlos A. de Moura Carlos A. de Moura( Book )
 Richard Courant by F. G Tricomi F. G Tricomi( Book )
 Mathematical Association of America presents Richard Courant in Cournat in Göttingen and New York ( Visual )
 Göttingen and New Yorkreflections on a life in mathematicsRichard Courant ( Visual )
 Reid, William T., Papers by William T Reid William T Reid( )
 by Niels Bohr Niels Bohr( )
 Courant, Richard 84 ( )
 Abraham Flexner papers by Abraham Flexner Abraham Flexner( )
 Oral history interview with Friedrich Hund by Friedrich Hund Friedrich Hund( )
 Oral history interview with Martin Schwarzschild by Martin Schwarzschild Martin Schwarzschild( )
 Oral history interview with Richard Courant by Richard Courant Richard Courant( )
 Oral history joint interview with James Franck and Hertha SponerFranck by James Franck James Franck( )
 by Edward Uhler Condon Edward Uhler Condon( )
 Oral history interview with Edward Creutz by E Creutz E Creutz( )
 Papers, 18821966 by James Franck James Franck( )
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Most widely held works by
Richard Courant
What is Mathematics? An elementary approach to ideas and methods
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Richard Courant(
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178 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,359 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 FourColor 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
178 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,359 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 FourColor 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
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Richard Courant(
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277 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,450 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
277 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,450 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
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Richard Courant(
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132 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,327 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
132 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,327 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
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Richard Courant(
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119 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,631 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 halfJewish 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 BMOfunctions (bounded mean oscillations). Fritz John's work exemplifies the unity of mathematics as well as its elegance and its beauty. (J. Moser)
119 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,631 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 halfJewish 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 BMOfunctions (bounded mean oscillations). Fritz John's work exemplifies the unity of mathematics as well as its elegance and its beauty. (J. Moser)
Methoden der mathematischen Physik
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Richard Courant(
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133 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
133 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supersonic flow and shock waves
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Richard Courant(
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71 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendices and remarks after some chapters
71 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendices and remarks after some chapters
Vorlesungen über allgemeine Funktionentheorie und elliptische Funktionen
by
Adolf Hurwitz(
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69 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With an additional article by R. Courant: Geometrische Funktionentheorie
69 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 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
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Richard Courant(
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48 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
48 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods of mathematical physics
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Richard Courant(
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59 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
59 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über Differential und Integralrechnung
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Richard Courant(
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77 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
77 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculus of variations : with supplementary notes and exercises, 19451946
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Richard Courant(
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34 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
34 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über Differential und Integralrechnung
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Richard Courant(
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34 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
34 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory of functions of a complex variable
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Richard Courant(
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28 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über Differential und Integralrechnung
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Richard Courant(
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28 editions published between 1929 and 1972 in German and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1929 and 1972 in German and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über die entwicklung der mathematik im 19. jahrhundert
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Felix Klein(
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19 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anschauliche geometrie
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David Hilbert(
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2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculus of variations, and supplementary notes and exercises, 19451946
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Richard Courant(
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21 editions published between 1953 and 1962 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1953 and 1962 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advanced methods in applied mathematics; lecture course
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Richard Courant(
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10 editions published in 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to calculus and analysis
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Richard Courant(
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25 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methoden der mathematischen Physik
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Richard Courant(
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13 editions published between 1937 and 1943 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1937 and 1943 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Related Identities
 Hilbert, David 18621943 Author Contributor
 Robbins, Herbert
 John, Fritz 19101994
 Reid, Constance Author
 McShane, E. J. (Edward James) 1904 Translator Author
 Friedrichs, K. O. (Kurt Otto) 19011983 Author
 Stewart, Ian 1945 Editor
 Hurwitz, Adolf 18591919 Author
 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
 CohnVossen, S. (Stephan) 19021936 Other Editor Creator
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Aerodynamics, Supersonic Atomic theory Bethe, Hans A.(Hans Albrecht), Bohr, Niels, Calculus Calculus, Integral Calculus of variations Computer scienceMathematics Conformal mapping Courant, Richard, Differential calculus Differential equations, Partial Dirichlet principle Einstein, Albert, Elliptic functions Engineering mathematics Functions Functions, Special Functions of complex variables Gas dynamics Geometry Geometry, NonEuclidean Global analysis (Mathematics) Global differential geometry Information theory Integral domains Mathematical analysis Mathematical physics Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsPhilosophy MathematicsStudy and teaching Mechanics Minimal surfaces Nonlinear theories Nuclear physics Number theory Numerical analysis Plateau's problem Princeton University Quantum theory Science Shock waves Surfaces, Representation of Teller, Edward, Topology United States Universität Göttingen Voigt, Woldemar, Von Neumann, John,
Alternative Names
CourantFriedrichs 18881972
CourantHilbert 18881972
Courant, R.
Courant, R. 18881972
Courant, R. (Richard), 18881972.
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Kūran, R. 18881972
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Курант, Р 18881972
קוראנט, ריכרד 18881972
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