Courant, Richard 18881972
Overview
Works:  356 works in 2,378 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 about
Richard Courant
 Courant in Göttingen and New York : the story of an improbable mathematician by Constance Reid( Book )
 HilbertCourant by 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 Courant  Friedrichs  Lewy (CFL) condition : 80 years after its discovery by Carlos A. de Moura( Book )
 Richard Courant by 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 )
 Oral history interview with Martin Schwarzschild by Martin Schwarzschild( )
 Abraham Flexner papers by Abraham Flexner( )
 by Niels Bohr( )
 Courant, Richard( )
 Courant, Richard : 84( )
 Oral history interview with Edward Creutz by E Creutz( )
 Oral history interview with Friedrich Hund by Friedrich Hund( )
 Reid, William T., Papers by William T Reid( )
 Oral history joint interview with James Franck and Hertha SponerFranck by James Franck( )
 Papers, 18821966 by James Franck( )
 Oral history interview with Richard Courant by Richard Courant( )
 by Edward Uhler Condon( )
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Most widely held works by
Richard Courant
What is Mathematics? An elementary approach to ideas and methods by
Richard Courant(
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206 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,353 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."Jacket
206 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,353 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."Jacket
Differential and integral calculus by
Richard Courant(
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512 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,294 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
512 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,294 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(
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146 editions published between 1930 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,971 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
146 editions published between 1930 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,971 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(
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214 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the reviews: "Volume 1 covers a basic course in real analysis of one variable and Fourier series. It is wellillustrated, wellmotivated and very wellprovided 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)
214 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the reviews: "Volume 1 covers a basic course in real analysis of one variable and Fourier series. It is wellillustrated, wellmotivated and very wellprovided 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)
Methoden der mathematischen Physik by
Richard Courant(
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130 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
130 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supersonic flow and shock waves by
Richard Courant(
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82 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendices and remarks after some chapters
82 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(
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75 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With an additional article by R. Courant: Geometrische Funktionentheorie
75 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 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(
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54 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 724 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
54 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 724 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
Methods of mathematical physics by
Richard Courant(
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91 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 315 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
91 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 315 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
Development of mathematics in the 19th century by
Felix Klein(
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46 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
46 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory of functions of a complex variable by
Richard Courant(
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32 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
32 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculus of variations : with supplementary notes and exercises, 19451946 by
Richard Courant(
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32 editions published between 1953 and 1962 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
32 editions published between 1953 and 1962 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methoden der mathematischen Physik by
Richard Courant(
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28 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In diesem Buch, erstmals 1924 bzw. 1937 erschienen, spürt man noch wie am ersten Tag die Frische und Inspiration zweier großer Mathematiker und Lehrer. Hilbert kann man mit Fug und Recht als den letzten Mathematiker bezeichnen, der in allen Gebieten seiner Wissenschaft zu Hause war und in den verschiedensten Bereichen der Mathematik grundlegende neue Erkenntnisse gewann. Seine Resultate haben entscheidend die moderne Auffassung vom Wesen der Mathematik geprägt. Sein Schüler Courant galt und gilt auch heute noch als ein ausgezeichneter Lehrer, der auch schwierigste Materien verständlich darstellen konnte. Das bei Springer erschienene Buch von Courant/Robbins: Was ist Mathematik, kann in diesem Zusammenhang als beispielhaft genannt werden. Alles in allem eine großartige Zusammenfassung der mathematischen Hilfsmittel des Physikers, die auch heute noch viele enthusiastische Leser finden wird
28 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In diesem Buch, erstmals 1924 bzw. 1937 erschienen, spürt man noch wie am ersten Tag die Frische und Inspiration zweier großer Mathematiker und Lehrer. Hilbert kann man mit Fug und Recht als den letzten Mathematiker bezeichnen, der in allen Gebieten seiner Wissenschaft zu Hause war und in den verschiedensten Bereichen der Mathematik grundlegende neue Erkenntnisse gewann. Seine Resultate haben entscheidend die moderne Auffassung vom Wesen der Mathematik geprägt. Sein Schüler Courant galt und gilt auch heute noch als ein ausgezeichneter Lehrer, der auch schwierigste Materien verständlich darstellen konnte. Das bei Springer erschienene Buch von Courant/Robbins: Was ist Mathematik, kann in diesem Zusammenhang als beispielhaft genannt werden. Alles in allem eine großartige Zusammenfassung der mathematischen Hilfsmittel des Physikers, die auch heute noch viele enthusiastische Leser finden wird
Geometry and the imagination by
David Hilbert(
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2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculus of variations, and supplementary notes and exercises, 19451946 by
Richard Courant(
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29 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
29 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advanced methods in applied mathematics; lecture course by
Richard Courant(
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11 editions published in 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Funktionen einer Veränderlichen by
Richard Courant(
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11 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in German and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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11 editions published between 1927 and 1971 in German and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Que es la matematica? : una exposicion elemental de sus ideas y metodos by
Richard Courant(
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22 editions published between 1954 and 1979 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1954 and 1979 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the calculus and its conceptual development : (The concepts of the calculus) by
Carl B Boyer(
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11 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 62 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
11 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 62 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
Studies and essays : presented to R. Courant on his 60th birthday, January 8, 1948 by
Richard Courant(
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12 editions published in 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 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 Adapter Editor
 Hurwitz, Adolf 18591919 Author
 CohnVossen, S. (Stephan) 19021936 Other Editor Creator
 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
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Aerodynamics, Supersonic Air flow Atomic theory Bohr, Niels, Born, Max, Calculus Calculus, Integral Calculus of variations Computers Computer scienceMathematics Conformal mapping Courant, Richard, Differential calculus Differential equations, Partial Dirichlet principle Einstein, Albert, Elliptic functions Engineering mathematics Franck, James, Friedrichs, K. O.(Kurt Otto), Functions Functions of complex variables Gas dynamics Geometry Geometry, NonEuclidean Heisenberg, Werner, Hilbert, David, Information theory Integral domains Lewy, Hans, Mathematical analysis Mathematical physics Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsPhilosophy MathematicsStudy and teaching Minimal surfaces Nonlinear theories Nuclear physics Numerical analysis Physics Plateau's problem Quantum theory Science Shock waves Sommerfeld, Arnold, Surfaces, Representation of Teller, Edward, Topology United States
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