Wilson, Robin J.
Most widely held works by Robin J Wilson
Introduction to graph theory by Robin J Wilson ( Book )
65 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Graph theory has recently emerged as a subject in its own right, as well as being an important mathematical tool in such diverse subjects as operational research, chemistry, sociology and genetics. This book provides an introduction to graph theory.
Lewis Carroll in numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits by Robin J Wilson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
As Wilson demonstrates, Carroll--who published serious, if occasionally eccentric, works in the fields of geometry, logic, and algebra--made significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas. --from publisher description.
Graph theory 1736-1936 by Norman Biggs ( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Four colors suffice : how the map problem was solved by Robin J Wilson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
"On October 23, 1852, Professor Augustus De Morgan wrote a letter to a colleague, unaware that he was launching one of the most famous mathematical conundrums in history - one that would confound thousands of puzzlers for more than a century. This is the amazing story of how the "map problem" was solved." "The problem posed in the letter came from a former student: What is the least possible number of colors needed to fill in any map (real or invented) so that neighboring countries are always colored differently? This deceptively simple question was of minimal interest to cartographers, who saw little need to limit how many colors they used. But the problems set off a frenzy among professional mathematicians and amateur problem-solvers, among them Lewis Carroll, an astronomer, a botanist, an obsessive golfer, the Bishop of London, a man who set his watch only once a year, a California traffic cop, and a bridegroom who spent his honeymoon coloring maps. In their pursuit of the solution, mathematicians painted maps on doughnuts and horseshoes and played with patterned soccer balls and the great rhombicubotedron." "It would be more than one hundred years (and countless colored maps) later before the result was finally established. Even then, difficult questions remained, and the intricate solution - which involved no fewer than 1,200 hours of computer time - was greeted with as much dismay as enthusiasm." "Providing a clear and elegant explanation of the problem and the proof, Robin Wilson tells how a seemingly innocuous question baffled great minds and stimulated exciting mathematics with far-flung applications. This is the entertaining story of those who failed to prove, and those who ultimately did prove, that four colors do indeed suffice to color any map."--BOOK JACKET.
Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractals ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
"From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wide ranging, comprehensive and fully-illustrated papers, authored by leading scholars, presents the link between these two subjects in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects, as well as the general reader with an interest in music. Physical, theoretical, physiological, acoustic, compositional, and analytical relationships between mathematics and music are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, bell-ringing and modern compositional techniques."--Book cover.
Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical history ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Covering a span of almost 4000 years, from the ancient Babylonians to the eighteenth century, this collection chronicles the enormous changes in mathematical thinking over this time, as viewed by distinguished historians of mathematics from the past and the present. Each of the four sections of the book (Ancient Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Mathematics, The Seventeenth Century, The Eighteenth Century) is preceded by a Foreword, in which the articles are put into historical context, and followed by an Afterword, in which they are reviewed in the light of current historical scholarship. In more than one case, two articles on the same topic are included, to show how knowledge and views about the topic changed over the years. This book will be enjoyed by anyone interested in mathematics and its history - and in particular by mathematics teachers at secondary, college, and university levels.
Gilbert & Sullivan : the official D'Oyly Carte picture history by Robin J Wilson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Stamping through mathematics by Robin J Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Möbius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in nineteenth-century Germany ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Most people have heard of the Mobius band. But the work and influence of August Mobius are more far-reaching than a topological toy. For some fifty years of the nineteenth century, August Mobius taught astronomy and researched in mathematics at Leipzig University. During those years, which saw the German nation move towards unification, German mathematics developed into the most powerful and influential in the world and German astronomers became the world leaders. How did this come about? In this fascinating, richly illustrated, and accessible book, leading scholars assess the contribution of Mobius and others of his time to the practice of mathematics and astronomy today. Mobius and his band has been written for all those interested in the historical development of ideas and their legacy, and thus both the general reader and specialists in particular fields will find much of interest.
Selected topics in graph theory ( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Graphs and applications : an introductory approach by Joan M Aldous ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
"Graphs and Applications is based on a highly successful Open University course and the authors have paid particular attention to the presentation, clarity and arrangement of the material, making it ideally suited for independent study and classroom use. An important part of learning graph theory is problem solving; for this reason large numbers of examples, problems (with full solutions) and exercises (without solutions) are included. Many chapters also present application case studies."--BOOK JACKET.
Applications of graph theory ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Applications of combinatorics ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Who gave you the epsilon? : and other tales of mathematical history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Mathematical conversations : selections from the mathematical intelligencer ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Graphs : an introductory approach : a first course in discrete mathematics by Robin J Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Topics in algebraic graph theory ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
"This book contains ten expository chapters written by acknowledged international experts in the field. Their well-written contributions have been carefully edited to enhance readability and to standardize the chapter structure, terminology and notation throughout the book. To help the reader, there is an extensive introductory chapter that covers the basic background material in graph theory, linear algebra and group theory. Each chapter concludes with an extensive list of references."--Jacket.
Graph theory and combinatorics ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Edge-colourings of graphs by Stanley Fiorini ( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Geometrical combinatorics ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
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