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Fri Mar 21 17:15:41 2014 UTClccn-n791004880.25Lewis Carroll in numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits /0.480.79Edge-colourings of graphs /98306516Robin_Wilson_(mathematician)n 79100488332604Uilson, R.Uilson, R. 1943-Wilson, R.Wilson, R. J.Wilson, R. J. 1943-Wilson, R. J. (Robin J.)Wilson, R. J. (Robin J.), 1943-Wilson, R. J. (Robin James), 1943-Wilson, Robin.Wilson, Robin, 1943-Wilson, Robin J.Wilson, Robin J., 1943-....Wilson, Robin JamesWilson, Robin James, 1943-ウィルソン, R. Jウィルソン, ロビンlccn-n87939410Anderson, Marlow1950-edtlccn-n91000580Katz, Victor J.edtlccn-n79067394Beineke, Lowell W.edtlccn-n92122461Flood, Raymondctbedtlccn-n80088844Fauvel, Johnctbedtlccn-n79056546Carroll, Lewis1832-1898lccn-n80019543Sullivan, Arthur1842-1900lccn-n50011216Biggs, Normanlccn-n82216520Lloyd, E. Keithlccn-n80045872Gilbert, W. S.(William Schwenck)1836-1911Wilson, Robin J.HistoryBiographySourcesConference proceedingsCriticism, interpretation, etcMathematicsGraph theoryMathematiciansCarroll, Lewis,Mathematical recreationsFour-color problemMusical temperamentMusic theory--MathematicsPostage stampsGermanyAstronomersMöbius, August Ferdinand,Combinatorial analysisMap-coloring problemEngland--OxfordMathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)Combinatorial geometryUniversity of OxfordCombinatorial designs and configurationsGreat BritainCartographyProof theoryMusic--MathematicsAstronomyMathematical optimizationTrees (Graph theory)MatricesMusic--Instruction and studyAlgorithmsGilbert, W. S.--(William Schwenck),Sullivan, Arthur,D'Oyly Carte Opera Company19431958195919621964196519661968196919701972197319741975197619771978197919821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201418054131648511.5QA21ocn468571143ocn468741104ocn468482840ocn470303715ocn806441960ocn053143834ocn801940512ocn803258559ocn802867206ocn797339820ocn468540474ocn869485893ocn723398926191893ocn000633900book19720.59Wilson, Robin JIntroduction to graph theoryGraph 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+-+284497730513389ocn054028528book20040.37Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical historyHistoryCovering 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+-+619003833512508ocn775429082file20090.35Anderson, MarlowWho Gave You the Epsilon? And Other Tales of Mathematical HistoryHistory+-+5410038335123713ocn227016411book20080.25Wilson, Robin JLewis Carroll in numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fitsBiographyAs 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+-+1275158485112528ocn051730619book20020.33Wilson, Robin JFour colors suffice : how the map problem was solvedHistory"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+-+987576641596328ocn002911643book19760.56Biggs, NormanGraph theory 1736-1936HistorySources+-+716480346532485019ocn052145428book20030.50Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractalsCriticism, interpretation, etc"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 fields 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 music and mathematics are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, and modern compositional techniques."--BOOK JACKET+-+123660346565617ocn056138132file20010.39Wilson, Robin JStamping through mathematicsHistory"The book contains almost four hundred postage stamps relating to mathematics, ranging from the earliest forms of counting to the modern computer age. Featured are many of the mathematicians who contributed to this story - influential figures, such as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton and Einstein - and some of the areas whose study aided this development - such as navigation, astronomy and art." "The stamps appear enlarged and in full colour with full historical commentary, and are listed at the end of the book."--BOOK JACKET+-+34943423856131ocn010751278book19840.27Wilson, Robin JGilbert & Sullivan : the official D'Oyly Carte picture history59811ocn027264636book19930.53Möbius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in nineteenth-century GermanyHistoryBiographyMost 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+-+341480346532453819ocn004952495book19780.66Beineke, Lowell WSelected topics in graph theoryTopological graph theory; The proof of the heawood conjecture; The appel-haken of the four-color theorem; Edge-colorings of graphs; Hamiltonian graphs; Tournaments; The reconstruction problem; Minimax theorems in graph theory; Line graphs and line digraphs; Eigenvalues of graphs; Strongly regular graphs; Ramsey graph theory50427ocn042762095book20000.50Aldous, Joan MGraphs and applications : an introductory approach"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+-+K40788703641310ocn007552522book19790.70Wilson, Robin JApplications of graph theory3857ocn012550733book19820.70Wilson, Robin JApplications of combinatoricsConference proceedings37117ocn019739538book19890.47Wilson, Robin JGraphs : an introductory approach : a first course in discrete mathematics+-+990061629536712ocn040331113book19990.56Wilson, Robin JMathematical conversations : selections from the mathematical intelligencerThis volume contains approximately fifty articles that were published in "The Mathematical Intelligencer" during its first eighteen years. The selection exhibits the wide variety of attractive articles that have appeared over the years, ranging from general interest articles of a historical nature to lucid expositions of important current discoveries. The articles are introduced by the editors+-+813134238534311ocn054974510book20040.76Beineke, Lowell WTopics in algebraic graph theory"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+-+924653670532010ocn003776838book19770.79Fiorini, StanleyEdge-colourings of graphs3146ocn041966992book19990.76Fauvel, JohnOxford figures : 800 years of the mathematical sciencesHistory"This is the story of the intellectual and social life of a community, and of its interactions with the wider world. For 800 years mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This book reveals the richness and influence of Oxford's mathematical tradition and the characters who helped to shape it."--BOOK JACKET+-+745870346530912ocn011044994book19840.79Holroyd, F. CGeometrical combinatorics+-+1275158485+-+1275158485Fri Mar 21 15:58:49 EDT 2014batch27682