Wilson, Robin J.
Overview
Works:  132 works in 864 publications in 9 languages and 21,719 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Sources Puzzles and games Pictorial works Conference papers and proceedings Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other, Adapter, Contributor, Creator 
Classifications:  QA166, 511.5 
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Most widely held works by
Robin J Wilson
Introduction to graph theory by
Robin J Wilson(
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149 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,123 WorldCat member 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
149 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,123 WorldCat member 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(
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24 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Wilson demonstrates, Carrollwho published serious, if occasionally eccentric, works in the fields of geometry, logic, and algebramade 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
24 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Wilson demonstrates, Carrollwho published serious, if occasionally eccentric, works in the fields of geometry, logic, and algebramade 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
Four colors suffice : how the map problem was solved by
Robin J Wilson(
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37 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member 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 problemsolvers, 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 farflung 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."Jacket
37 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member 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 problemsolvers, 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 farflung 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."Jacket
Graph theory 17361936 by
Norman Biggs(
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38 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
38 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractals by
John Fauvel(
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27 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member 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 wideranging, 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."Jacket
27 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member 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 wideranging, 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."Jacket
Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical history by
Marlow Anderson(
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14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member 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
14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member 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
Möbius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in nineteenthcentury Germany(
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13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most people have heard of the Mobius band. But the work and influence of August Mobius are more farreaching 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
13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most people have heard of the Mobius band. But the work and influence of August Mobius are more farreaching 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
Gilbert & Sullivan : the official D'Oyly Carte picture history by
Robin J Wilson(
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5 editions published in 1984 in English and French and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1984 in English and French and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graphs and applications : an introductory approach by
Joan M Aldous(
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32 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member 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."Jacket
32 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member 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."Jacket
Selected topics in graph theory by
Lowell W Beineke(
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17 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topological graph theory; The proof of the heawood conjecture; The appelhaken of the fourcolor theorem; Edgecolorings 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 theory
17 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topological graph theory; The proof of the heawood conjecture; The appelhaken of the fourcolor theorem; Edgecolorings 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 theory
Who gave you the epsilon? : and other tales of mathematical history by
Marlow Anderson(
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10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who Gave You the Epsilon? is a sequel to the MAA bestselling book, Sherlock Holmes in Babylon. Like its predecessor, this book is a collection of articles on the history of mathematics from the MAA journals, in many cases written by distinguished mathematicians (such as G H Hardy and B. van der Waerden), with commentary by the editors. Whereas the former book covered the history of mathematics from earliest times up to the eighteenth century and was organized chronologically, the 40 articles in this book are organized thematically and continue the story into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The topics covered in the book are analysis and applied mathematics, Geometry, topology and foundations, Algebra and number theory, and Surveys. Each chapter is preceded by a Foreword, giving the historical background and setting and the scene, and is followed by an Afterword, reporting on advances in our historical knowledge and understanding since the articles first appeared
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who Gave You the Epsilon? is a sequel to the MAA bestselling book, Sherlock Holmes in Babylon. Like its predecessor, this book is a collection of articles on the history of mathematics from the MAA journals, in many cases written by distinguished mathematicians (such as G H Hardy and B. van der Waerden), with commentary by the editors. Whereas the former book covered the history of mathematics from earliest times up to the eighteenth century and was organized chronologically, the 40 articles in this book are organized thematically and continue the story into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The topics covered in the book are analysis and applied mathematics, Geometry, topology and foundations, Algebra and number theory, and Surveys. Each chapter is preceded by a Foreword, giving the historical background and setting and the scene, and is followed by an Afterword, reporting on advances in our historical knowledge and understanding since the articles first appeared
Applications of graph theory by
Robin J Wilson(
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13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorics : ancient and modern by
Robin J Wilson(
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21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This history of mathematics is a wellstudied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to have been largely overlooked. This book goes some way to redress this and serves two main purposes: it constitutes the first booklength survey of the history of combinatorics, and it assembles, for the first time in a single source, researches on the history of combinatorics that would otherwise be inaccessible to the general reader.  from dust jacket
21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This history of mathematics is a wellstudied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to have been largely overlooked. This book goes some way to redress this and serves two main purposes: it constitutes the first booklength survey of the history of combinatorics, and it assembles, for the first time in a single source, researches on the history of combinatorics that would otherwise be inaccessible to the general reader.  from dust jacket
Graphs : an introductory approach : a first course in discrete mathematics by
Robin J Wilson(
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24 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical conversations : selections from the mathematical intelligencer by
Robin Wilson(
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10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 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
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 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
Applications of combinatorics by
Robin J Wilson(
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12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topics in algebraic graph theory by
Lowell W Beineke(
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14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book contains ten expository chapters written by acknowledged international experts in the field. Their wellwritten 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
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book contains ten expository chapters written by acknowledged international experts in the field. Their wellwritten 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
Stamping through mathematics by
Robin J Wilson(
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24 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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."Jacket
24 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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."Jacket
Oxford figures : eight centuries of the mathematical sciences by
John Fauvel(
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10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical tradition at Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and Oxford scholars have been at the forefront of mathematical research for the past eight centuries. This is the story of the intellectual and social life of this community, and of its interactions with the wider world
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical tradition at Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and Oxford scholars have been at the forefront of mathematical research for the past eight centuries. This is the story of the intellectual and social life of this community, and of its interactions with the wider world
Graphs and their uses by
Øystein Ore(
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19 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1963 Oystein Ore wrote this classic volume, which was published in the New Mathematical Library Series. This elegant book has provided students and teachers with an excellent introduction to the field of graph theory for close to thirty years. Robin Wilson's revision adds strength to the book by updating the terminology and notation, bringing them in line with contemporary usage. Wilson has added new material on interval graphs, the traveling salesman problem, bracing frameworks, shortest route problems, and coloring maps on surfaces. Most of the diagrams in the book have been redrawn
19 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1963 Oystein Ore wrote this classic volume, which was published in the New Mathematical Library Series. This elegant book has provided students and teachers with an excellent introduction to the field of graph theory for close to thirty years. Robin Wilson's revision adds strength to the book by updating the terminology and notation, bringing them in line with contemporary usage. Wilson has added new material on interval graphs, the traveling salesman problem, bracing frameworks, shortest route problems, and coloring maps on surfaces. Most of the diagrams in the book have been redrawn
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Alternative Names
Robin James Wilson
Robin Wilson britischer Mathematiker, Autor und Mathematikhistoriker
Robin Wilson britisk matematiker
Robin Wilson Brits wiskundige
Uilson, 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
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Робин Вильсон
رابین ویلسون
روبن ويلسون
윌슨, 로빈
윌슨, 로빈 J
윌슨, 로빈 제임스
ウィルソン, R. J.
ウィルソン, ロビン
ウイルソン, ロビン J.
羅賓·威爾遜
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