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Rota, Gian-Carlo 1932-1999

Overview
Works: 191 works in 839 publications in 6 languages and 15,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, pre
Classifications: QA164, 510
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Most widely held works by Gian-Carlo Rota
Ordinary differential equations by Garrett Birkhoff( Book )

83 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
Discrete thoughts : essays on mathematics, science, and philosophy by Mark Kac( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a volume of essays and reviews that delightfully explores mathematics in all its moods from the light and the witty, and humorous to serious, rational, and cerebral. These beautifully written articles from three great modern mathematicians will provide a source for supplemental reading for almost any math class. Topics include: logic, combinatorics, statistics, economics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and broad applications of mathematics. Readers will also find coverage of history and philosophy, including discussion of the work of Ulam, Kant, and Heidegger, among others
A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays by N Metropolis( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indhold: Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: The human side; Part 3: The languages; Part 4: The machines; Part 5: The places
Indiscrete thoughts by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book gives a glimpse into a world that has seldom been described - that of science and technology as seen through the eyes of a mathematician. The era covered by this book, 1950 to 1990, was surely one of the golden ages of science and of the American university." --WorldCat
Uncommon sense by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I think that we will not be very successful in discouraging other power from this course [of a nuclear military program] unless we show, by our own example and conviction, that we regard nuclear armament as a transitory, dangerous, and degrading phase of the worlds history" These words could have been said today; that they were said more than twenty years ago, by one of the "fathers" of the atom bomb, gives them even greater impact. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a leading physicist in the Manhattan Project, recognized that scientific inquiry and discovery could no longer be separated from their effect on political decision-making, social responsibility, and human endeavor in general. He openly addressed issues of common concern and as a scientist accepted the responsibility brought about by nuclear physics. This collection of essays and speeches, only a few of which have been previously published, presents an extraordinary thinker and scientist as well as a compassionate human being. No issue is too small or too large if it is in some way connected to the emergence of a weapon as terrible and powerful as the atom bomb. Oppenheimer discusses the shift in scientific awareness and its impact on education, the question of openness in a society forced to keep secrets, the conflict between individual concerns and public and political necessity, the future of science and its effects on future politics---in short, the common and uncommon sense we find in our modern day reality. Uncommon Sense presents a responsible scientist and a concerned man who foresaw the problems the discovery of fission would create. And we should no neglect to read between the lines: The peak of Oppenheimers career coincided with the McCarthy era, the repercussions of which strongly affected his personal and professional life. The themes of openness and freedom becomes, therefore, recurring concerns in this collection of essays and speeches
Studies in combinatorics by Tom Brylawski( Book )

16 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to geometric probability by Daniel A Klain( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, computers, and people : from the tree of mathematics by Stanislaw M Ulam( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite operator calculus by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the foundations of combinatorial theory: combinatorial geometries by Henry H Crapo( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorics : the Rota way by Joseph P. S Kung( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gian-Carlo Rota was one of the most original and colourful mathematicians of the 20th century. Written by two of his former students, this book is based on notes from his influential graduate courses and on face-to-face discussions
Classic papers in combinatorics by Ira Gessel( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the development of combinatorics since 1930 by presenting in chronological order the fundamental results of the subject proved in over five decades of original papers by:.-T. van Aardenne-Ehrenfest.-R.L. Brooks.-N.G. de Bruijn.-G.F. Clements.-H.H. Crapo.-R.P. Dilworth.-J. Edmonds.-P. Erds.-L.R. Ford, Jr.-D.R. Fulkerson.-D. Gale.-L. Geissinger.-I.J. Good.-R.L. Graham.-A.W. Hales.-P. Hall.-P.R. Halmos.-R.I. Jewett.-I. Kaplansky.-P.W. Kasteleyn.-G. Katona.-D.J. Kleitman.-K. Leeb.-B. Lindstrm.-L. Lovsz.-D. Lubell.-C. St. J.A. Nash-Williams.-G. Plya.-F.P. Ramsey.-G.C. Rota.-B.L. Rothschild.-H.J. Ryser.-C. Schensted.-M.P. Schtzenberger.-R.P. Stanley.-G. Szekeres.-W.T. Tutte.-H.E. Vaughan.-H. Whitney
New directions in physics : the Los Alamos 40th anniversary volume by N Metropolis( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Directions In Physics
Studies in foundations and combinatorics( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invariant theory and superalgebras by Frank D Grosshans( Book )

17 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings the reader to the frontiers of research in some topics in superalgebras and symbolic method in invariant theory. Superalgebras are algebras containing positively-signed and negatively-signed variables. One of the book's major results is an extension of the standard basis theorem to superalgebras. This extension requires a rethinking of some basic concepts of linear algebra, such as matrices and coordinate systems, and may lead to an extension of the entire apparatus of linear algebra to "signed" modules. The authors also present the symbolic method for the invariant theory of
Studies in probability and ergodic theory by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coupling methods for markov processes; On fluctuations of sums of random variables; Almost-sure invariance principle for branching brownian motion; On operator inequalities and projections; Boundary behavior of laplace-stieltjes transforms with applications to uniformly distributed sequences; Regularities of distribution; Strong liftings on topological measured spaces; Mixing transformations in an infinite measure space; On eventually weakly wandering sequences; Gap sequences and eventually weakly wandering sequences; The breakdown of automorphisms of compact topological groups; On the polynomial uniformity of translations on the n-torus; Generalized torus automorphisms are bernoullian; The isomorphism theorem for generalized Bernoulli Schemes; Measurabletransformations on homogeneous spaces; Ergodic transformations of lebesgue spaces
Studies in analysis( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays dedicated to S.M. Ulam : proceedings of the first Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences by Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in algebra and number theory( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in algebraic topology( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays
Alternative Names
Gian-Carlo Rota Amerikaans wiskundige (1932-1999)

Gian-Carlo Rota amerikansk matematikar

Gian-Carlo Rota amerikansk matematiker

Gian-Carlo Rota italienisch-amerikanischer Mathematiker

Giancarlo Rota matematico e filosofo italiano

Rota, G.-C.

Rota, G.-C. 1932-

Rota, G.-C. 1932-1999

Rota, G.-C. (Gian-Carlo), 1932-

Rota, G.-C. (Gian-Carlo), 1932-1999

Rota, Gian-Carlo

Rota, Gian Carlo 1932-1999

Джан-Карло Рота итальяно-американский математик и философ

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Discrete thoughts : essays on mathematics, science, and philosophyA history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essaysIndiscrete thoughtsIntroduction to geometric probabilityCombinatorics : the Rota wayClassic papers in combinatoricsThe star and the whole : Gian-Carlo Rota on mathematics and phenomenology