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Rota, Gian-Carlo 1932-1999

Works: 199 works in 849 publications in 5 languages and 15,605 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 )

86 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a volume of essays and reviews that delightfully explore mathematics in all its moods - from the light and the witty, and humorous to serious, rational, and cerebral. Topics include: logic, combinatorics, statistics, economics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and applications of mathematics broadly. You will also find history and philosophy covered, including discussion of the work of Ulam, Kant, Heidegger among others." ... these papers reflect on mathematics and its influence on human society. They can help the specialist to notice what is going on around him, and they may lead educated people from other domains to a better understanding of mathematics. Many of these papers can advise educators how to form a modern mathematics education, which develops approved ideas and institutions ... I admire the stimulating perspectives of the authors."--American Mathematical Society "'Mathematicians, like Proust and everyone else, are at their best when writing about their first love' ... They are among the very best we have; and their best is very good indeed. ... One approaches this book with high hopes. Happily, one is not disappointed."--The Mathematical Intelligencer "Mathematics is shaped by the consistent concerns and styles of powerful minds -three of which are represented here. Kac's work is marked by deep commitment and breadth of inquiry. Rota is the easiest of these authors to read ... a delight: witty and urbane, with a clear and interesting agenda and an astonishing intellectual range. To read him is to be a part of a pleasant and rewarding conversation.-Mathematics Magazine
A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays by N Metropolis( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 1,040 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 965 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 763 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 662 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 545 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 535 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 held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite operator calculus by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 405 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 379 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 represents a fascinating view of the future as seen by some of the remarkable men who were here over 40 years ago. It makes it quite clear that we are still in the dawn of physics-the excitement and challenge that lie ahead are extraordinary. We also get a glimpse of where these remarkable men have been since the end of Project Y of the Manhattan Project and where they see the future directions for physics. <br>This book comprises 20 chapters, with the first being an introductory chapter describing Los Alamos in the 1980s. The following chapters go on to discuss tiny
Studies in foundations and combinatorics( Book )

15 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 319 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 317 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 312 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 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in algebraic topology( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in algebra and number theory( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays
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
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-

Rota, Gian Carlo 1932-1999

Джан-Карло Рота итальяно-американский математик и философ

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