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Rota, Gian-Carlo 1932-1999

Works: 181 works in 744 publications in 4 languages and 15,498 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Creator, pre
Classifications: QA164, 510
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Most widely held works by Gian-Carlo Rota
Ordinary differential equations by Garrett Birkhoff( Book )

77 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays by N Metropolis( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 980 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
Discrete thoughts : essays on mathematics, science, and philosophy by Mark Kac( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 840 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
Uncommon sense by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 757 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 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiscrete thoughts by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiscrete Thoughts 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 as well as of the American university. Cherished myths are debunked along the way as Gian-Carlo Rota takes pleasure in portraying, warts and all, some of the great scientific personalities of the period "Stanislav Ulam (who, together with Edward Teller, signed the patent application for the hydrogen bomb), Solomon Lefschetz (Chairman in the 1950s of the Princeton mathematics department), William Feller (one of the founders of modern probability theory), Jack Schwartz (one of the founders of computer science), and many others. Rota is not afraid of controversy. Some readers may even consider these essays indiscreet. After the publication of the essay "The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics upon Philosophy" (reprinted six times in five languages) the author was blacklisted in analytical philosophy circles. Indiscrete Thoughts should become an instant classic and the subject of debate for decades to come. "Read Indiscrete Thoughts for its account of the way we were and what we have become; for its sensible advice and its exuberant rhetoric."--The Mathematical Intelligencer "Learned, thought-provoking, politically incorrect, delighting in paradox, and likely to offend"but everywhere readable and entertaining."--The American Mathematical Monthly "It is about mathematicians, the way they think, and the world in which they live. It is 260 pages of Rota calling it like he sees it ... Readers are bound to find his observations amusing if not insightful. Gian-Carlo Rota has written the sort of book that few mathematicians could write. What will appeal immediately to anyone with an interest in research mathematics are the stories he tells about the practice of modern mathematics."--MAA Reviews
Introduction to geometric probability by Daniel A Klain( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite operator calculus by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in foundations and combinatorics( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic papers in combinatorics by Ira Gessel( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 320 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
Studies in probability and ergodic theory by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 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 )

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

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

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 307 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
Invariant theory and superalgebras by Frank D Grosshans( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in algebra and number theory( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in algebraic topology( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in physics : the Los Alamos 40th anniversary volume by N Metropolis( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Directions In Physics
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 251 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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English (376)

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A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essaysDiscrete thoughts : essays on mathematics, science, and philosophyIndiscrete thoughtsIntroduction to geometric probabilityClassic papers in combinatoricsCombinatorics : the Rota wayFrom combinatorics to philosophy : the legacy of G.-C. Rota