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Davis, Philip J. 1923-

Overview
Works: 81 works in 706 publications in 11 languages and 20,097 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Miscellanea  Biography  Fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QA8.4, 510
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Most widely held works about Philip J Davis
 
Most widely held works by Philip J Davis
The mathematical experience by Philip J Davis( Book )

171 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of mathematics, offers profiles of major mathematicians and their discoveries, and looks at the philosophy of mathematics
Descartes' dream : the world according to mathematics by Philip J Davis( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the impact that mathematics and computers have on our intellectual and emotional lives
The lore of large numbers by Philip J Davis( Book )

53 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of numerical integration by Philip J Davis( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpolation and approximation by Philip J Davis( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3.1416 and all that by Philip J Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematics of matrices; a first book of matrix theory and linear algebra by Philip J Davis( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical encounters of the second kind by Philip J Davis( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip J. Davis has won numerous awards for his scientific writing, among them the National Book Award. Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind is a joyful memoir of the author's encounters, some actual and some fictional, with a number of mathematicians and historical figures. For instance, few people know that Napoleon Bonaparte of France, Lord Rothschild of England, and Queen Hortense of the Netherlands had in common an interest in mathematical talent. Fewer still know the influence that that interest had on their lives and on the lives of others of their respective times. And only Davis knows that, were it not for one of them, he might never have developed the interest in mathematics that has led him to a life of creating and applying mathematics and writing about it for his peers, his students, and a wide range of intellectually curious readers." "Davis' message is that an interest in mathematics can, like any activity of the human mind, bring people into contact with each other over centuries, over oceans, and over cultural separations. He came to realize that mathematics goes beyond the scientific and technological needs of society, and can serve as a social connection among people of diverse origins, abilities, and stations in life. He turns, in his correspondence and travels, some surprising corners, sharing with us his encounters with a world of academics, politicians, writers, and even spies, all connected through some of the simplest, yet most profound ideas in mathematics." "What emerges is an entertaining and informative portrayal of an occupation that is not well understood or is misconceived by the rest of the world. The general reader will find that little mathematical knowledge is required to join and to enjoy the commentary and the fun of the encounters."--Jacket
The Schwarz function and its applications by Philip J Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No way : the nature of the impossible by Philip J Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is possible and impossible in mountaineering, biology, medicine, chemistry, artificial intelligence, technology, physics, mathematics, law, politics, economics, psychology, education, poetry, music, philosophy
Numerical integration by Philip J Davis( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circulant matrices by Philip J Davis( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thread : a mathematical yarn by Philip J Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirals : from Theodorus to chaos by Philip J Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gray, philosopher cat by Philip J Davis( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics and common sense : a case of creative tension by Philip J Davis( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The companion guide to The mathematical experience, study edition by Philip J Davis( Book )

18 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unity and disunity and other mathematical essays by Philip J Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gray in Copenhagen : in which the philosopher cat meets the ghost of Hans Christian Andersen by Philip J Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Lucas Fysst of Cambridge University and Thomas Gray, the philosopher cat, travel to Copenhagen to attend a conference on whether animals have souls. While there, they undertake a hunt for a lost manuscript by Hans Christian Andersen. The two communicate by looks and gestures
The education of a mathematician by Philip J Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis' memoir chronicles 80 years of mathematics history, and includes his philosophical views on the role of mathematics in war and peace and the interaction between mathematics and society. He speculates about the future of mathematics in light of recent technological possibilities
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, P. J.

Davis, P. J. 1923-

Davis, P. J. (Philip J.), 1923-

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Descartes' dream : the world according to mathematicsThe lore of large numbersMethods of numerical integrationInterpolation and approximationMathematical encounters of the second kindThomas Gray, philosopher catMathematics and common sense : a case of creative tensionThe companion guide to The mathematical experience, study edition