Davis, Philip J. 1923
Overview
Works:  73 works in 679 publications in 11 languages and 19,830 library holdings 

Genres:  History Popular works Miscellanea Biography Fiction Conference papers and proceedings Humor 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor 
Classifications:  QA8.4, 510 
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Most widely held works about
Philip J Davis
 The education of a mathematician by Philip J Davis( Book )
 The thread : a mathematical yarn by Philip J Davis( Book )
 Davis, Philip, Mathematician Autograph Collection by Philip J Davis( )
Most widely held works by
Philip J Davis
The mathematical experience by
Philip J Davis(
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187 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of mathematics, offers profiles of major mathematicians and their discoveries, and looks at the philosophy of mathematics
187 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,520 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(
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48 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the impact that mathematics and computers have on our intellectual and emotional lives
48 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the impact that mathematics and computers have on our intellectual and emotional lives
Methods of numerical integration by
Philip J Davis(
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68 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains refereed papers and extended abstracts of papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop entitled 'Numerical Integration: Recent Developments, Software and Applications', held at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, August 1115, 1986. The Workshop was attended by thirtysix scientists from eleven NATO countries. Thirteen invited lectures and twentytwo contributed lectures were presented, of which twentyfive appear in full in this volume, together with extended abstracts of the remaining ten. It is more than ten years since the last workshop of this nature was held, in Los Alamos in 1975. Many developments have occurred in quadrature in the intervening years, and it seemed an opportune time to bring together again researchers in this area. The development of QUADPACK by Piessens, de Doncker, Uberhuber and Kahaner has changed the focus of research in the area of one dimensional quadrature from the construction of new rules to an emphasis on reliable robust software. There has been a dramatic growth in interest in the testing and evaluation of software, stimulated by the work of Lyness and Kaganove, Einarsson, and Piessens. The earlier research of Patterson into Kronrod extensions of Gauss rules, followed by the work of Monegato, and Piessens and Branders, has greatly increased interest in Gaussbased formulas for onedimensional integration
68 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains refereed papers and extended abstracts of papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop entitled 'Numerical Integration: Recent Developments, Software and Applications', held at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, August 1115, 1986. The Workshop was attended by thirtysix scientists from eleven NATO countries. Thirteen invited lectures and twentytwo contributed lectures were presented, of which twentyfive appear in full in this volume, together with extended abstracts of the remaining ten. It is more than ten years since the last workshop of this nature was held, in Los Alamos in 1975. Many developments have occurred in quadrature in the intervening years, and it seemed an opportune time to bring together again researchers in this area. The development of QUADPACK by Piessens, de Doncker, Uberhuber and Kahaner has changed the focus of research in the area of one dimensional quadrature from the construction of new rules to an emphasis on reliable robust software. There has been a dramatic growth in interest in the testing and evaluation of software, stimulated by the work of Lyness and Kaganove, Einarsson, and Piessens. The earlier research of Patterson into Kronrod extensions of Gauss rules, followed by the work of Monegato, and Piessens and Branders, has greatly increased interest in Gaussbased formulas for onedimensional integration
The lore of large numbers by
Philip J Davis(
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50 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
50 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interpolation and approximation by
Philip J Davis(
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39 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
39 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3.1416 and all that by
Philip J Davis(
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22 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematics of matrices; a first book of matrix theory and linear algebra by
Philip J Davis(
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25 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical encounters of the second kind by
Philip J Davis(
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15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 804 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
15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 804 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(
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19 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No way : the nature of the impossible by
Philip J Davis(
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7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 730 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
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 730 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
Circulant matrices by
Philip J Davis(
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26 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thread : a mathematical yarn by
Philip J Davis(
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14 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spirals : from Theodorus to chaos by
Philip J Davis(
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12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Gray, philosopher cat by
Philip J Davis(
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13 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics and common sense : a case of creative tension by
Philip J Davis(
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14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Title Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Letters to Christina: Answers to Frequen; Letters to Christina: Second Round; What Is Mathematics?; Mathematics and Common Sense: Relations ; How Common Sense Impacts Mathematical Re; Where Is Mathematical Knowledge Lodged, ; What Is Mathematical Intuition?; Are People Hard Wired to Do Mathematics?; Why Counting Is Impossible; Quantification in Today's World; When Should One Add Two Numbers?; Mathematics Brings Forth Entities Whose ; "In Principle We Can...": Mathematical E; Mathematical Proof and Its Discontents
14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Title Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Letters to Christina: Answers to Frequen; Letters to Christina: Second Round; What Is Mathematics?; Mathematics and Common Sense: Relations ; How Common Sense Impacts Mathematical Re; Where Is Mathematical Knowledge Lodged, ; What Is Mathematical Intuition?; Are People Hard Wired to Do Mathematics?; Why Counting Is Impossible; Quantification in Today's World; When Should One Add Two Numbers?; Mathematics Brings Forth Entities Whose ; "In Principle We Can...": Mathematical E; Mathematical Proof and Its Discontents
L'Empire mathématique by
Philip J Davis(
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4 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unity and disunity and other mathematical essays by
Philip J Davis(
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5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Gray in Copenhagen : in which the philosopher cat meets the ghost of Hans Christian Andersen by
Philip J Davis(
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6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 103 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
6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 103 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
Ancient loons : stories David Pingree told me by
Philip J Davis(
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8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of stories, highlighting the lives of important but sometimes lesser known personalities in the history of science are based on conversations and correspondence of the author with the renowned historian David Pingree. Often the author supplements the information with extensive quotes and additional information. His observations shed light on the academic culture and tradition of curiosity, the driving force of research and the congenial atmosphere in academic research that sometimes seems like a thing of the past. The personal touch and wealth of information stimulates readers to explore the unusual with the guidance of authority"
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of stories, highlighting the lives of important but sometimes lesser known personalities in the history of science are based on conversations and correspondence of the author with the renowned historian David Pingree. Often the author supplements the information with extensive quotes and additional information. His observations shed light on the academic culture and tradition of curiosity, the driving force of research and the congenial atmosphere in academic research that sometimes seems like a thing of the past. The personal touch and wealth of information stimulates readers to explore the unusual with the guidance of authority"
The education of a mathematician by
Philip J Davis(
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4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 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
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 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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Related Identities
 Hersh, Reuben 1927 Other
 Rabinowitz, Philip Author of introduction Contributor
 Chinn, William G.
 Marchisotto, Elena
 Park, David 19192012 Editor
 Gautschi, Walter Contributor
 Iserles, A. Contributor
 Davis, Ernest Author Editor
 Hersh, Reubem
 Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian) 18051875
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Algebra American wit and humor Analytic functions Andersen, H. C.(Hans Christian), Approximation theory Cats College teachers Common sense Computers and civilization Computer science Davis, Philip J., DenmarkCopenhagen Descartes, René, EducationPhilosophy Electronic data processing Engineering Geometry, AnalyticPlane Historians History Humanities Information theory Interpolation Knowledge, Theory of Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Mathematical recreations Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsEducation MathematicsPhilosophy MathematicsSocial aspects MathematicsStudy and teaching Matrices Number theory Numerical integration Numerical integrationData processing Philosophy and science Possibility Reasoning Science SciencePhilosophy Social sciences Spirals United States United States.National Bureau of Standards University of Cambridge
Alternative Names
Davis, P. J.
Davis, P. J. 1923
Davis, P. J. (Philip J.), 1923
Davis, Ph.
Davis, Ph 1923
Davis, Philip 1923
Davis, Philip J.
Davis, Philip Jacob.
Davis, Philip Jacob 1923
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Philip J. Davis mathématicien américain
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데이비스, 필립 J
デーヴィス, フィリップ J.
デービス, P. J
デービス, フィリップ
フィリップ・J・デイヴィス
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