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Davis, Philip J. 1923-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 716 publications in 11 languages and 20,137 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Miscellanea  Biography  Fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QA8.4, 510
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Most widely held works by Philip J Davis
The mathematical experience by Philip J Davis( Book )

173 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,334 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 1,900 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 )

56 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of numerical integration by Philip J Davis( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of Numerical Integration, Second Edition describes the theoretical and practical aspects of major methods of numerical integration. Numerical integration is the study of how the numerical value of an integral can be found. This book contains six chapters and begins with a discussion of the basic principles and limitations of numerical integration. The succeeding chapters present the approximate integration rules and formulas over finite and infinite intervals. These topics are followed by a review of error analysis and estimation, as well as the application of functional analysis to numerical integration. A chapter describes the approximate integration in two or more dimensions. The final chapter looks into the goals and processes of automatic integration, with particular attention to the application of Tschebyscheff polynomials. This book will be of great value to theoreticians and computer programmers
Interpolation and approximation by Philip J Davis( Book )

42 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 1,053 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 )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 768 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 721 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 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circulant matrices by Philip J Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 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 536 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 460 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 382 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 329 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 )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a mathematical potpourri. Its material originated in classroom presentations, formal lectures, sections of earlier books, book reviews, or just things written by the author for his own pleasure. Written in a nontechnical fashion, this book expresses the unique vision and attitude of the author towards the role of mathematics in society. It contains observations or incidental remarks on mathematics, its nature, its impacts on education and science and technology, its personalities and philosophies. The book is directed towards the math buffs of the world and, more generally, toward
Thomas Gray in Copenhagen : in which the philosopher cat meets the ghost of Hans Christian Andersen by Philip J Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 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
Mathematics, substance, and surmise : views on the meaning and ontology of mathematics by Ernest Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeen thought-provoking and engaging essays in this collection present readers with a wide range of diverse perspectives on the ontology of mathematics. The essays address such questions as: What kind of things are mathematical objects? What kinds of assertions do mathematical statements make? How do people think and speak about mathematics? How does society use mathematics? How have our answers to these questions changed over the last two millennia, and how might they change again in the future? The authors include mathematicians, philosophers, computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, sociologists, educators, and mathematical historians; each brings their own expertise and insights to the discussion. Contributors to this volume: Jeremy Avigad Jody Azzouni David H. Bailey David Berlinski Jonathan M. Borwein Ernest Davis Philip J. Davis Donald Gillies Jeremy Gray Jesper Lützen Ursula Martin Kay L. O'Halloran Alison Pease Steven T. Piantadosi Lance J. Rips Micah T. Ross Nathalie Sinclair John Stillwell Helen Verran
 
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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 editionThomas Gray in Copenhagen : in which the philosopher cat meets the ghost of Hans Christian Andersen