Weil, André 19061998
Overview
Works:  128 works in 798 publications in 9 languages and 10,818 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree 
Classifications:  QA241, 512.7 
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Most widely held works about
André Weil
 The apprenticeship of a mathematician by André Weil( Book )
 At home with André and Simone Weil by Sylvie Weil( Book )
 Chez les Weil : André et Simone by Sylvie Weil( Book )
 Henri Cartan & André Weil mathématiciens du XXe siècle by Journées mathématiques XUPS( Book )
 André Weil (19061998)( Book )
 The story of maths by Marcus Du Sautoy( Visual )
 Henri Cartan, André Weil, mathématiciens du XXe siècle( Book )
 To infinity and beyond mathematics in modern times( Visual )
 Aurel Wintner papers by Aurel Wintner( )
 Weil, Andre : mathematics( )
 Weil, André( )
 Theosophical values and the theosophical life what are they and how do we practice? by Ralph Hannon( Recording )
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Most widely held works by
André Weil
Number theory : an approach through history from Hammurapi to Legendre by
André Weil(
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58 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Number Theory or arithmetic, as some prefer to call it, is the oldest, purest, liveliest, most elementary yet sophisticated field of mathematics. It is no coincidence that the fundamental science of numbers has come to be known as the "Queen of Mathematics." Indeed some of the most complex conventions of the mathematical mind have evolved from the study of basic problems of number theory. Andr Weil, one of the outstanding contributors to number theory, has written an historical exposition of this subject; his study examines texts that span roughly thirtysix centuries of arithmetical work from an Old Babylonian tablet, datable to the time of Hammurapi to Legendres Essai sur la Thorie des Nombres (1798). Motivated by a desire to present the substance of his field to the educated reader, Weil employs an historical approach in the analysis of problems and evolving methods of number theory and their significance within mathematics. In the course of his study Weil accompanies the reader into the workshops of four major authors of modern number theory (Fermat, Euler, Lagrange and Legendre) and there he conducts a detailed and critical examination of their work. Enriched by a broad coverage of intellectual history, Number Theory represents a major contribution to the understanding of our cultural heritage.  A very unusual book combining thorough philological exactness, keen observation, apt comments of the essential points, picturesque fantasy, enthusiastic love of the subject, and brilliant literary style: a romantic novel of documents. It is both number theory and its history in an inseparable oneness, helping us understand the very roots and the first big stage of progress of this discipline. The author, one of the most prominent number theoristschose to give us a broad perspective of the birth of modern number theory.Periodica Mathematica Hungaria The volume under review ... a discursive, expository, leisurely peek over the shoulders of several great authors in number theoryis perhaps unique in the enthusiasm it has inspired. Mathematical Reviews
58 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Number Theory or arithmetic, as some prefer to call it, is the oldest, purest, liveliest, most elementary yet sophisticated field of mathematics. It is no coincidence that the fundamental science of numbers has come to be known as the "Queen of Mathematics." Indeed some of the most complex conventions of the mathematical mind have evolved from the study of basic problems of number theory. Andr Weil, one of the outstanding contributors to number theory, has written an historical exposition of this subject; his study examines texts that span roughly thirtysix centuries of arithmetical work from an Old Babylonian tablet, datable to the time of Hammurapi to Legendres Essai sur la Thorie des Nombres (1798). Motivated by a desire to present the substance of his field to the educated reader, Weil employs an historical approach in the analysis of problems and evolving methods of number theory and their significance within mathematics. In the course of his study Weil accompanies the reader into the workshops of four major authors of modern number theory (Fermat, Euler, Lagrange and Legendre) and there he conducts a detailed and critical examination of their work. Enriched by a broad coverage of intellectual history, Number Theory represents a major contribution to the understanding of our cultural heritage.  A very unusual book combining thorough philological exactness, keen observation, apt comments of the essential points, picturesque fantasy, enthusiastic love of the subject, and brilliant literary style: a romantic novel of documents. It is both number theory and its history in an inseparable oneness, helping us understand the very roots and the first big stage of progress of this discipline. The author, one of the most prominent number theoristschose to give us a broad perspective of the birth of modern number theory.Periodica Mathematica Hungaria The volume under review ... a discursive, expository, leisurely peek over the shoulders of several great authors in number theoryis perhaps unique in the enthusiasm it has inspired. Mathematical Reviews
Basic number theory by
André Weil(
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53 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Itpzf}JlOV, li~oxov uoq>ZUJlCJ. 7:WV Al(JX., llpoj1. AE(Jj1. The first part of this volume is based on a course taught at Princeton University in 196162; at that time, an excellent set ofnotes was prepared by David Cantor, and it was originally my intention to make these notes available to the mathematical public with only quite minor changes. Then, among some old papers of mine, I accidentally came across a longforgotten manuscript by ChevaIley, of prewar vintage (forgotten, that is to say, both by me and by its author) which, to my taste at least, seemed to have aged very welt It contained abrief but essentially com plete account of the main features of c1assfield theory, both local and global; and it soon became obvious that the usefulness of the intended volume would be greatly enhanced if I inc1uded such a treatment of this topic. It had to be expanded, in accordance with my own plans, but its outline could be preserved without much change. In fact, I have adhered to it rather c10sely at some critical points
53 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Itpzf}JlOV, li~oxov uoq>ZUJlCJ. 7:WV Al(JX., llpoj1. AE(Jj1. The first part of this volume is based on a course taught at Princeton University in 196162; at that time, an excellent set ofnotes was prepared by David Cantor, and it was originally my intention to make these notes available to the mathematical public with only quite minor changes. Then, among some old papers of mine, I accidentally came across a longforgotten manuscript by ChevaIley, of prewar vintage (forgotten, that is to say, both by me and by its author) which, to my taste at least, seemed to have aged very welt It contained abrief but essentially com plete account of the main features of c1assfield theory, both local and global; and it soon became obvious that the usefulness of the intended volume would be greatly enhanced if I inc1uded such a treatment of this topic. It had to be expanded, in accordance with my own plans, but its outline could be preserved without much change. In fact, I have adhered to it rather c10sely at some critical points
Foundations of algebraic geometry by
André Weil(
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32 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
32 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Number theory for beginners by
André Weil(
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24 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elliptic functions according to Eisenstein and Kronecker by
André Weil(
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39 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a contribution to the history of mathematics, this is a model of its kind. While adhering to the basic outlook of Eisenstein and Kronecker, it provides new insight into their work in the light of subsequent developments, right up to the present day. As one would expect from this author, it also contains some pertinent comments looking into the future. It is not however just a chapter in the history of our subject, but a wideranging survey of one of the most active branches of mathematics at the present time. The book has its own very individual flavour, reflecting a sort of combined EisensteinKroneckerWeil personality. Based essentially on Eisenstein's approach to elliptic functions via infinite series over lattices in the complex plane, it stretches back to the very beginnings on the one hand and reaches forward to some of the most recent research work on the other. (...) The persistent reader will be richly rewarded." A. Fröhlich, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1978
39 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a contribution to the history of mathematics, this is a model of its kind. While adhering to the basic outlook of Eisenstein and Kronecker, it provides new insight into their work in the light of subsequent developments, right up to the present day. As one would expect from this author, it also contains some pertinent comments looking into the future. It is not however just a chapter in the history of our subject, but a wideranging survey of one of the most active branches of mathematics at the present time. The book has its own very individual flavour, reflecting a sort of combined EisensteinKroneckerWeil personality. Based essentially on Eisenstein's approach to elliptic functions via infinite series over lattices in the complex plane, it stretches back to the very beginnings on the one hand and reaches forward to some of the most recent research work on the other. (...) The persistent reader will be richly rewarded." A. Fröhlich, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, 1978
Adeles and algebraic groups by
André Weil(
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37 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and German and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the original lecture notes presented by A. Weil in which the concept of adeles was first introduced, in conjunction with various aspects of C.L. Siegels work on quadratic forms. These notes have been supplemented by an extended bibliography, and by Takashi Onos brief survey of subsequent research. Serving as an introduction to the subject, these notes may also provide stimulation for further research
37 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and German and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the original lecture notes presented by A. Weil in which the concept of adeles was first introduced, in conjunction with various aspects of C.L. Siegels work on quadratic forms. These notes have been supplemented by an extended bibliography, and by Takashi Onos brief survey of subsequent research. Serving as an introduction to the subject, these notes may also provide stimulation for further research
L'intégration dans les groupes topologiques et ses applications by
André Weil(
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40 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
40 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dirichlet series and automorphic forms. Lezioni Fermiane by
André Weil(
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27 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction à l'étude des variétés kählériennes by
André Weil(
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32 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
32 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discontinuous subgroups of classical groups; lectures [given at] the University of Chicago by
André Weil(
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28 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Courbes algébriques et variétés abéliennes by
André Weil(
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7 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sur les espaces à structure uniforme et sur la topologie générale by
André Weil(
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20 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Variétés abéliennes et courbes algébriques by
André Weil(
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15 editions published between 1948 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1948 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sur les courbes algébriques et les variétés qui s'en déduisent by
André Weil(
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12 editions published between 1948 and 1951 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1948 and 1951 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arithmétique et géométrie sur les variétés algébriques by
André Weil(
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11 editions published in 1935 in French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1935 in French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essais historiques sur la théorie des nombres by
André Weil(
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10 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fibre spaces in algebraic geometry by
André Weil(
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16 editions published between 1952 and 1955 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1952 and 1955 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The apprenticeship of a mathematician by
André Weil(
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18 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Extremely readable recollections of the author ... A rare testimony of a period of the history of 20th century mathematics. Includes very interesting recollections on the author's participation in the formation of the Bourbaki Group, tells of his meetings and conversations with leading mathematicians, reflects his views on mathematics. The book describes an extraordinary career of an exceptional man and mathematicians. Strongly recommended to specialists as well as to the general public." EMS Newsletter (1992) "This excellent book is the English edition of the author's autobiography. ... This very enjoyable reading is recommended to all mathematicians." Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum (1992)
18 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Extremely readable recollections of the author ... A rare testimony of a period of the history of 20th century mathematics. Includes very interesting recollections on the author's participation in the formation of the Bourbaki Group, tells of his meetings and conversations with leading mathematicians, reflects his views on mathematics. The book describes an extraordinary career of an exceptional man and mathematicians. Strongly recommended to specialists as well as to the general public." EMS Newsletter (1992) "This excellent book is the English edition of the author's autobiography. ... This very enjoyable reading is recommended to all mathematicians." Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum (1992)
Der Briefwechsel von Jacob Bernoulli by
Jakob Bernoulli(
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9 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oeuvres scientifiques = ollected papers by
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19 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Abelian varieties Adeles Algebra Algebraic fields Algebraic functions Algebraic varieties Authors, French Bourbaki, Nicolas Cantor, Georg, Cartan, Henri, Class field theory Cohen, Paul J., Continuum hypothesis Curves, Algebraic Cyclotomy Differential invariants Dirichlet series Elliptic functions Europe Families Fiber spaces (Mathematics) Forms, Quadratic Forms (Mathematics) France Functions, Abelian Generalized spaces Geometry Geometry, Algebraic Grothendieck, A.(Alexandre) Group theory Hilbert, David, Hilbert's tenth problem Incompleteness theorems Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Linear algebraic groups Mathematicians Mathematics Mathematics, Chinese Number theory Poincaré, Henri, Point set theory Riemann hypothesis Robinson, Julia, Study skills Topology United States Weil, André, Weil, Simone, Weil, Sylvie Weil family
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André Weil Frans wiskundige (19061998)
André Weil französischer Mathematiker
André Weil French mathematician
André Weil matematico francese
André Weil matematyk francuski
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