Kac, Mark
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Works:  112 works in 339 publications in 8 languages and 5,454 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works Conference papers and proceedings Biography History 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator 
Classifications:  QA273, 510 
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Most widely held works about
Mark Kac
 Mark Kac : probability, number theory, and statistical physics : selected papers by Mark Kac( Book )
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Most widely held works by
Mark Kac
Mathematics and logic; retrospect and prospects by
Mark Kac(
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61 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A description of the historical development of mathematics with a brief survey of high points and trenchant influences, originally published in 1986 by Praeger. A remarkable bargain. Fascinating study considers the origins and nature of mathematics, its development and role in the history of scientific thinking, impact of highspeed computers, 20thcentury changes in the foundations of mathematics and mathematical logic, mathematization of science and technology, much more. Compelling reading for mathematicians, physicists, studentsanyone interested in the evolution of mathematical thought. 34 illustrations. 1968 edition
61 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A description of the historical development of mathematics with a brief survey of high points and trenchant influences, originally published in 1986 by Praeger. A remarkable bargain. Fascinating study considers the origins and nature of mathematics, its development and role in the history of scientific thinking, impact of highspeed computers, 20thcentury changes in the foundations of mathematics and mathematical logic, mathematization of science and technology, much more. Compelling reading for mathematicians, physicists, studentsanyone interested in the evolution of mathematical thought. 34 illustrations. 1968 edition
Statistical independence in probability, analysis and number theory by
Mark Kac(
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7 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability and related topics in physical sciences by
Mark Kac(
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36 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
36 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topics in functional analysis : essays dedicated to M.G. Krein on the occasion of his 70th birthday(
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16 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Summer Seminar, Boulder, Colorado, 1960 by Summer Seminar on Applied Mathematics(
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in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability, statistical mechanics, and number theory : a volume dedicated to Mark Kac(
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6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic stochastic processes : the Mark Kac lectures by
Reza Iranpour(
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6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four papers on probability by
Kai Lai Chung(
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8 editions published between 1951 and 1971 in Undetermined and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1951 and 1971 in Undetermined and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analytic geometry and calculus by
John F Randolph(
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12 editions published between 1946 and 1949 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1946 and 1949 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Integral geometry and geometric probability by
Luis A Santaló(
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9 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures in applied mathematics; proceedings by Summer Seminar on Applied Mathematics(
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in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marian Smoluchowski : his life and scientific work by
S Chandrasekhar(
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8 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theory of information and coding : a mathematical framework for communication by
Robert J McEliece(
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7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures in probability by
Mark Kac(
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3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some stochastic problems in physics and mathematics by
Mark Kac(
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4 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspects probabilistes de la théorie du potentiel by
Mark Kac(
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3 editions published in 1970 in French and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1970 in French and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical problems of relativistic physics by
Irving Ezra Segal(
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1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gli enigmi del caso : vicissitudini di un matematico by
Mark Kac(
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4 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quelques problèmes mathématiques en physique statistique by
Mark Kac(
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2 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indiscrete thoughts by
GianCarlo Rota(
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7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 14 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 GianCarlo 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, thoughtprovoking, 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. GianCarlo 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
7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 14 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 GianCarlo 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, thoughtprovoking, 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. GianCarlo 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
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 Ulam, Stanislaw M.
 Donsker, M. D. Editor
 Baclawski, K. Editor
 American Mathematical Society Editor
 Gohberg, I. (Israel) 19282009 Editor
 Kreĭn, M. G. (Mark Grigorʹevich) 19071989 Honoree Dedicatee
 Rota, GianCarlo 19321999 Editor
 National Science Foundation (U.S.)
 Ford, G. W. (George W.)
 University of Colorado (Boulder campus)
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Brownian motion processes Brownian movements Calculus Coding theory Cornell University.Department of Psychology Educators Functional analysis Functions Galdston, Iago, Geometric probabilities Geometry, Analytic Harrison, George Russell, Hein, Piet, Heyel, Carl, Information theory Integral geometry Kac, Mark Killian, James Rhyne, Kosambi, D. D.(Damodar Dharmanand), Kreĭn, M. G.(Mark Grigorʹevich), Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Markov processes Mathematical physics Mathematical statistics Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsResearch McCulloch, Warren S.(Warren Sturgis), Neyman, Jerzy, Number theory Particles (Nuclear physics) Phase transformations (Statistical physics) Philosophy Physicists Poland Potential theory (Mathematics) Probabilities Quantum field theory Quantum theory Random variables Relativity (Physics) Reuther, Walter, Science Smoluchowski, Marian, Statistical mechanics Statistical physics Stochastic processes Stratton, Julius Adams, United States Zygmund, Antoni,
Alternative Names
Kac, M.
Kac, M. (Mark)
Kac, Marc 19141984
Kac, Marek.
Kac, Mark
Marcus Kac
Mark Kac Amerikaans wiskundige (19141984)
Mark Kac matematico e statistico polacco
Mark Kac mathématicien polonoaméricain
Mark Kac PolishAmerican mathematician
Mark Kac polnischer Mathematiker
Mark Kac polski matematyk pracujący w USA
Кац, М 19141984
Кац, М. (Марк), 19141984
Кац, Марк
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