Rota, GianCarlo 19321999
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Works:  227 works in 882 publications in 5 languages and 16,216 library holdings 

Genres:  History Conference papers and proceedings Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, htt, Creator, win, pre 
Classifications:  QA164, 510 
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Most widely held works about
GianCarlo Rota
 From combinatorics to philosophy : the legacy of G.C. Rota by Ernesto Damiani( )
 The star and the whole : GianCarlo Rota on mathematics and phenomenology by Fabrizio Palombi( Book )
 Generalization of Ramsey's theorem and a conjecture of Rota by Bruce L Rothschild( )
 On RotaBaxter Nijenhuis TD algebra by Monica Aggarwal( )
 Un invito alla teoria delle specie di Joyal : appunti dal corso di Giancarlo Rota( Book )
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Most widely held works by
GianCarlo Rota
Ordinary differential equations by
Garrett Birkhoff(
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87 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
87 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
Discrete thoughts : essays on mathematics, science, and philosophy by
Mark Kac(
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52 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a volume of essays and reviews that delightfully explore mathematics in all its moods  from the light and the witty, and humorous to serious, rational, and cerebral. Topics include: logic, combinatorics, statistics, economics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and applications of mathematics broadly. You will also find history and philosophy covered, including discussion of the work of Ulam, Kant, Heidegger among others." ... these papers reflect on mathematics and its influence on human society. They can help the specialist to notice what is going on around him, and they may lead educated people from other domains to a better understanding of mathematics. Many of these papers can advise educators how to form a modern mathematics education, which develops approved ideas and institutions ... I admire the stimulating perspectives of the authors."American Mathematical Society "'Mathematicians, like Proust and everyone else, are at their best when writing about their first love' ... They are among the very best we have; and their best is very good indeed. ... One approaches this book with high hopes. Happily, one is not disappointed."The Mathematical Intelligencer "Mathematics is shaped by the consistent concerns and styles of powerful minds three of which are represented here. Kac's work is marked by deep commitment and breadth of inquiry. Rota is the easiest of these authors to read ... a delight: witty and urbane, with a clear and interesting agenda and an astonishing intellectual range. To read him is to be a part of a pleasant and rewarding conversation.Mathematics Magazine
52 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a volume of essays and reviews that delightfully explore mathematics in all its moods  from the light and the witty, and humorous to serious, rational, and cerebral. Topics include: logic, combinatorics, statistics, economics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and applications of mathematics broadly. You will also find history and philosophy covered, including discussion of the work of Ulam, Kant, Heidegger among others." ... these papers reflect on mathematics and its influence on human society. They can help the specialist to notice what is going on around him, and they may lead educated people from other domains to a better understanding of mathematics. Many of these papers can advise educators how to form a modern mathematics education, which develops approved ideas and institutions ... I admire the stimulating perspectives of the authors."American Mathematical Society "'Mathematicians, like Proust and everyone else, are at their best when writing about their first love' ... They are among the very best we have; and their best is very good indeed. ... One approaches this book with high hopes. Happily, one is not disappointed."The Mathematical Intelligencer "Mathematics is shaped by the consistent concerns and styles of powerful minds three of which are represented here. Kac's work is marked by deep commitment and breadth of inquiry. Rota is the easiest of these authors to read ... a delight: witty and urbane, with a clear and interesting agenda and an astonishing intellectual range. To read him is to be a part of a pleasant and rewarding conversation.Mathematics Magazine
A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays by
N Metropolis(
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28 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The human side; The languages; The machines; The places
28 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The human side; The languages; The machines; The places
Indiscrete thoughts by
GianCarlo Rota(
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44 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book 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 and of the American university." WorldCat
44 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book 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 and of the American university." WorldCat
Combinatorics : the Rota way by
Joseph P. S Kung(
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14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
GianCarlo Rota was one of the most original and colourful mathematicians of the 20th century. Written by two of his former students, this book is based on notes from his influential graduate courses and on facetoface discussions
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
GianCarlo Rota was one of the most original and colourful mathematicians of the 20th century. Written by two of his former students, this book is based on notes from his influential graduate courses and on facetoface discussions
Uncommon sense by
J. Robert Oppenheimer(
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10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I think that we will not be very successful in discouraging other power from this course [of a nuclear military program] unless we show, by our own example and conviction, that we regard nuclear armament as a transitory, dangerous, and degrading phase of the worlds history" These words could have been said today; that they were said more than twenty years ago, by one of the "fathers" of the atom bomb, gives them even greater impact. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a leading physicist in the Manhattan Project, recognized that scientific inquiry and discovery could no longer be separated from their effect on political decisionmaking, social responsibility, and human endeavor in general. He openly addressed issues of common concern and as a scientist accepted the responsibility brought about by nuclear physics. This collection of essays and speeches, only a few of which have been previously published, presents an extraordinary thinker and scientist as well as a compassionate human being. No issue is too small or too large if it is in some way connected to the emergence of a weapon as terrible and powerful as the atom bomb. Oppenheimer discusses the shift in scientific awareness and its impact on education, the question of openness in a society forced to keep secrets, the conflict between individual concerns and public and political necessity, the future of science and its effects on future politicsin short, the common and uncommon sense we find in our modern day reality. Uncommon Sense presents a responsible scientist and a concerned man who foresaw the problems the discovery of fission would create. And we should no neglect to read between the lines: The peak of Oppenheimers career coincided with the McCarthy era, the repercussions of which strongly affected his personal and professional life. The themes of openness and freedom becomes, therefore, recurring concerns in this collection of essays and speeches
10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I think that we will not be very successful in discouraging other power from this course [of a nuclear military program] unless we show, by our own example and conviction, that we regard nuclear armament as a transitory, dangerous, and degrading phase of the worlds history" These words could have been said today; that they were said more than twenty years ago, by one of the "fathers" of the atom bomb, gives them even greater impact. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a leading physicist in the Manhattan Project, recognized that scientific inquiry and discovery could no longer be separated from their effect on political decisionmaking, social responsibility, and human endeavor in general. He openly addressed issues of common concern and as a scientist accepted the responsibility brought about by nuclear physics. This collection of essays and speeches, only a few of which have been previously published, presents an extraordinary thinker and scientist as well as a compassionate human being. No issue is too small or too large if it is in some way connected to the emergence of a weapon as terrible and powerful as the atom bomb. Oppenheimer discusses the shift in scientific awareness and its impact on education, the question of openness in a society forced to keep secrets, the conflict between individual concerns and public and political necessity, the future of science and its effects on future politicsin short, the common and uncommon sense we find in our modern day reality. Uncommon Sense presents a responsible scientist and a concerned man who foresaw the problems the discovery of fission would create. And we should no neglect to read between the lines: The peak of Oppenheimers career coincided with the McCarthy era, the repercussions of which strongly affected his personal and professional life. The themes of openness and freedom becomes, therefore, recurring concerns in this collection of essays and speeches
Studies in combinatorics by
Tom Brylawski(
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15 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to geometric probability by
Daniel A Klain(
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19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, computers, and people : from the tree of mathematics by
Stanislaw M Ulam(
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16 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
STANISLAW MARCIN ULAM, or Stan as his friends called him, was one of those great creative mathematicians whose interests ranged not only over all fields of mathematics, but over the physical and biological sciences as well. Like his good friend "Johnny" von Neumann, and unlike so many of his peers, Ulam is unclassifiable as a pure or applied mathematician. He never ceased to find as much beauty and excitement in the applications of mathematics as in working in those rarefied regions where there is a total un concern with practical problems. In his Adventures of a Mathematician Ulam recalls playing on an oriental carpet when he was four. The curious patterns fascinated him. When his father smiled, Ulam remembers thinking: "He smiles because he thinks I am childish, but I know these are curious patterns. I know something my father does not know." The incident goes to the heart of Ulam's genius. He could see quickly, in flashes of brilliant insight, curious patterns that other mathematicians could not see. "I am the type that likes to start new things rather than improve or elaborate," he wrote. "I cannot claim that I know much of the technical material of mathematics
16 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
STANISLAW MARCIN ULAM, or Stan as his friends called him, was one of those great creative mathematicians whose interests ranged not only over all fields of mathematics, but over the physical and biological sciences as well. Like his good friend "Johnny" von Neumann, and unlike so many of his peers, Ulam is unclassifiable as a pure or applied mathematician. He never ceased to find as much beauty and excitement in the applications of mathematics as in working in those rarefied regions where there is a total un concern with practical problems. In his Adventures of a Mathematician Ulam recalls playing on an oriental carpet when he was four. The curious patterns fascinated him. When his father smiled, Ulam remembers thinking: "He smiles because he thinks I am childish, but I know these are curious patterns. I know something my father does not know." The incident goes to the heart of Ulam's genius. He could see quickly, in flashes of brilliant insight, curious patterns that other mathematicians could not see. "I am the type that likes to start new things rather than improve or elaborate," he wrote. "I cannot claim that I know much of the technical material of mathematics
Finite operator calculus by
GianCarlo Rota(
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12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the foundations of combinatorial theory: combinatorial geometries by
Henry H Crapo(
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30 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
30 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New directions in physics : the Los Alamos 40th anniversary volume by
N Metropolis(
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6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Directions in Physics represents a fascinating view of the future as seen by some of the remarkable men who were here over 40 years ago. It makes it quite clear that we are still in the dawn of physicsthe excitement and challenge that lie ahead are extraordinary. We also get a glimpse of where these remarkable men have been since the end of Project Y of the Manhattan Project and where they see the future directions for physics. This book comprises 20 chapters, with the first being an introductory chapter describing Los Alamos in the 1980s. The following chapters go on to discuss tiny
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Directions in Physics represents a fascinating view of the future as seen by some of the remarkable men who were here over 40 years ago. It makes it quite clear that we are still in the dawn of physicsthe excitement and challenge that lie ahead are extraordinary. We also get a glimpse of where these remarkable men have been since the end of Project Y of the Manhattan Project and where they see the future directions for physics. This book comprises 20 chapters, with the first being an introductory chapter describing Los Alamos in the 1980s. The following chapters go on to discuss tiny
Classic papers in combinatorics by
Ira Gessel(
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11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume surveys the development of combinatorics since 1930 by presenting in chronological order the fundamental results of the subject proved in over five decades of original papers by:.T. van AardenneEhrenfest.R.L. Brooks.N.G. de Bruijn.G.F. Clements.H.H. Crapo.R.P. Dilworth.J. Edmonds.P. Erds.L.R. Ford, Jr.D.R. Fulkerson.D. Gale.L. Geissinger.I.J. Good.R.L. Graham.A.W. Hales.P. Hall.P.R. Halmos.R.I. Jewett.I. Kaplansky.P.W. Kasteleyn.G. Katona.D.J. Kleitman.K. Leeb.B. Lindstrm.L. Lovsz.D. Lubell.C. St. J.A. NashWilliams.G. Plya.F.P. Ramsey.G.C. Rota.B.L. Rothschild.H.J. Ryser.C. Schensted.M.P. Schtzenberger.R.P. Stanley.G. Szekeres.W.T. Tutte.H.E. Vaughan.H. Whitney
11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume surveys the development of combinatorics since 1930 by presenting in chronological order the fundamental results of the subject proved in over five decades of original papers by:.T. van AardenneEhrenfest.R.L. Brooks.N.G. de Bruijn.G.F. Clements.H.H. Crapo.R.P. Dilworth.J. Edmonds.P. Erds.L.R. Ford, Jr.D.R. Fulkerson.D. Gale.L. Geissinger.I.J. Good.R.L. Graham.A.W. Hales.P. Hall.P.R. Halmos.R.I. Jewett.I. Kaplansky.P.W. Kasteleyn.G. Katona.D.J. Kleitman.K. Leeb.B. Lindstrm.L. Lovsz.D. Lubell.C. St. J.A. NashWilliams.G. Plya.F.P. Ramsey.G.C. Rota.B.L. Rothschild.H.J. Ryser.C. Schensted.M.P. Schtzenberger.R.P. Stanley.G. Szekeres.W.T. Tutte.H.E. Vaughan.H. Whitney
Invariant theory and superalgebras by
Frank D Grosshans(
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15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings the reader to the frontiers of research in some topics in superalgebras and symbolic method in invariant theory. Superalgebras are algebras containing positivelysigned and negativelysigned variables. One of the book's major results is an extension of the standard basis theorem to superalgebras. This extension requires a rethinking of some basic concepts of linear algebra, such as matrices and coordinate systems, and may lead to an extension of the entire apparatus of linear algebra to "signed" modules. The authors also present the symbolic method for the invariant theory of
15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings the reader to the frontiers of research in some topics in superalgebras and symbolic method in invariant theory. Superalgebras are algebras containing positivelysigned and negativelysigned variables. One of the book's major results is an extension of the standard basis theorem to superalgebras. This extension requires a rethinking of some basic concepts of linear algebra, such as matrices and coordinate systems, and may lead to an extension of the entire apparatus of linear algebra to "signed" modules. The authors also present the symbolic method for the invariant theory of
Studies in foundations and combinatorics(
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8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in probability and ergodic theory(
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12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in analysis(
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11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays dedicated to S.M. Ulam : proceedings of the first Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences by Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences(
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3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in algebra and number theory(
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13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in algebraic topology(
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13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Metropolis, N. (Nicholas) 1915 Other Honoree Author Editor
 Birkhoff, Garrett 19111996 Author
 Kac, Mark Honoree Author
 Kung, Joseph P. S. Author Editor
 Schwartz, Jacob T. Collector
 Palombi, Fabrizio 1965 Other Author Editor
 Howlett, J. (Jack) 1912 Editor
 Yan, Catherine H. Other
 Ulam, Stanislaw M. Honoree Author
 Sharp, D. H. (David Howland) 1938 Editor
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GianCarlo Rota Amerikaans wiskundige (19321999)
GianCarlo Rota amerikansk matematikar
GianCarlo Rota amerikansk matematiker
GianCarlo Rota italienischamerikanischer Mathematiker
Giancarlo Rota matematico e filosofo italiano
Rota, G.C.
Rota, G.C. 1932
Rota, G.C. 19321999
Rota, G.C. (GianCarlo), 1932
Rota, G.C. (GianCarlo), 19321999
Rota, GianCarlo
Rota, GianCarlo, 1932
Rota, Gian Carlo 19321999
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