Wilson, Robin J.
Overview
Works:  187 works in 980 publications in 9 languages and 24,575 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Biographies Sources Puzzles and games Music Pictorial works Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Compiler, Creator 
Classifications:  QA166, 511.5 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
Robin J Wilson
Sherlock Holmes in Babylon : and other tales of mathematical history by
Marlow Anderson(
)
21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covering a span of almost 4000 years, from the ancient Babylonians to the eighteenth century, this collection chronicles the enormous changes in mathematical thinking over this time, as viewed by distinguished historians of mathematics from the past and the present. Each of the four sections of the book (Ancient Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Mathematics, The Seventeenth Century, The Eighteenth Century) is preceded by a Foreword, in which the articles are put into historical context, and followed by an Afterword, in which they are reviewed in the light of current historical scholarship. In more than one case, two articles on the same topic are included, to show how knowledge and views about the topic changed over the years. This book will be enjoyed by anyone interested in mathematics and its history  and in particular by mathematics teachers at secondary, college, and university levels
21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covering a span of almost 4000 years, from the ancient Babylonians to the eighteenth century, this collection chronicles the enormous changes in mathematical thinking over this time, as viewed by distinguished historians of mathematics from the past and the present. Each of the four sections of the book (Ancient Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Mathematics, The Seventeenth Century, The Eighteenth Century) is preceded by a Foreword, in which the articles are put into historical context, and followed by an Afterword, in which they are reviewed in the light of current historical scholarship. In more than one case, two articles on the same topic are included, to show how knowledge and views about the topic changed over the years. This book will be enjoyed by anyone interested in mathematics and its history  and in particular by mathematics teachers at secondary, college, and university levels
Introduction to graph theory by
Robin J Wilson(
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)
113 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graph theory has recently emerged as a subject in its own right, as well as being an important mathematical tool in such diverse subjects as operational research, chemistry, sociology and genetics. This book provides an introduction to graph theory
113 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graph theory has recently emerged as a subject in its own right, as well as being an important mathematical tool in such diverse subjects as operational research, chemistry, sociology and genetics. This book provides an introduction to graph theory
Graphs and their uses by
Øystein Ore(
)
23 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1963 Oystein Ore wrote this classic volume, which was published in the New Mathematical Library Series. This elegant book has provided students and teachers with an excellent introduction to the field of graph theory for close to thirty years. Robin Wilson's revision adds strength to the book by updating the terminology and notation, bringing them in line with contemporary usage. Wilson has added new material on interval graphs, the traveling salesman problem, bracing frameworks, shortest route problems, and coloring maps on surfaces. Most of the diagrams in the book have been redrawn
23 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1963 Oystein Ore wrote this classic volume, which was published in the New Mathematical Library Series. This elegant book has provided students and teachers with an excellent introduction to the field of graph theory for close to thirty years. Robin Wilson's revision adds strength to the book by updating the terminology and notation, bringing them in line with contemporary usage. Wilson has added new material on interval graphs, the traveling salesman problem, bracing frameworks, shortest route problems, and coloring maps on surfaces. Most of the diagrams in the book have been redrawn
Combinatorics : ancient and modern by
Robin J Wilson(
)
20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This history of mathematics is a wellstudied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to have been largely overlooked. This book goes some way to redress this and serves two main purposes: it constitutes the first booklength survey of the history of combinatorics, and it assembles, for the first time in a single source, researches on the history of combinatorics that would otherwise be inaccessible to the general reader.  from dust jacket
20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This history of mathematics is a wellstudied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to have been largely overlooked. This book goes some way to redress this and serves two main purposes: it constitutes the first booklength survey of the history of combinatorics, and it assembles, for the first time in a single source, researches on the history of combinatorics that would otherwise be inaccessible to the general reader.  from dust jacket
Lewis Carroll in numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits by
Robin J Wilson(
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19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Wilson demonstrates, Carrollwho published serious, if occasionally eccentric, works in the fields of geometry, logic, and algebramade significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas. from publisher description
19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Wilson demonstrates, Carrollwho published serious, if occasionally eccentric, works in the fields of geometry, logic, and algebramade significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas. from publisher description
Graph theory 17361936 by
Norman Biggs(
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43 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1976, this book has been widely acclaimed both for its significant contribution to the history of mathematics and for the way that it brings the subject alive. Building on a set of original writings from some of the founders of graph theory, the book traces the historical development of the subject through a linking commentary. The relevant underlying mathematics is also explained, providing an original introduction to the subject for students
43 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1976, this book has been widely acclaimed both for its significant contribution to the history of mathematics and for the way that it brings the subject alive. Building on a set of original writings from some of the founders of graph theory, the book traces the historical development of the subject through a linking commentary. The relevant underlying mathematics is also explained, providing an original introduction to the subject for students
Four colors suffice : how the map problem was solved by
Robin J Wilson(
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)
25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On October 23, 1852, Professor Augustus De Morgan wrote a letter to a colleague, unaware that he was launching one of the most famous mathematical conundrums in history  one that would confound thousands of puzzlers for more than a century. This is the amazing story of how the "map problem" was solved." "The problem posed in the letter came from a former student: What is the least possible number of colors needed to fill in any map (real or invented) so that neighboring countries are always colored differently? This deceptively simple question was of minimal interest to cartographers, who saw little need to limit how many colors they used. But the problems set off a frenzy among professional mathematicians and amateur problemsolvers, among them Lewis Carroll, an astronomer, a botanist, an obsessive golfer, the Bishop of London, a man who set his watch only once a year, a California traffic cop, and a bridegroom who spent his honeymoon coloring maps. In their pursuit of the solution, mathematicians painted maps on doughnuts and horseshoes and played with patterned soccer balls and the great rhombicubotedron." "It would be more than one hundred years (and countless colored maps) later before the result was finally established. Even then, difficult questions remained, and the intricate solution  which involved no fewer than 1,200 hours of computer time  was greeted with as much dismay as enthusiasm." "Providing a clear and elegant explanation of the problem and the proof, Robin Wilson tells how a seemingly innocuous question baffled great minds and stimulated exciting mathematics with farflung applications. This is the entertaining story of those who failed to prove, and those who ultimately did prove, that four colors do indeed suffice to color any map."Jacket
25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On October 23, 1852, Professor Augustus De Morgan wrote a letter to a colleague, unaware that he was launching one of the most famous mathematical conundrums in history  one that would confound thousands of puzzlers for more than a century. This is the amazing story of how the "map problem" was solved." "The problem posed in the letter came from a former student: What is the least possible number of colors needed to fill in any map (real or invented) so that neighboring countries are always colored differently? This deceptively simple question was of minimal interest to cartographers, who saw little need to limit how many colors they used. But the problems set off a frenzy among professional mathematicians and amateur problemsolvers, among them Lewis Carroll, an astronomer, a botanist, an obsessive golfer, the Bishop of London, a man who set his watch only once a year, a California traffic cop, and a bridegroom who spent his honeymoon coloring maps. In their pursuit of the solution, mathematicians painted maps on doughnuts and horseshoes and played with patterned soccer balls and the great rhombicubotedron." "It would be more than one hundred years (and countless colored maps) later before the result was finally established. Even then, difficult questions remained, and the intricate solution  which involved no fewer than 1,200 hours of computer time  was greeted with as much dismay as enthusiasm." "Providing a clear and elegant explanation of the problem and the proof, Robin Wilson tells how a seemingly innocuous question baffled great minds and stimulated exciting mathematics with farflung applications. This is the entertaining story of those who failed to prove, and those who ultimately did prove, that four colors do indeed suffice to color any map."Jacket
Topics in algebraic graph theory by
Lowell W Beineke(
)
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book contains ten expository chapters written by acknowledged international experts in the field. Their wellwritten contributions have been carefully edited to enhance readability and to standardize the chapter structure, terminology and notation throughout the book. To help the reader, there is an extensive introductory chapter that covers the basic background material in graph theory, linear algebra and group theory. Each chapter concludes with an extensive list of references."Jacket
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book contains ten expository chapters written by acknowledged international experts in the field. Their wellwritten contributions have been carefully edited to enhance readability and to standardize the chapter structure, terminology and notation throughout the book. To help the reader, there is an extensive introductory chapter that covers the basic background material in graph theory, linear algebra and group theory. Each chapter concludes with an extensive list of references."Jacket
Music and mathematics : from Pythagoras to fractals by
John Fauvel(
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29 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wideranging, comprehensive and fully illustrated papers, authored by leading scholars, presents the link between these two fields in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects, as well as the general reader with an interest in music. Physical, theoretical, physiological, acoustic, compositional, and analytical relationships between music and mathematics are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, and modern compositional techniques."Jacket
29 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wideranging, comprehensive and fully illustrated papers, authored by leading scholars, presents the link between these two fields in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects, as well as the general reader with an interest in music. Physical, theoretical, physiological, acoustic, compositional, and analytical relationships between music and mathematics are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, and modern compositional techniques."Jacket
Who gave you the epsilon? : and other tales of mathematical history by
Marlow Anderson(
)
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These articles cover analysis; geometry, topology, and foundations; algebra and number theory; and surveys. Other topics include the history of the parallel postulate, the development of logics between the two World Wars, the foundation period in the history of group theory, and some new fields of thought in mathematics
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These articles cover analysis; geometry, topology, and foundations; algebra and number theory; and surveys. Other topics include the history of the parallel postulate, the development of logics between the two World Wars, the foundation period in the history of group theory, and some new fields of thought in mathematics
Topics in structural graph theory by
Lowell W Beineke(
)
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The rapidly expanding area of structural graph theory uses ideas of connectivity to explore various aspects of graph theory and vice versa. It has links with other areas of mathematics, such as design theory and is increasingly used in such areas as computer networks where connectivity algorithms are an important feature. Although other books cover parts of this material, none has a similarly wide scope. Ortrud R. Oellermann (Winnipeg), internationally recognised for her substantial contributions to structural graph theory, acted as academic consultant for this volume, helping shape its coverage of key topics. The result is a collection of thirteen expository chapters, each written by acknowledged experts. These contributions have been carefully edited to enhance readability and to standardise the chapter structure, terminology and notation throughout. An introductory chapter details the background material in graph theory and network flows and each chapter concludes with an extensive list of references"
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The rapidly expanding area of structural graph theory uses ideas of connectivity to explore various aspects of graph theory and vice versa. It has links with other areas of mathematics, such as design theory and is increasingly used in such areas as computer networks where connectivity algorithms are an important feature. Although other books cover parts of this material, none has a similarly wide scope. Ortrud R. Oellermann (Winnipeg), internationally recognised for her substantial contributions to structural graph theory, acted as academic consultant for this volume, helping shape its coverage of key topics. The result is a collection of thirteen expository chapters, each written by acknowledged experts. These contributions have been carefully edited to enhance readability and to standardise the chapter structure, terminology and notation throughout. An introductory chapter details the background material in graph theory and network flows and each chapter concludes with an extensive list of references"
Stamping through mathematics by
Robin J Wilson(
)
25 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book contains almost four hundred postage stamps relating to mathematics, ranging from the earliest forms of counting to the modern computer age. Featured are many of the mathematicians who contributed to this story  influential figures, such as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton and Einstein  and some of the areas whose study aided this development  such as navigation, astronomy and art." "The stamps appear enlarged and in full colour with full historical commentary, and are listed at the end of the book."Jacket
25 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book contains almost four hundred postage stamps relating to mathematics, ranging from the earliest forms of counting to the modern computer age. Featured are many of the mathematicians who contributed to this story  influential figures, such as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton and Einstein  and some of the areas whose study aided this development  such as navigation, astronomy and art." "The stamps appear enlarged and in full colour with full historical commentary, and are listed at the end of the book."Jacket
Möbius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in nineteenthcentury Germany(
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13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most people have heard of the Mobius band. But the work and influence of August Mobius are more farreaching than a topological toy. For some fifty years of the nineteenth century, August Mobius taught astronomy and researched in mathematics at Leipzig University. During those years, which saw the German nation move towards unification, German mathematics developed into the most powerful and influential in the world and German astronomers became the world leaders. How did this come about? In this fascinating, richly illustrated, and accessible book, leading scholars assess the contribution of Mobius and others of his time to the practice of mathematics and astronomy today. Mobius and his band has been written for all those interested in the historical development of ideas and their legacy, and thus both the general reader and specialists in particular fields will find much of interest
13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most people have heard of the Mobius band. But the work and influence of August Mobius are more farreaching than a topological toy. For some fifty years of the nineteenth century, August Mobius taught astronomy and researched in mathematics at Leipzig University. During those years, which saw the German nation move towards unification, German mathematics developed into the most powerful and influential in the world and German astronomers became the world leaders. How did this come about? In this fascinating, richly illustrated, and accessible book, leading scholars assess the contribution of Mobius and others of his time to the practice of mathematics and astronomy today. Mobius and his band has been written for all those interested in the historical development of ideas and their legacy, and thus both the general reader and specialists in particular fields will find much of interest
Gilbert & Sullivan : the official D'Oyly Carte picture history by
Robin J Wilson(
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6 editions published in 1984 in English and French and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1984 in English and French and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oxford figures : eight centuries of the mathematical sciences by
John Fauvel(
)
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical tradition at Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and Oxford scholars have been at the forefront of mathematical research for the past eight centuries. This is the story of the intellectual and social life of this community, and of its interactions with the wider world
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical tradition at Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and Oxford scholars have been at the forefront of mathematical research for the past eight centuries. This is the story of the intellectual and social life of this community, and of its interactions with the wider world
Graphs and applications : an introductory approach by
Joan M Aldous(
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35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Graphs and Applications is based on a highly successful Open University course and the authors have paid particular attention to the presentation, clarity and arrangement of the material, making it ideally suited for independent study and classroom use. An important part of learning graph theory is problem solving; for this reason large numbers of examples, problems (with full solutions) and exercises (without solutions) are included. Many chapters also present application case studies."Jacket
35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Graphs and Applications is based on a highly successful Open University course and the authors have paid particular attention to the presentation, clarity and arrangement of the material, making it ideally suited for independent study and classroom use. An important part of learning graph theory is problem solving; for this reason large numbers of examples, problems (with full solutions) and exercises (without solutions) are included. Many chapters also present application case studies."Jacket
Mathematical conversations : selections from the mathematical intelligencer by
Robin J Wilson(
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16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains approximately fifty articles that were published in "The Mathematical Intelligencer" during its first eighteen years. The selection exhibits the wide variety of attractive articles that have appeared over the years, ranging from general interest articles of a historical nature to lucid expositions of important current discoveries. The articles are introduced by the editors
16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains approximately fifty articles that were published in "The Mathematical Intelligencer" during its first eighteen years. The selection exhibits the wide variety of attractive articles that have appeared over the years, ranging from general interest articles of a historical nature to lucid expositions of important current discoveries. The articles are introduced by the editors
Selected topics in graph theory(
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3 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Applications of graph theory by
Robin J Wilson(
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13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graphs : an introductory approach : a first course in discrete mathematics by
Robin J Wilson(
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19 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Beineke, Lowell W. Other Contributor Author Editor
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 Flood, Raymond Other Contributor Author Editor
 Fauvel, John Other Contributor Author Editor
 Ore, Øystein 18991968 Author
 Carroll, Lewis 18321898
 Lloyd, E. Keith
 Biggs, Norman Author
 Sullivan, Arthur 18421900 Author
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Robin J. Wilson
Robin James Wilson
Robin Wilson britischer Mathematiker, Autor und Mathematikhistoriker
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Robin Wilson Brits wiskundige
Uilson, R.
Uilson, R. 1943
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Wilson, R. J. (Robin J.)
Wilson, R. J. (Robin J.), 1943
Wilson, R. J. (Robin James), 1943
Wilson, Robert Sydney, 1943
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Робин Вильсон
Уилсон Р.
رابین ویلسون
روبن ويلسون
윌슨, 로빈
윌슨, 로빈 J
윌슨, 로빈 제임스
ウィルソン, R. J.
ウィルソン, ロビン
ウイルソン, ロビン J.
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