Osserman, Robert
Overview
Works:  108 works in 347 publications in 4 languages and 4,637 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works Conference papers and proceedings Educational films Nonfiction films Lectures Drama Interviews Humor Filmed performances Literary readings 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other, Creator, ed, Restager 
Classifications:  QA93, 530.15 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
Robert Osserman
Poetry of the universe : a mathematical exploration of the cosmos by
Robert Osserman(
Book
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36 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of developments in mathematics from the geometry of the ancient Greeks to the twentiethcentury concept of fractional dimensions, focusing on how these ideas have influenced theories in physics and expanded our understanding of the structure of the universe
36 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of developments in mathematics from the geometry of the ancient Greeks to the twentiethcentury concept of fractional dimensions, focusing on how these ideas have influenced theories in physics and expanded our understanding of the structure of the universe
Twodimensional calculus by
Robert Osserman(
Book
)
24 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Twodimensional calculus is vital to the mastery of the broader field, and this text presents an extensive treatment of this crucial subject. The book's advantages include the thorough integration of linear algebra and materials that aid the development of readers' geometric intuition. Problem sets appear at the end of each chapter, many of them with answers. 1986 edition"
24 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Twodimensional calculus is vital to the mastery of the broader field, and this text presents an extensive treatment of this crucial subject. The book's advantages include the thorough integration of linear algebra and materials that aid the development of readers' geometric intuition. Problem sets appear at the end of each chapter, many of them with answers. 1986 edition"
Geometry of the Laplace operator by
AMS Symposium on the Geometry of the Laplace Operator(
Book
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16 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Differential geometry : [proceedings of the Symposium in Pure Mathematics of the American Mathematical Society, held at Stanford
University, Stanford, California, July 30August 17, 1973 by Symposium in Pure Mathematics(
Book
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22 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of minimal surfaces by
Robert Osserman(
Book
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13 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of minimal surfaces by
Robert Osserman(
Book
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31 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This clear and comprehensive study features 12 sections that discuss parametric and nonparametric surfaces, surfaces that minimize area, isothermal parameters, Bernstein's theorem, minimal surfaces with boundary, and many other topics. This revised edition includes material on minimal surfaces in relativity and topology and updated work on Plateau's problem and isoperimetric inequalities. 2002 edition"
31 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This clear and comprehensive study features 12 sections that discuss parametric and nonparametric surfaces, surfaces that minimize area, isothermal parameters, Bernstein's theorem, minimal surfaces with boundary, and many other topics. This revised edition includes material on minimal surfaces in relativity and topology and updated work on Plateau's problem and isoperimetric inequalities. 2002 edition"
Geometry V : minimal surfaces by
Robert Osserman(
Book
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12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book is an overview of the research on minimal surfaces of the last few years written by several renowned researchers. The methods used are taken from differential geometry, complex analysis, calculus of variations and the theory of partial differential equations. Readers will be graduate students and researchers in mathematics
12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book is an overview of the research on minimal surfaces of the last few years written by several renowned researchers. The methods used are taken from differential geometry, complex analysis, calculus of variations and the theory of partial differential equations. Readers will be graduate students and researchers in mathematics
The geometry of the generalized Gauss map by
David A Hoffman(
Book
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9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper is devoted primarily to the study of properties of the Grassmannian of oriented 2planes in [doublestruck capital]ℝ[superscript]n and to applications of these properties to understanding minimal surfaces in [doublestruck capital]ℝ[superscript]n via the generalized Gauss map. The extrinsic geometry of the Grassmannian, when considered as a submanifold of [doublestruck capital]ℂP[superscript]n², is investigated, with special emphasis on the nature of the intersection of the Grassmannian with linear subspaces of [doublestruck capital]ℂP[superscript]n¹. These results are the basis for a discussion of minimal surfaces that are degenerate in various ways; understanding the different types of degeneracy and their interrelations is a critical step toward obtaining a clear picture of the basic geometric properties of minimal surfaces in [doublestruck capital]ℝ[superscript]n
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper is devoted primarily to the study of properties of the Grassmannian of oriented 2planes in [doublestruck capital]ℝ[superscript]n and to applications of these properties to understanding minimal surfaces in [doublestruck capital]ℝ[superscript]n via the generalized Gauss map. The extrinsic geometry of the Grassmannian, when considered as a submanifold of [doublestruck capital]ℂP[superscript]n², is investigated, with special emphasis on the nature of the intersection of the Grassmannian with linear subspaces of [doublestruck capital]ℂP[superscript]n¹. These results are the basis for a discussion of minimal surfaces that are degenerate in various ways; understanding the different types of degeneracy and their interrelations is a critical step toward obtaining a clear picture of the basic geometric properties of minimal surfaces in [doublestruck capital]ℝ[superscript]n
Fermat's last theorem : the theorem and its proof, an exploration of issues and ideas by
Kenneth Ribet(
Visual
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6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The videotape is based on a presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco that took place on July 28, 1993, exactly five weeks after Andrew Wiles announced that he had a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. The videotape also includes excerpts from an interview with Andrew Wiles made in Oxford, England, the day after he announced his proof in Cambridge. Both the booklet and the videotape are designed for a general audience. They deal not only with Fermat's Last Theorem itself, but with the excitement of mathematical discovery in general and the way mathematical ideas can illuminate other subjects
6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The videotape is based on a presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco that took place on July 28, 1993, exactly five weeks after Andrew Wiles announced that he had a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. The videotape also includes excerpts from an interview with Andrew Wiles made in Oxford, England, the day after he announced his proof in Cambridge. Both the booklet and the videotape are designed for a general audience. They deal not only with Fermat's Last Theorem itself, but with the excitement of mathematical discovery in general and the way mathematical ideas can illuminate other subjects
Geometrie des Universums : von der Göttlichen Komödie zu Riemann und Einstein by
Robert Osserman(
Book
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3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les mathématiques de l'univers : Ératosthène, Einstein, Dante, Feynman et les autres by
Robert Osserman(
Book
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2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce livre retrace l'évolution des théories mathématiques qui ont aidé à éclairer la nature de l'univers observable. Riche en anecdotes, cet ouvrage explore les sursauts d'imagination et les élans visionnaires des mathématiciens fondateurs de la compréhension du monde. Au fil des pages, l'auteur présente des figures emblématiques telles que Carl Friedrich Gauss et Bernhard Riemann
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce livre retrace l'évolution des théories mathématiques qui ont aidé à éclairer la nature de l'univers observable. Riche en anecdotes, cet ouvrage explore les sursauts d'imagination et les élans visionnaires des mathématiciens fondateurs de la compréhension du monde. Au fil des pages, l'auteur présente des figures emblématiques telles que Carl Friedrich Gauss et Bernhard Riemann
Minimal surfaces(
Book
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1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics in Arcadia : Tom Stoppard in conversation with Robert Osserman by
Tom Stoppard(
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6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue between the mathematician Robert Osserman and the playwright Tom Stoppard commenting on Stoppard's play Arcadia. The plot of the stageplay revolves around the philosophical inquiries of a young woman and her tutor concerning the nature of mathematics, specifically Fermat's last theorem, and the investigations of two other scholars into the proofs for the theorem
6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue between the mathematician Robert Osserman and the playwright Tom Stoppard commenting on Stoppard's play Arcadia. The plot of the stageplay revolves around the philosophical inquiries of a young woman and her tutor concerning the nature of mathematics, specifically Fermat's last theorem, and the investigations of two other scholars into the proofs for the theorem
Geometrie conforme by
Robert Osserman(
Book
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12 editions published in 1967 in French and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1967 in French and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometry(
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8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Funny numbers : an evening with Steve Martin in conversation with Bob Osserman by
American Mathematical Society(
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3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Author and actor Steve Martin chatted with mathematician Robert Osserman of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley on December 15, 2002 at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. They discussed literature and mathematics, why two banjos are like one slide rule, and whether we really know what pi is. Steve Martin read and enacted excerpts from his works, reminisced about his work for the Smothers Brothers, and discussed the authors who influenced him. The hilarity of this event as it spins out of control has to be seen (on this videotape) to be believed!"Container
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Author and actor Steve Martin chatted with mathematician Robert Osserman of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley on December 15, 2002 at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. They discussed literature and mathematics, why two banjos are like one slide rule, and whether we really know what pi is. Steve Martin read and enacted excerpts from his works, reminisced about his work for the Smothers Brothers, and discussed the authors who influenced him. The hilarity of this event as it spins out of control has to be seen (on this videotape) to be believed!"Container
Koebe's general Uniformization Theorem the parabolic case by
Robert Osserman(
Book
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3 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poesia dell'universo : l'esplorazione matematica del cosmo by
Robert Osserman(
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8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Italian and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Italian and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo : a dialog on science, mathematics, history and drama(
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2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue between the mathematician Robert Osserman, G.V. Coyne, S.J., Director of the Vatican Observatory, and Galileo performed by Michael Winters in an excerpt from the Life of Galileo, a new English version by playwright David Hare of the play by Bertolt Brecht
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue between the mathematician Robert Osserman, G.V. Coyne, S.J., Director of the Vatican Observatory, and Galileo performed by Michael Winters in an excerpt from the Life of Galileo, a new English version by playwright David Hare of the play by Bertolt Brecht
The geometry of the generalized Gauss map by
David A Hoffmann(
Book
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4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Astronomers Authors, American Calculus Comedians Conformal mapping Congruences (Geometry) Cosmology Curves, Elliptic Dramatists, English EducationCurricula Fermat's last theorem Galilei, Galileo, Gauss maps Geometry, Differential Global analysis (Mathematics) Global differential geometry Grassmann manifolds Harvard University Laplacian operator Manifolds (Mathematics) Martin, Steve, Mathematical optimization Mathematical physics Mathematicians Mathematics Mathematics and literature MathematicsResearch Minimal surfaces Number theory Physics Pi Science Stoppard, Tom United States Wiles, Andrew
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Osserman R.
Osserman, R. 19262011
Osserman, R. (Robert)
Osserman, R. (Robert), 19262011
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