Hoffman, David A. 1944
Overview
Works:  18 works in 58 publications in 3 languages and 757 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Drama Lectures Nonfiction films Nonfiction television programs Educational television programs History Documentary films Academic theses Interviews 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Host, Author of screenplay, Translator 
Classifications:  QA641, 516.36028566 
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Most widely held works by
David A Hoffman
The geometry of the generalized Gauss map by
David A Hoffman(
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10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 257 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
10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 257 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
Geometric analysis and computer graphics : proceedings of a workshop held May 2325, 1988 by
Paul Concus(
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11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Romanian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The meeting at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley was structured around principal lectures given by Almgren, Callahan, Ericksen, Francis, Gulliver, Hanrahan, Kajiya, Polthier, Sethian, Sterling, Thomas, and Vogel. The divergent backgrounds of these and the many other participants, as reflected in their lectures at the meeting and in the papers presented here, testify to the unifying element of the workshop's central theme. The depth and range of the new developments presented in the lectures point to scientific and technological frontiers being crossed with impressive speed. The present volume is offered as a permanent record for those who were present, and also with a view towards making the material available to a wider audience than were able to attend
11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Romanian and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The meeting at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley was structured around principal lectures given by Almgren, Callahan, Ericksen, Francis, Gulliver, Hanrahan, Kajiya, Polthier, Sethian, Sterling, Thomas, and Vogel. The divergent backgrounds of these and the many other participants, as reflected in their lectures at the meeting and in the papers presented here, testify to the unifying element of the workshop's central theme. The depth and range of the new developments presented in the lectures point to scientific and technological frontiers being crossed with impressive speed. The present volume is offered as a permanent record for those who were present, and also with a view towards making the material available to a wider audience than were able to attend
Global theory of minimal surfaces : proceedings of the Clay Mathematics Institute 2001 Summer School, Mathematical Sciences
Research Institute, Berkeley, California, June 25July 27, 2001 by
Clay Mathematics Institute(
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10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics in Arcadia : Tom Stoppard in conversation with Robert Osserman by
Tom Stoppard(
Visual
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3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 53 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
3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 53 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
Natural minimal surfaces via theory and computation by David Hoffman(
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5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Hoffman presents basic analysis and geometry needed to understand minimal surfaces and discusses computer techniques used to discover new families of examples. Recent applications to the study of block copolymers are also presented
5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Hoffman presents basic analysis and geometry needed to understand minimal surfaces and discusses computer techniques used to discover new families of examples. Recent applications to the study of block copolymers are also presented
A course in differential geometry by
Wilhelm Klingenberg(
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2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The geometry of the generalized Gauss map by
David A Hoffmann(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nurturing spirituality : an assessment of the cognitive, moral judgement, and faith development of firstyear college students
participating in a developmental retreat program by
David A Hoffman(
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2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo : a dialog on science, mathematics, history and drama(
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1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue between mathematician Robert Osserman, G.V. Coyne (the Director of the Vatican Observatory) and actor Michael Winters, held on the set of the Berkeley Repertory Theater's production of Brecht's The Life of Galileo
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue between mathematician Robert Osserman, G.V. Coyne (the Director of the Vatican Observatory) and actor Michael Winters, held on the set of the Berkeley Repertory Theater's production of Brecht's The Life of Galileo
Comment utiliser un ordinateur pour trouver de nouvelles surfaces minimales? by
David A Hoffman(
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in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A course in differential geometry : Transl. by David Hoffmann by
Wilhelm Klingenberg(
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2 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thesis on circumstances that modify the action of medicines by
David A Hoffman(
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1 edition published in 1848 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1848 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Surfaces in constant curvature manifolds with parallel mean curvature vector field by
David A Hoffman(
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1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The geometry of the generalized Gauss map by
David A Hoffman(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Computing @ MSRI.org(
Visual
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1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A public lecture, with slides, on computer visualization and geometric analysis, focusing on the geometry of surfaces. Examines the interplay between mathematical theory and science and discusses abstract thinking in mathematics and visual perception
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A public lecture, with slides, on computer visualization and geometric analysis, focusing on the geometry of surfaces. Examines the interplay between mathematical theory and science and discusses abstract thinking in mathematics and visual perception
Surfaces minimales et solutions de problèmes variationnels by
H Rosenberg(
Book
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1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Minimal surfaces(
Visual
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1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A classroom lecture, with slides, on minimal surfaces; what they are and variation formula
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A classroom lecture, with slides, on minimal surfaces; what they are and variation formula
Mediation and the Art of Shuttle Diplomacy by
David A Hoffman(
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1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Osserman, Robert
 Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, Calif.) Editor
 Finn, Robert PhD Editor
 Concus, Paul Editor
 Clay Mathematics Institute
 Clay Mathematics Institute Summer School (2001 : Berkeley, Calif.)
 University of California, Berkeley Department of Music
 University of California, Berkeley Office of Media Services
 Behbehani, Kahan
 Mendez, Rachelle
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Astronomers Block copolymers Calculus of variationsData processing Christian life College studentsReligious life Computer graphics Computer vision Dramatists, English Faith development Fermat's last theorem Galilei, Galileo, Gauss maps Geometry, Analytic Geometry, Differential Geometry, DifferentialData processing Global differential geometry Grassmann manifolds Manifolds (Mathematics) Mathematics MathematicsData processing MathematicsStudy and teaching (Higher)Audiovisual aids Minimal surfaces Plateau's problem Riemannian manifolds Science Spiritual lifeChristianity Stoppard, Tom Surfaces Surfaces of constant curvature Variational principles Vector bundles
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David Allen Hoffman American mathematician
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David Allen Hoffman matemàtic estatunidenc
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David Allen Hoffman matematico statunitense
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