Sherk, F. A.
Overview
Works:  4 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 626 library holdings 

Genres:  History Church history 
Roles:  Editor, Author, Other 
Classifications:  QA446, 516 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
F. A Sherk
The Geometric vein : the Coxeter festschrift by
Chandler Davis(
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13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometry has been defined as that part of mathematics which makes appeal to the sense of sight; but this definition is thrown in doubt by the existence of great geometers who were blind or nearly so, such as Leonhard Euler. Sometimes it seems that geometric methods in analysis, socalled, consist in having recourse to notions outside those apparently relevant, so that geometry must be the joining of unlike strands; but then what shall we say of the importance of axiomatic programmes in geometry, where reference to notions outside a restricted reper tory is banned? Whatever its definition, geometry clearly has been more than the sum of its results, more than the consequences of some few axiom sets. It has been a major current in mathematics, with a distinctive approach and a distinc ti v e spirit. A current, furthermore, which has not been constant. In the 1930s, after a period of pervasive prominence, it appeared to be in decline, even passe. These same years were those in which H.S.M. Coxeter was beginning his scientific work. Undeterred by the unfashionability of geometry, Coxeter pursued it with devotion and inspiration. By the 1950s he appeared to the broader mathematical world as a consummate practitioner of a peculiar, outoftheway art. Today there is no longer anything that outoftheway about it. Coxeter has contributed to, exemplified, we could almost say presided over an unanticipated and dra matic revival of geometry
13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometry has been defined as that part of mathematics which makes appeal to the sense of sight; but this definition is thrown in doubt by the existence of great geometers who were blind or nearly so, such as Leonhard Euler. Sometimes it seems that geometric methods in analysis, socalled, consist in having recourse to notions outside those apparently relevant, so that geometry must be the joining of unlike strands; but then what shall we say of the importance of axiomatic programmes in geometry, where reference to notions outside a restricted reper tory is banned? Whatever its definition, geometry clearly has been more than the sum of its results, more than the consequences of some few axiom sets. It has been a major current in mathematics, with a distinctive approach and a distinc ti v e spirit. A current, furthermore, which has not been constant. In the 1930s, after a period of pervasive prominence, it appeared to be in decline, even passe. These same years were those in which H.S.M. Coxeter was beginning his scientific work. Undeterred by the unfashionability of geometry, Coxeter pursued it with devotion and inspiration. By the 1950s he appeared to the broader mathematical world as a consummate practitioner of a peculiar, outoftheway art. Today there is no longer anything that outoftheway about it. Coxeter has contributed to, exemplified, we could almost say presided over an unanticipated and dra matic revival of geometry
Kaleidoscopes : selected writings of H.S.M. Coxeter by
H. S. M Coxeter(
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9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An integrated introduction to geometry by
F. A Sherk(
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2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keeping faith : a centennial history of Banfield Memorial Church by
F. A Sherk(
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1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Related Identities
 Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald) 19072003 Honoree Author Dedicatee
 Davis, Chandler Author Editor
 Grünbaum, Branko Editor
 Canadian Mathematical Society Other
 Assouad, Patrice
 National Science Foundation (U.S.)
 Missionary Church
 Banfield Memorial Church (Willowdale, Ont.)
 Thompson, Anthony C. 1937 Editor
 Weiss, Asia Ivić Editor