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Davis, Chandler

Overview
Works: 41 works in 87 publications in 3 languages and 1,050 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Animated films  Short films  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Interviewee, Redactor, Other
Classifications: QA446, 516
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The Geometric vein : the Coxeter festschrift by Chandler Davis( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and German and held by 379 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, so-called, 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, out-of-the-way art. Today there is no longer anything that out-of-the-way about it. Coxeter has contributed to, exemplified, we could almost say presided over an unanticipated and dra matic revival of geometry
The Coxeter legacy : reflections and projections( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays on the legacy of mathematician Donald Coxeter is a mixture of surveys, updates, history, storytelling and personal memories covering both applied and abstract maths. Subjects include: polytopes, Coxeter groups, equivelar polyhedra, Ceva's theorum, and Coxeter and the artists
The shape of content : creative writing in mathematics and science by Chandler Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a collection of creative pieces--poems, short stories, essays, play excerpts--that give shape to mathematical and scientific content. It portrays by example how various people work creatively with ideas from mathematics and other sciences."--Jacket
The college geometry project( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 12 films developed between 1965 and 1971 at the University of Minnesota which explain a broad range of topics
It walks in beauty : selected prose of Chandler Davis by Chandler Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calculus film project( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series of fourteen animated films was produced by the Calculus Film Project of the Mathematical Association of America in the late 1960's... The concept content and presentation provided by these films continues to demonstrate its value for first year calculus students." (from accompanying booklet)
MAA calculus films( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 2 (ca. 52 min.). Presents Newton's method as representative of an iterative procedure; defines the definite integral using Riemann sums; demonstrates the fundamental theorem of calculus, showing the functions F(x) and f(x) graphed simultaneously on separate sets of axes to illustrate that F'(x) = f(x); defines area in terms of the calculus. Pt. 3 (ca. 53 min.). Discusses areas under curves with emphasis on the graphs of continuous and monotone functions; illustrates the definite integral by the method of upper and lower sums; explains that the volume of an urn-like solid can be expressed with a definite integral; explains that the volume of a torus can be expressed as a definite integral using the shell method
Science for good or ill by Chandler Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having come this far by Chandler Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linear programming and computers by Chandler Davis( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue dedicated to Chandler Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping in mind the McCarthy era at the University of Michigan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about three faculty members--Clement Markert, Mark Nickerson, and Chandler Davis--forced to leave the University of Michigan because of alleged affiliations with the Communist Party
The rotation of eigenvectors by a perturbation-III by Chandler Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse fonctionnelle et approximation des fonctions. Sommaire de conférences tenues à l'Université Laval, aoút 1965 by Chandler Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geometric Vien : the Coxeter Festschrift by Coxeter symposium( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridge-building of the sixth engineers by Chandler Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lattices and modal operators by Chandler Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue dedicated to Chandler Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace chandler davis, petitioner by Chandler Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance of the shells( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Entrant in the Dance Films Association's 31st annual Dance on Camera Festival 2003. Videodance work
 
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The Coxeter legacy : reflections and projections
Alternative Names
Chan Davis

Chandler Davis Canadees wiskundige

Chandler Davis Canadian mathematician and writer

Davis, C.

Davis, Horace Chandler 1926-

Languages
English (73)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
The shape of content : creative writing in mathematics and scienceIt walks in beauty : selected prose of Chandler Davis