Albers, Donald J. 1941
Overview
Works:  61 works in 212 publications in 3 languages and 5,931 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography Interviews Conference papers and proceedings History Biographical films Documentary films Games Biographies 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Correspondent, Other, Recipient 
Classifications:  QA28, B 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
Donald J Albers
Mathematical people : profiles and interviews by
Mathematical Association of America(
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)
27 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews and profiles of mathematicians, teachers, and friends of mathematics provide an insight into the motives, philosophies, and talents that drive the creative process of mathematics
27 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews and profiles of mathematicians, teachers, and friends of mathematics provide an insight into the motives, philosophies, and talents that drive the creative process of mathematics
More mathematical people : contemporary conversations by
Donald J Albers(
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)
14 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the tradition of the first volume of Mathematical People comes another collection of interviews and profiles with some of the most prestigious mathematicians of our time. The chapters tell in the mathematicians' own words how they became interested in mathematics, how they chose their speciality, and about their hobbies and personal lives. Each interview has its own colorful character and is full of photographs so personal and lively that they add a new dimension to the reader's perception.  from dust jacket
14 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the tradition of the first volume of Mathematical People comes another collection of interviews and profiles with some of the most prestigious mathematicians of our time. The chapters tell in the mathematicians' own words how they became interested in mathematics, how they chose their speciality, and about their hobbies and personal lives. Each interview has its own colorful character and is full of photographs so personal and lively that they add a new dimension to the reader's perception.  from dust jacket
Teaching teachers, teaching students : reflections on mathematical education by
Lynn Arthur Steen(
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)
15 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics education is one of the most important but least understood subjects of our age. As science and technology move the world from the age of machines to the age of computers, basic education in the language of science, technology and computers takes on increased importance. In both developed and developing nations, more people than ever before are seeking edu cation in mathematics. Yet there are numerous signs that worldwide mathematics education is of very uneven quality, not attuned to the needs of contemporary society: declining scores on standardized examS7 diminishing number of certified mathematics teach erS7 public outcry at failures of the "new math"7 professional concern with problem solving and applications of mathematics7 uncertainty about the relation of computers and calculators to mathematics instruction. It was in this context of rising expectations and mounting problems that over 2000 mathematicians and mathematics teachers from ar. ound the world gathered in August, 1980, at the University of California in Berke ley, California, for the Fourth International Congress of Mathematical Education CIeME IV)
15 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics education is one of the most important but least understood subjects of our age. As science and technology move the world from the age of machines to the age of computers, basic education in the language of science, technology and computers takes on increased importance. In both developed and developing nations, more people than ever before are seeking edu cation in mathematics. Yet there are numerous signs that worldwide mathematics education is of very uneven quality, not attuned to the needs of contemporary society: declining scores on standardized examS7 diminishing number of certified mathematics teach erS7 public outcry at failures of the "new math"7 professional concern with problem solving and applications of mathematics7 uncertainty about the relation of computers and calculators to mathematics instruction. It was in this context of rising expectations and mounting problems that over 2000 mathematicians and mathematics teachers from ar. ound the world gathered in August, 1980, at the University of California in Berke ley, California, for the Fourth International Congress of Mathematical Education CIeME IV)
Fascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirs by
Donald J Albers(
Book
)
15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews, they all share a deep and abiding sense of wonder about mathematics. Featured herein their own wordsare major research mathematicians whose cuttingedge discoveries have advanced the frontiers of the field, such as Lars Ahlfors, Mary Cartwright, Dusa McDuff, and Atle Selberg. Others are leading mathematicians who have also been highly influential as teachers and mentors, like Tom Apostol and Jean Taylor. Fern Hunt describes what it was like to be among the first black women to earn a PhD in mathematics. Harold Bacon made trips to Alcatraz to help a prisoner learn calculus. Thomas Banchoff, who first became interested in the fourth dimension while reading a Captain Marvel comic, relates his fascinating friendship with Salvador Dalí and their shared passion for art, mathematics, and the profound connection between the two. Other mathematical people found here are Leon Bankoff, who was also a Beverly Hills dentist; Arthur Benjamin, a parttime professional magician; and Joseph Gallian, a legendary mentor of future mathematicians, but also a worldrenowned expert on the Beatles. This beautifully illustrated collection includes many photographs never before published, concise introductions by the editors to each person, and a foreword by Philip J. Davis.Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions
15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews, they all share a deep and abiding sense of wonder about mathematics. Featured herein their own wordsare major research mathematicians whose cuttingedge discoveries have advanced the frontiers of the field, such as Lars Ahlfors, Mary Cartwright, Dusa McDuff, and Atle Selberg. Others are leading mathematicians who have also been highly influential as teachers and mentors, like Tom Apostol and Jean Taylor. Fern Hunt describes what it was like to be among the first black women to earn a PhD in mathematics. Harold Bacon made trips to Alcatraz to help a prisoner learn calculus. Thomas Banchoff, who first became interested in the fourth dimension while reading a Captain Marvel comic, relates his fascinating friendship with Salvador Dalí and their shared passion for art, mathematics, and the profound connection between the two. Other mathematical people found here are Leon Bankoff, who was also a Beverly Hills dentist; Arthur Benjamin, a parttime professional magician; and Joseph Gallian, a legendary mentor of future mathematicians, but also a worldrenowned expert on the Beatles. This beautifully illustrated collection includes many photographs never before published, concise introductions by the editors to each person, and a foreword by Philip J. Davis.Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions
International mathematical congresses : an illustrated history, 18931986 by
Donald J Albers(
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31 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
31 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Gardner's mathematical games : the entire collection of his Scientific American columns by
Martin Gardner(
)
4 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Searchable source that brings together 30 years of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column which ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1986
4 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Searchable source that brings together 30 years of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column which ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1986
New directions in twoyear college mathematics : proceedings of the Sloan Foundation Conference on twoyear College Mathematics,
held July1114 at Menlo College in Atherton, California by
Donald J Albers(
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)
13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By Donald J. Albers ix INTRODUCTION In July of 1984 the first national conference on mathematics education in twoyear colleges was held at Menlo College. The conference was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Twoyear colleges account for more than onethird of all undergraduate enrollments in mathematics, and more than onehalf of all college freshmen are enrolled in twoyear colleges. These two facts alone suggest the importance of mathematics education in twoyear colleges, particularly to secondary schools, fouryear colleges, and universities. For a variety of reasons, fouryear colleges and universities are relatively unaware of twoyear colleges. Arthur Cohen, who was a participant at the "New Directions" conference warns: "Fouryear colleges and universities ignore twoyear colleges at their own peril." Ross Taylor, another conference participant, encouraged twoyear college faculty to be ever mindful of their main source of studentssecondary schools and to work hard to strengthen their ties with them. There are many other reasons why it was important to examine twoyear college mathematics from a national perspective: 1. Over the last quarter century, rio other sector of higher education has grown so rapidly as have twoyear colleges. Their enrollments tripled in the 60's, doubled in the 70's, and continue to increase rapidly in the 80's. x 2. Twentyfive years ago, twoyear colleges accounted for only oneseventh of all undergraduate mathematics enrollments; today the fraction is more than onethird
13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By Donald J. Albers ix INTRODUCTION In July of 1984 the first national conference on mathematics education in twoyear colleges was held at Menlo College. The conference was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Twoyear colleges account for more than onethird of all undergraduate enrollments in mathematics, and more than onehalf of all college freshmen are enrolled in twoyear colleges. These two facts alone suggest the importance of mathematics education in twoyear colleges, particularly to secondary schools, fouryear colleges, and universities. For a variety of reasons, fouryear colleges and universities are relatively unaware of twoyear colleges. Arthur Cohen, who was a participant at the "New Directions" conference warns: "Fouryear colleges and universities ignore twoyear colleges at their own peril." Ross Taylor, another conference participant, encouraged twoyear college faculty to be ever mindful of their main source of studentssecondary schools and to work hard to strengthen their ties with them. There are many other reasons why it was important to examine twoyear college mathematics from a national perspective: 1. Over the last quarter century, rio other sector of higher education has grown so rapidly as have twoyear colleges. Their enrollments tripled in the 60's, doubled in the 70's, and continue to increase rapidly in the 80's. x 2. Twentyfive years ago, twoyear colleges accounted for only oneseventh of all undergraduate mathematics enrollments; today the fraction is more than onethird
Undergraduate programs in the mathematical and computer sciences : the 19851986 survey by
Donald J Albers(
Book
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2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The G.H. Hardy reader by
Mathematical Association of America(
Book
)
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a feast of G.H. Hardy's writing. There are selections of his mathematical papers, his book reviews, his tributes to departed colleagues. Some articles are serious, and others display his wry sense of humor. To these are added recollections by those who knew Hardy, along with biographical and mathematical pieces written explicitly for this collection."
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a feast of G.H. Hardy's writing. There are selections of his mathematical papers, his book reviews, his tributes to departed colleagues. Some articles are serious, and others display his wry sense of humor. To these are added recollections by those who knew Hardy, along with biographical and mathematical pieces written explicitly for this collection."
Statistical abstract of undergraduate programs in the mathematical sciences and computer science in the United States : 199091
CBMS survey by
Donald J Albers(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the twentyfirst International Congress of Americanists, first part held at The Hague, August 1216, 1924 by International Congress of Americanists(
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2 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Undergraduate mathematical sciences in universities, fouryear colleges, and twoyear colleges, 198081 by
James T Fey(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics tomorrow by
Lynn Arthur Steen(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics today is approaching a state of cnSIS. As the demands of science and society for mathematical literacy increase, the percentage of American college students intending to major in mathematics plummets and achievement scores of entering college students continue thelt unremit ting decline. As research in core mathematics reaches unprecedented heights of power and sophistication, the growth of diverse applied special ties threatens to fragment mathematics into distinct and frequently hostile mathematical sciences. These crises in mathematics presage difficulties for science and engineer ing, and alarms are beginning to sound in the scientific and even in the political communities. Citing a trend towards "virtual scientific and techno logical illiteracy" and a "shrinking of our national commitment to excel lence ... in science, mathematics and technology," a recent study con ducted for the President by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Department of Education warns of serious impending shortcomings in public understanding of science. "Today people in a wide range of non scientific ... professions must have a greater understanding of technology than at any time in our history. Yet our educational system does not now provide such understanding." The study goes on to conclude that present trends pose great risk of manpower shortages in the mathematical and engineering sciences. "The pool from which our future scientific and engineering personnel can be drawn is ... in danger of becoming smaller, even as the need for such personnel is increasing." It is time to take a serious look at mathematics tomorrow
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics today is approaching a state of cnSIS. As the demands of science and society for mathematical literacy increase, the percentage of American college students intending to major in mathematics plummets and achievement scores of entering college students continue thelt unremit ting decline. As research in core mathematics reaches unprecedented heights of power and sophistication, the growth of diverse applied special ties threatens to fragment mathematics into distinct and frequently hostile mathematical sciences. These crises in mathematics presage difficulties for science and engineer ing, and alarms are beginning to sound in the scientific and even in the political communities. Citing a trend towards "virtual scientific and techno logical illiteracy" and a "shrinking of our national commitment to excel lence ... in science, mathematics and technology," a recent study con ducted for the President by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Department of Education warns of serious impending shortcomings in public understanding of science. "Today people in a wide range of non scientific ... professions must have a greater understanding of technology than at any time in our history. Yet our educational system does not now provide such understanding." The study goes on to conclude that present trends pose great risk of manpower shortages in the mathematical and engineering sciences. "The pool from which our future scientific and engineering personnel can be drawn is ... in danger of becoming smaller, even as the need for such personnel is increasing." It is time to take a serious look at mathematics tomorrow
Hinweise zur Labordiagnostik in der Kassenpraxis(
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)
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliothèque du Palais de la Paix by
P. C Molhuysen(
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)
5 editions published in 1916 in French and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1916 in French and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogue by
P. C Molhuysen(
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)
1 edition published in 1922 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1922 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Undergraduate mathematical sciences in universities, fouryear colleges, and twoyear colleges, 197576 by
James T Fey(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical games by
Martin Gardner(
)
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Searchable source that brings together 30 years of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column which ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1986
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Searchable source that brings together 30 years of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column which ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1986
N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdös : a documentary film(
Visual
)
3 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdős was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Universally revered among mathematicians, Erdős, who was born in Hungary and died in 1996, was a wandering genius who eschewed the traditional trappings of success ... [this videocassette is] a documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over four years, presents Erdős' mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life"Container
3 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdős was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Universally revered among mathematicians, Erdős, who was born in Hungary and died in 1996, was a wandering genius who eschewed the traditional trappings of success ... [this videocassette is] a documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over four years, presents Erdős' mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life"Container
Mathematical people : profiles and interviews by
Donald J Albers(
Book
)
3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unique collection contains extensive and indepth interviews with mathematicians who have shaped the field of mathematics in the twentieth century. Collected by two mathematicians respected in the community for their skill in communicating mathematical topics to a broader audience, the book is also rich with photographs and includes an introduction by Philip J. Davis
3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unique collection contains extensive and indepth interviews with mathematicians who have shaped the field of mathematics in the twentieth century. Collected by two mathematicians respected in the community for their skill in communicating mathematical topics to a broader audience, the book is also rich with photographs and includes an introduction by Philip J. Davis
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