Davis, Chandler
Overview
Works:  37 works in 93 publications in 3 languages and 1,091 library holdings 

Genres:  Science fiction Educational films Nonfiction films Animated films Short films History Handbooks and manuals 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Interviewee, Other, Redactor 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about
Chandler Davis
 Marvin Lemmon Niehuss papers by Marvin Lemmon Niehuss( )
 American Association of University Professors, University of Michigan Chapter records by American Association of University Professors( )
 Wesley Henry Maurer papers by Wesley Henry Maurer( )
 Ideal theory in algebraic number fields : a very minor thesis by Chandler Davis( )
 Davis, Chandler : Operators and Matrices( )
 "Keeping in mind" documentary interviews by Adam Kulakow( Visual )
 Proceedings against Horace Chandler Davis ... : report citing Horace Chandler Davis by United States( Book )
 Adam Kulakow papers by Adam Kulakow( )
 W. Wallace Kent papers by W. Wallace Kent( )
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Most widely held works by
Chandler Davis
The Geometric vein : the Coxeter festschrift by
Chandler Davis(
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22 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and German and held by 385 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
22 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and German and held by 385 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
The Coxeter legacy : reflections and projections(
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11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 216 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
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 216 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(
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8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a collection of creative piecespoems, short stories, essays, play excerptsthat give shape to mathematical and scientific content. It portrays by example how various people work creatively with ideas from mathematics and other sciences."Jacket
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a collection of creative piecespoems, short stories, essays, play excerptsthat 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(
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1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 12 films developed between 1965 and 1971 at the University of Minnesota which explain a broad range of topics
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 90 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(
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3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calculus film project(
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3 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 32 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)
3 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 32 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(
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1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 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 urnlike 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
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 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 urnlike 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(
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2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having come this far by
Chandler Davis(
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1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special issue dedicated to Chandler Davis(
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2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linear programming and computers by
Chandler Davis(
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4 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse fonctionnelle et approximation des fonctions. Sommaire de conférences tenues à l'Université Laval, aoút 1965 by
Chandler Davis(
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2 editions published in 1965 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1965 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caroms(
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2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the relationship between a carom and a reflection, and uses this principle to solve elementary geometric inequalities leading up to an exploration of Fagnano's problem : to find a triangle of minimum perimeter that can be inscribed in a given acuteangled triangle. Features mathematician Chandler Davis.
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the relationship between a carom and a reflection, and uses this principle to solve elementary geometric inequalities leading up to an exploration of Fagnano's problem : to find a triangle of minimum perimeter that can be inscribed in a given acuteangled triangle. Features mathematician Chandler Davis.
Keeping in mind : the McCarthy era at the University of Michigan(
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2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about three faculty membersClement Markert, Mark Nickerson, and Chandler Davisforced to leave the University of Michigan because of alleged affiliations with the Communist Party
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about three faculty membersClement Markert, Mark Nickerson, and Chandler Davisforced to leave the University of Michigan because of alleged affiliations with the Communist Party
The rotation of eigenvectors by a perturbationIII by
Chandler Davis(
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4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bridgebuilding of the sixth engineers by
Chandler Davis(
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1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horace chandler davis, petitioner by
Chandler Davis(
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1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keeping in mind : interview of Chandler Davis by
Chandler Davis(
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1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lattices and modal operators by
Chandler Davis(
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2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dance of the shells(
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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
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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