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Conway, John H. (John Horton)

Works: 104 works in 559 publications in 6 languages and 13,366 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Puzzles and games  Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works by John H Conway
The book of numbers by John H Conway( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Book of Numbers, two famous mathematicians fascinated by beautiful and intriguing number patterns share their insights and discoveries with each other and with readers. John Conway is the showman, master of mathematical games and flamboyant presentations; Richard Guy is the encyclopedist, always on top of problems waiting to be solved. Together they show us why patterns and properties of numbers have captivated mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike for centuries. The Book of Numbers features Conway and Guy's favorite stories about all the kinds of numbers any of us is likely to encounter, and many others besides. "Our aim," the authors write, "is to bring to the inquisitive reader ... an explanation of the many ways the word 'number' is used." They explore patterns that emerge in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, describe these patterns' relevance both inside and outside mathematics, and introduce the strange worlds of complex, transcendental, and surreal numbers. This unique book brings together facts, pictures and stories about numbers in a way that no one but an extraordinarily talented pair of mathematicians and writers could do
Winning ways, for your mathematical plays by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

97 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sphere packings, lattices, and groups by John H Conway( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third edition of this book continues to pursue the question, what is the most efficient way to pack a large number of equal spheres in n-dimensional Euclidean space? The authors also continue to examine related problems such as the kissing number problem, the covering problem, the quantizing problem, and the classification of lattices and quadratic forms. Like the previous edition, the third edition describes the connections of these questions with other areas of mathematics and science such as coding theory, digital communication, number theory, group theory, analog-to-digital conversion and data compression, and n-dimensional crystallography. Of special interest in the third edition is a report on some recent developments in the field and a supplementary bibliography for 1988-1998 containing over 800 items."--Jacket
The sensual (quadratic) form by John H Conway( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolutely fascinating from beginning to end. Ian Stewart, New Scientist This is a book rich in ideas. They seem to burst forth from almost every page ... I suspect that the author's hope that 'even the experts will find some new enlightenment here' will be realized. The Mathematics Teacher A very original book ... The lectures are self-contained for the graduate reader ... full of new ideas, and thus of real interest also to experts. Zentralblatt für Mathematik John Horton Conway's unique approach to quadratic forms was the subject of the Hedrick Lectures given by him in August of 1991 at the Joint Meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society in Orono, Maine. This book presents the substance of those lectures. The book should not be thought of as a serious textbook on the theory of quadratic forms - it consists rather of a number of essays on particular aspects of quadratic forms that have interested the author. The lectures are self-contained and will be accessible to the generally informed reader who has no particular background in quadratic form theory. The minor exceptions should not interrupt the flow of ideas. The Afterthoughts to the Lectures contain discussion of related matters that occasionally presuppose greater knowledge
On numbers and games by John H Conway( Book )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By defining numbers as the strengths of positions in certain games, the author arrives at a new class, the surreal numbers, that includes both real numbers and ordinal numbers. These surreal numbers are applied in the author's mathematical analysis of game strategies."--Cover
Winning ways for your mathematical plays by Elwyn R Berlekamp( )

64 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a text on mathematical games and how to play them intelligently. In this volume, the authors present a Diamond of a find, cover one-player games such as Solitaire, and ponder questions like What is life?
On quaternions and octonions : their geometry, arithmetic, and symmetry by John H Conway( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book investigates the geometry of quaternion and octonion algebras. Following a comprehensive historical introduction, the book illuminates the special properties of 3- and 4-dimensional Euclidean spaces using quaternions, leading to enumerations of the corresponding finite groups of symmetries. The second half of the book discusses the less familiar octonion algebra, concentrating on its remarkable "triality symmetry" after an appropriate study of Moufang loops. The authors also describe the arithmetics of the quaternions and octonions. The book concludes with a new theory of octonion factorization. Topics covered include the geometry of complex numbers, quaternions and 3-dimensional groups, quaternions and 4-dimensional groups, Hurwitz integral quaternions, composition algebras, Moufang loops, octonions and 8-dimensional geometry, integral octonions, and the octonion projective plane."--Provided by publisher
The symmetries of things by John H Conway( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Symmetry is a fundamental phenomenon in art, science, and nature that has been captured, described, and analyzed using mathematical concepts for a long time. Inspired by the geometric intuition of Bill Thurston and empowered by his own analytical skills, John Conway, together with his coauthors, has developed a comprehensive mathematical theory of symmetry that allows the description and classification of symmetries in numerous geometric environments. This richly and compellingly illustrated book addresses the phenomenological, analytical, and mathematical aspects of symmetry on three levels that build on one another and will speak to interested lay people, artists, working mathematicians, and researchers."--Jacket
Atlas of finite groups : maximal subgroups and ordinary characters for simple groups by John H Conway( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to solve it : a new aspect of mathematical method by George Pólya( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines a method of solving mathematical problems for teachers and students based upon the four steps of understanding the problem, devising a plan, carrying out the plan, and checking the results
Regular algebra and finite machines by John H Conway( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-famous mathematician John H. Conway based this classic text on a 1966 course he taught at Cambridge University. Geared toward graduate students of mathematics, it will also prove a valuable guide to researchers and professional mathematicians. His topics cover Moore's theory of experiments, Kleene's theory of regular events and expressions, Kleene algebras, the differential calculus of events, factors and the factor matrix, and the theory of operators. Additional subjects include event classes and operator classes, some regulator algebras, context-free languages, communicative regular algebra, axiomatic questions, the strength of classical axioms, and logical problems. Complete solutions to problems appear at the end
Zahlenzauber : von natürlichen, imaginären und anderen Zahlen by John H Conway( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite Simple Groups : Thirty Years of the Atlas and Beyond : international conference, Finite Simple Groups: Thirty Years of the Atlas and Beyond, Celebrating the Atlases and Honoring John Conway, November 2-5, 2015, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ by Manjul Bhargava( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mathematics conference partially based on Atlas of finite groups, by John H. Conway, et al. (Oxford University Press, 1985)
Miscellanea mathematica by Michael Francis Atiyah( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics has a certain mystique, for it is pure and ex- act, yet demands remarkable creativity. This reputation is reinforced by its characteristic abstraction and its own in- dividual language, which often disguise its origins in and connections with the physical world. Publishing mathematics, therefore, requires special effort and talent. Heinz Gotze, who has dedicated his life to scientific pu- blishing, took up this challenge with his typical enthusi- asm. This Festschrift celebrates his invaluable contribu- tions to the mathematical community, many of whose leading members he counts among his personal friends. The articles, written by mathematicians from around the world and coming from diverse fields, portray the important role of mathematics in our culture. Here, the reflections of important mathematicians, often focused on the history of mathematics, are collected, in recognition of Heinz Gotze's life-long support of mathematics
Combinatorial games by Elwyn R Berlekamp( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ax² + hxy + cy² = n by John H Conway( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on a pictorial approach to the theory of integral quadratic forms, John H. Conway combines an impressive command of the theory with deep intuitive insight to produce an illuminating and engaging videotaped lecture
Bäumchen-wechsle-dich by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Solitairspiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Le Livre des nombres by John H Conway( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fallstudien by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The book of numbers
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Winning ways, for your mathematical playsSphere packings, lattices, and groupsThe sensual (quadratic) formOn numbers and gamesWinning ways for your mathematical playsOn quaternions and octonions : their geometry, arithmetic, and symmetryThe symmetries of thingsAtlas of finite groups : maximal subgroups and ordinary characters for simple groupsHow to solve it : a new aspect of mathematical method