Conway, John H. (John Horton)
Overview
Works:  102 works in 543 publications in 6 languages and 13,852 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works Puzzles and games Conference papers and proceedings Festschriften Filmed lectures Nonfiction films 
Roles:  Author, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Translator, Other 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about
John H Conway
 Genius at play : the curious mind of John Horton Conway by Siobhan Roberts( Book )
 La secuencias autodescriptivas ("decir lo que se ve") by Osvaldo Parés Rivera( Book )
 Conway's angel problem by R. Jordan Crouser( )
 Martin Gardner papers by Martin Gardner( )
 Conway, John Horton( )
 Unknotting Conway's knot notation by Jacie Lyn Hasenfus( )
 The maximal subgroups of Conway's group C3 and McLaughlin's group by Larry Alan Finkelstein( )
 Finite Simple Groups by Manjul Bhargava( )
 Finitely presented infinite simple groups by G Higman( )
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Most widely held works by
John H Conway
The book of numbers by
John H Conway(
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31 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,853 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 nonmathematicians 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
31 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,853 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 nonmathematicians 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(
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164 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,626 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 oneplayer games such as Solitaire, and ponder questions like What is life?
164 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,626 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 oneplayer games such as Solitaire, and ponder questions like What is life?
On numbers and games by
John H Conway(
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42 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 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
42 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 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
Sphere packings, lattices, and groups by
John H Conway(
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53 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,295 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 ndimensional 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, analogtodigital conversion and data compression, and ndimensional crystallography. Of special interest in the third edition is a report on some recent developments in the field and a supplementary bibliography for 19881998 containing over 800 items."Jacket
53 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,295 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 ndimensional 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, analogtodigital conversion and data compression, and ndimensional crystallography. Of special interest in the third edition is a report on some recent developments in the field and a supplementary bibliography for 19881998 containing over 800 items."Jacket
The symmetries of things by
John H Conway(
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16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 627 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
16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 627 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
The sensual (quadratic) form by
John H Conway(
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23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 612 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 selfcontained 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 selfcontained 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
23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 612 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 selfcontained 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 selfcontained 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
Atlas of finite groups : maximal subgroups and ordinary characters for simple groups by
John H Conway(
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17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On quaternions and octonions : their geometry, arithmetic, and symmetry by
John H Conway(
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23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Automorphisms and Subrings of O""""Reading O Mod 2""; ""The Octonion Projective Plane OP2""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Automorphisms and Subrings of O""""Reading O Mod 2""; ""The Octonion Projective Plane OP2""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
How to solve it : a new aspect of mathematical method by
George Pólya(
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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
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(
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20 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worldfamous 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, contextfree languages, communicative regular algebra, axiomatic questions, the strength of classical axioms, and logical problems. Complete solutions to problems appear at the end
20 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worldfamous 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, contextfree 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(
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4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finitely presented infinite simple groups by
G Higman(
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3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mathematics conference partially based on Atlas of finite groups, by John H. Conway, et al. (Oxford University Press, 1985)
3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mathematics conference partially based on Atlas of finite groups, by John H. Conway, et al. (Oxford University Press, 1985)
Ax² + hxy + cy² = n by
John H Conway(
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5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 41 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
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 41 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
Bäumchenwechsledich by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Solitairspiele by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Fallstudien by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 3
1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Le Livre des nombres by
John H Conway(
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3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorial games by
Elwyn R Berlekamp(
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3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miscellanea mathematica by
Michael Francis Atiyah(
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1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 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 lifelong support of mathematics
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 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 lifelong support of mathematics
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 Guy, Richard K. Editor
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 Burgiel, Heidi 1968
 Roberts, Siobhan Author
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Algebra Cayley numbers (Algebra) Chemistry, Physical and theoretical ChemistryMathematics Combinatorial analysis Combinatorial number theory Combinatorial packing and covering Combinatorial probabilities Conway, John H.(John Horton) Diaconis, Persi Engineering Equations, Quadratic Finite groups Forms, Quadratic Functions of complex variables Game theory Geometry Great Britain Group theory Guy, Richard K Integral equations Knot theory Knuth, Donald Ervin, Lattice theory Mathematical recreations Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsStudy and teaching MathematicsStudy and teaching (Secondary) Mathematics teachers New JerseyPrinceton Number theory Problem solving Quaternions Schattschneider, Doris Sequential machine theory Shapes Slocum, Jerry Sphere Sphere packings Surreal numbers Symmetry (Mathematics) Transfinite numbers Trigg, Charles W Ulam, Stanislaw M United States
Alternative Names
Conway, J.H.
Conway, J.H. 1937
Conway, J. H. (John Horton)
Conway, J. H. (John Horton), 1937
Conway, John
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Τζον Χόρτον Κόνγουεϊ
Джон Конвей
Конвей, Дж 1937
Конвей, Джон Хортон
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جون هورتون كونواي
جون هورتون كونواي رياضياتي بريطاني
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コンウェイ, J. H
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約翰·何頓·康威 英国数学家
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