Alexanderson, Gerald L.
Overview
Works:  38 works in 246 publications in 1 language and 10,081 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography Interviews History Miscellanea Portraits Conference papers and proceedings Biographies 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other 
Classifications:  QA28, 510 
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Most widely held works about
Gerald L Alexanderson
 Mathematical Association of America records by Mathematical Association of America( )
Most widely held works by
Gerald L Alexanderson
Mathematical people : profiles and interviews by
Mathematical Association of America(
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24 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,514 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
24 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,514 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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12 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 864 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
12 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 864 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
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition problems and solutions : 19381964 by
Andrew M Gleason(
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18 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Putnam Competition has since 1928 been providing a challenge to gifted college mathematics students. This book, the second of the Putnam Competition volumes, contains problems with their solutions for the years 19651984. Additional solutions are presented for many of the problems. Included is an essay on recollections of the first Putnam Exam by Herbert Robbins, as well as appendices listing the winning teams and students from 1965 through 1984. This volume offers the problem solver an enticing sample of challenging problems and their solutions. In 1980, the MAA published the first William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition book, covering the contest from 1938 to 1964. In 2002 the third of the Putnam problem books appeared, covering the years 1985 through 2000. All three of these books belong on the bookshelf of students, teachers, and all interested in problem solving
18 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Putnam Competition has since 1928 been providing a challenge to gifted college mathematics students. This book, the second of the Putnam Competition volumes, contains problems with their solutions for the years 19651984. Additional solutions are presented for many of the problems. Included is an essay on recollections of the first Putnam Exam by Herbert Robbins, as well as appendices listing the winning teams and students from 1965 through 1984. This volume offers the problem solver an enticing sample of challenging problems and their solutions. In 1980, the MAA published the first William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition book, covering the contest from 1938 to 1964. In 2002 the third of the Putnam problem books appeared, covering the years 1985 through 2000. All three of these books belong on the bookshelf of students, teachers, and all interested in problem solving
Lion hunting & other mathematical pursuits : a collection of mathematics, verse, and stories by
Ralph P Boas(
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13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pólya picture album : encounters of a mathematician by
George Pólya(
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13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A first undergraduate course in abstract algebra by
Abraham P Hillman(
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13 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirs by
Donald J Albers(
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14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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
14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
31 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The random walks of George Pólya by
Gerald L Alexanderson(
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8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Expeditions in mathematics(
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2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of lectures, aimed at high school students and presented by prominent mathematicians as part of the Bay Area Mathematical Adventures program
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of lectures, aimed at high school students and presented by prominent mathematicians as part of the Bay Area Mathematical Adventures program
Mathematical adventures for students and amateurs(
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2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Functional trigonometry; a treatment of trigonometry integrated with vectors, complex numbers, and analytic geometry by
Abraham P Hillman(
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18 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Harmony of the world : 75 years of Mathematics magazine by
Gerald L Alexanderson(
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18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who would expect to find in Mathematics Magazine an interview by Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes of a 12yearold boy in New York who had published an article on a number system with an irrational base and who would go on to a significant career as a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley? And who would expect to find in the pages of the Magazine the first full treatment of one of the more important and oftcited twentieth century theorems in analysis, the StoneWeierstrass Theoremin an article by Marshall Stone himself. Where else would one look for proofs of trigonometric identities using commutative ring theory? Or one of the earliest and best expository articles on the then new Jones knot polynomials, an article that won the prestigious Chauvenet Prize? Or an amusing article purporting to show that the value of phas been time dependent over the years? This and much more is in this collection of the 'best' from Mathematics Magazine. The list of authors is starstudded: E.T. Bell, Otto Neugebaur, D.H. Lehmer, Morris Kline, Einar Hille, Richard Bellman, Judith Grabiner, Paul Erdös, B.L. van der Waerden, Paul R. Halmos, Doris Schattschneider, J.J. Burckhardt, Branko Grübaum, and many more. Eight of the articles included have received the Carl L. Allendoerfer or Lester R. Ford Awards
18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who would expect to find in Mathematics Magazine an interview by Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes of a 12yearold boy in New York who had published an article on a number system with an irrational base and who would go on to a significant career as a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley? And who would expect to find in the pages of the Magazine the first full treatment of one of the more important and oftcited twentieth century theorems in analysis, the StoneWeierstrass Theoremin an article by Marshall Stone himself. Where else would one look for proofs of trigonometric identities using commutative ring theory? Or one of the earliest and best expository articles on the then new Jones knot polynomials, an article that won the prestigious Chauvenet Prize? Or an amusing article purporting to show that the value of phas been time dependent over the years? This and much more is in this collection of the 'best' from Mathematics Magazine. The list of authors is starstudded: E.T. Bell, Otto Neugebaur, D.H. Lehmer, Morris Kline, Einar Hille, Richard Bellman, Judith Grabiner, Paul Erdös, B.L. van der Waerden, Paul R. Halmos, Doris Schattschneider, J.J. Burckhardt, Branko Grübaum, and many more. Eight of the articles included have received the Carl L. Allendoerfer or Lester R. Ford Awards
Discrete and combinatorial mathematics by
Abraham P Hillman(
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7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebra through problem solving by
Abraham P Hillman(
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7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Science Education Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory provides access to the full text of the electronic book entitled "Algebra Through Problem Solving," written by Abraham P. Hillman and Gerald L. Alexanderson. The text is available in PDF format
7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Science Education Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory provides access to the full text of the electronic book entitled "Algebra Through Problem Solving," written by Abraham P. Hillman and Gerald L. Alexanderson. The text is available in PDF format
Abstract algebra : a first undergraduate course by
Abraham P Hillman(
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7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The G.H. Hardy reader by
Mathematical Association of America(
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6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 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."
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 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."
Algebra and trigonometry; a treatment of algebra and trigonometry integrated with vectors, complex numbers, and elementary
functions by
Abraham P Hillman(
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5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Santa Clara silver anniversary contest book : problems and solutions of the University of Santa Clara High School mathematics
contests(
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1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical people : profiles and interviews by
Donald J Albers(
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3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Front Cover; Contents; Preface to Second Edition; Preface to First Edition; Foreword; Introduction: Refl ections on Writing the History of Mathematics; Garrett Birkhoff; David Blackwell; ShiingShen Chern; John Horton Conway; H. S. M. Coxeter; Persi Diaconis; Paul Erdős; Martin Gardner: Defending the Honor of the Human Mind; Martin Gardner: Master of Recreational Mathematics and Much More; Ronald L. Graham; Paul Halmos; Peter J. Hilton; John Kemeny; Morris Kline; Donald Knuth; Solomon Lefschetz: A Reminiscence; Benoit Mandelbrot; Henry Pollak; George Pólya; Mina Rees; Constance Reid
3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Front Cover; Contents; Preface to Second Edition; Preface to First Edition; Foreword; Introduction: Refl ections on Writing the History of Mathematics; Garrett Birkhoff; David Blackwell; ShiingShen Chern; John Horton Conway; H. S. M. Coxeter; Persi Diaconis; Paul Erdős; Martin Gardner: Defending the Honor of the Human Mind; Martin Gardner: Master of Recreational Mathematics and Much More; Ronald L. Graham; Paul Halmos; Peter J. Hilton; John Kemeny; Morris Kline; Donald Knuth; Solomon Lefschetz: A Reminiscence; Benoit Mandelbrot; Henry Pollak; George Pólya; Mina Rees; Constance Reid
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 Albers, Donald J. 1941 Other Author Editor
 Ross, Peter Editor
 Mathematical Association of America Publisher Author Editor
 Reid, Constance Other Editor
 Hillman, Abraham P. Author
 Pólya, George 18871985 Author
 Hayes, David F.
 Shubin, Tatiana
 Klosinski, Leonard F. Editor
 Larson, Loren C. 1937 Editor
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Alder, Henry L Alexanderson, Gerald L Algebra Algebra, Abstract American Mathematical Society Bernstein, Dorothy Lewis, Cairns, William D., Combinatorial analysis Computer scienceMathematics Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences Functions Halmos, Paul R.(Paul Richard), Hardy, G. H.(Godfrey Harold), Hungary International Congress of Mathematicians Mathematical Association of America.Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsCompetitions MathematicsCongresses MathematicsPeriodicals MathematicsStudy and teaching Moulton, Elton James, Newsom, Carroll V.(Carroll Vincent), Pollak, Henry Pólya, George, Porter, Gerald J Putnam, William Lowell Rosenberg, Alex, Ross, Kenneth A Schattschneider, Doris Seebach, J. Arthur Siegel, Martha J Slaught, H. E.(Herbert Ellsworth), Trigonometry United States Willcox, Alfred B., William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Zorn, Paul,
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Alexanderson, G.
Alexanderson, G. (Gerald)
Alexanderson, G. L.
Alexanderson, G. L. (Gerald L.)
アレクサンダーソン, G. L
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