Alexanderson, Gerald L.
Overview
Works:  38 works in 254 publications in 2 languages and 10,122 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography Interviews History Miscellanea Portraits Conference papers and proceedings Biographies 
Roles:  Editor, Author, Other 
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Most widely held works about
Gerald L Alexanderson
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Most widely held works by
Gerald L Alexanderson
Mathematical people : profiles and interviews by
Donald J Albers(
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27 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,568 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 held by 1,568 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
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 1,542 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 1,542 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
Fascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirs by
Donald J Albers(
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13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,500 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
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,500 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
More mathematical people : contemporary conversations by
Donald J Albers(
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13 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 860 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
13 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 860 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 656 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 656 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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14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the famous paper of 1938, 'A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting', written by Ralph Boas along with Frank Smithies, using the pseudonym H.W.O. Pe;tard, Boas describes sixteen methods for hunting a lion. This marvelous collection of Boas memorabilia contains not only the original article, but also several additional articles, as late as 1985, giving many further methods. But once you are through with lion hunting, you can hunt through the remainder of the book to find numerous gems by and about this remarkable mathematician. Not only will you find his biography of Bourbaki along with a description of his feud with the French mathematician, but also you will find a lucid discussion of the mean value theorem. There are anecdotes Boas told about many famous mathematicians, along with a large collection of his mathematical verses. You will find mathematical articles like a proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra and pedagogical articles giving Boas' views on making mathematics intelligible
14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the famous paper of 1938, 'A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting', written by Ralph Boas along with Frank Smithies, using the pseudonym H.W.O. Pe;tard, Boas describes sixteen methods for hunting a lion. This marvelous collection of Boas memorabilia contains not only the original article, but also several additional articles, as late as 1985, giving many further methods. But once you are through with lion hunting, you can hunt through the remainder of the book to find numerous gems by and about this remarkable mathematician. Not only will you find his biography of Bourbaki along with a description of his feud with the French mathematician, but also you will find a lucid discussion of the mean value theorem. There are anecdotes Boas told about many famous mathematicians, along with a large collection of his mathematical verses. You will find mathematical articles like a proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra and pedagogical articles giving Boas' views on making mathematics intelligible
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 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
31 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pólya picture album : encounters of a mathematician by
George Pólya(
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14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 477 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 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The random walks of George Pólya by
Gerald L Alexanderson(
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9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 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 368 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 368 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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 334 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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20 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discrete and combinatorial mathematics by
Abraham P Hillman(
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8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 157 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 154 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 154 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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9 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The G.H. Hardy reader by
Mathematical Association of America(
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7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 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 94 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 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 82 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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sūgakujin gunzō(
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3 editions published in 1987 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1987 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Related Identities
 Albers, Donald J. 1941 Other Author Editor
 Ross, Peter Editor
 Mathematical Association of America Publisher Editor
 Reid, Constance Other Editor
 Hillman, Abraham P. Author
 Pólya, George 18871985 Author
 Shubin, Tatiana
 Hayes, David F.
 Tukey, John W. (John Wilder) 19152000
 Klosinski, Leonard F. 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,III 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,