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James, I. M. (Ioan Mackenzie) 1928-

Works: 70 works in 452 publications in 5 languages and 14,882 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: QA611, 514
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Most widely held works by I. M James
Remarkable mathematicians : from Euler to von Neumann by I. M James( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces and profiles sixty mathematicians, starting with the era which saw mathematics freed from its classical origins and ending in the development of its modern form
Remarkable physicists : from Galileo to Yukawa by I. M James( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 250 years from the second half of the 17th century saw the birth of modern physics and its growth into one of the most successful of the sciences. The reader will find here the lives of 55 of the most remarkable physicists from that era described in brief biographies
General topology and homotopy theory by I. M James( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and German and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students of topology rightly complain that much of the basic material in the subject cannot easily be found in the literature, at least not in a convenient form. In this book I have tried to take a fresh look at some of this basic material and to organize it in a coherent fashion. The text is as self-contained as I could reasonably make it and should be quite accessible to anyone who has an elementary knowledge of point-set topology and group theory. This book is based on a course of 16 graduate lectures given at Oxford and elsewhere from time to time. In a course of that length one cannot discuss too many topics without being unduly superficial. However, this was never intended as a treatise on the subject but rather as a short introductory course which will, I hope, prove useful to specialists and non-specialists alike. The introduction contains a description of the contents. No algebraic or differen tial topology is involved, although I have borne in mind the needs of students of those branches of the subject. Exercises for the reader are scattered throughout the text, while suggestions for further reading are contained in the lists of references at the end of each chapter. In most cases these lists include the main sources I have drawn on, but this is not the type of book where it is practicable to give a reference for everything
Topological and uniform spaces by I. M James( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based on lectures I have given to undergraduate and graduate audiences at Oxford and elsewhere over the years. My aim has been to provide an outline of both the topological theory and the uniform theory, with an emphasis on the relation between the two. Although I hope that the prospec tive specialist may find it useful as an introduction it is the non-specialist I have had more in mind in selecting the contents. Thus I have tended to avoid the ingenious examples and counterexamples which often occupy much ofthe space in books on general topology, and I have tried to keep the number of definitions down to the essential minimum. There are no particular pre requisites but I have worked on the assumption that a potential reader will already have had some experience of working with sets and functions and will also be familiar with the basic concepts of algebra and analysis. There are a number of fine books on general topology, some of which I have listed in the Select Bibliography at the end of this volume. Of course I have benefited greatly from this previous work in writing my own account. Undoubtedly the strongest influence is that of Bourbaki's Topologie Generale [2], the definitive treatment of the subject which first appeared over a genera tion ago
History of topology by I. M James( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topology, for many years, has been one of the most exciting and influential fields of research in modern mathematics. Although its origins may be traced back several hundred years, it was Poincaré who "gave topology wings" in a classic series of articles published around the turn of the century. While the earlier history, sometimes called the prehistory, is also considered, this volume is mainly concerned with the more recent history of topology, from Poincaré onwards. As will be seen from the list of contents the articles cover a wide range of topics. Some are more technical than others, but the reader without a great deal of technical knowledge should still find most of the articles accessible. Some are written by professional historians of mathematics, others by historically-minded mathematicians, who tend to have a different viewpoint
Lectures on algebraic and differential topology, delivered at the II. ELAM by Raoul Bott( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fibrewise topology by I. M James( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topology of Stiefel manifolds by I. M James( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stiefel manifolds are an interesting family of spaces much studied by algebraic topologists
The mind of the mathematician by Michael Fitzgerald( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally famous mathematician Ioan James and accomplished psychiatrist Michael Fitzgerald look at the complex world of mathematics and the mind. They discuss mathematics and the arts, savants, gender and mathematical ability, and the impact of autism, personality disorders, and mood disorders
Aspects of topology by I. M James( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to uniform spaces by I. M James( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of algebraic topology by I. M James( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebraic topology (also known as homotopy theory) is a flourishing branch of modern mathematics. It is very much an international subject and this is reflected in the background of the 36 leading experts who have contributed to the Handbook. Written for the reader who already has a grounding in the subject, the volume consists of 27 expository surveys covering the most active areas of research. They provide the researcher with an up-to-date overview of this exciting branch of mathematics
Topological topics : articles on algebra and topology presented to Professor P.J. Hilton in celebration of his sixtieth birthday by I. M James( Book )

21 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real dimension of a vector bundle at the prime two Edgar H, Brown, Jr. and Franklin P. PetersonMaps between classifying spaces, III J.F. Adams and Z. Mahmud; Idempotent codensity monads and the profinite completion of topological groups A. Deleanu; Finitary automorphisms and integral homology J- Roitberg; Finite group actions on Grassman manifolds Henry H. Glover and Guido Mislin
Remarkable biologists by I. M James( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following on from the success of his two previous books, Remarkable Mathematicians and Remarkable Physicists, Ioan James now profiles 38 remarkable biologists from the last 400 years. The emphasis is on their varied life-stories, not on the details of their achievements, but when read in sequence their biographies, which are organised chronologically, convey in human terms something of the way in which biology has developed over the years. Scientific and biological detail is kept to a minimum, inviting any reader interested in biology to follow this easy path through the subject's modern development."--Jacket
Remarkable engineers : from Riquet to Shannon by I. M James( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Engineering transformed the world completely between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the story of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions. The focus throughout is on their varied life stories, and engineering and scientific detail is kept to a minimum. Engineer profiles are organized chronologically, inviting readers with an interest in engineering to follow the path by which these remarkable engineers utterly changed our lives."--Jacket
Fibrewise homotopy theory by M. C Crabb( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topology occupies a central position in the mathematics of today. The concept of the fibre bundle provides an appropriate framework for studying differential geometry. There is a large amount of literature on this subject already, so this book fulfils its aim of being a research stimulant and develops theories such as homotopy, equivariant homotopy, fibrewise homotopy and much more. Part 2 does assume a certain familiarity with the basic ideas from Part 1, but is written in such a way that the reader interested mainly in stable theory should be able to begin with Part 2 and refer back to Part 1 as necessary. Details on specific sections can be found in the introductions at the beginning of each part
Topologies and uniformities by I. M James( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Topology is an essential part of the mathematics of today. Not only is it important in its own right, but its ideas and viewpoints influence a wide variety of other mathematical fields. This book provides the reader with a modern account of the basic concepts of topological and uniform spaces with an emphasis on the relation between the two. The material divides naturally into three sections; six chapters on topological theory, two chapters devoted to uniform theory and the final four chapters which draw on ideas from the first two sections." "The text is designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students in pure mathematics who have a general understanding of sets, algebra and analysis."--Jacket
The Mathematical works of J[ohn] H[enry] C[onstantine] Whitehead by John Henry Constantine Whitehead( Book )

55 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebraic and Classical Topology
Asperger's syndrome and high achievement : some very remarkable people by I. M James( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid-20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals - scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers - examining in detail their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. Among the profiles are those of mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell, who wondered in his autobiography how he managed to hurt the people around him quite without meaning to; biologist Alfred Kinsey, who excelled in academia but was i
Advances in homotopy theory : proceedings of a conference in honour of the 60th birthday of I.M. James by S Salamon( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume records the lectures given at a conference to celebrate Professor Ioan James' 60th birthday
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Remarkable mathematicians : from Euler to von Neumann
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James, I. M. 1928-

James, I. M. (Ioan Mackenzie), 1928-

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Mackenzie James Ioan

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Иоан Джеймс британский математик

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제임스, I. M. 1928-

제임스, 이오안 맥켄지 1928-

ジェイムズ, I

Remarkable physicists : from Galileo to YukawaTopological and uniform spacesHistory of topologyLectures on algebraic and differential topology, delivered at the II. ELAMFibrewise topologyThe topology of Stiefel manifoldsThe mind of the mathematicianAspects of topology