James, I. M. (Ioan Mackenzie) 1928
Overview
Works:  80 works in 489 publications in 5 languages and 15,711 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography History Bibliography Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee 
Classifications:  QA611, 514 
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Most widely held works about
I. M James
 Advances in homotopy theory : proceedings of a conference in honour of the 60th birthday of I.M. James by Oxford Topology Symposium( )
Most widely held works by
I. M James
Remarkable mathematicians : from Euler to von Neumann by
I. M James(
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30 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,175 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
30 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,175 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(
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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. All the characters profiled have made important contributions to physics, either through their ideas, through their teaching or in other ways. The emphasis is on their varied lifestories, not on the details of their achievements, but when read in sequence the biographies, which are organised chronologically, convey in human terms something of the way in which physics was created. Scientific and mathematical detail is kept to a minimum, so the reader who is interested in physics, but perhaps lacks the background to follow technical accounts, will find this collection an inviting and easy path through the subject's modern development
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. All the characters profiled have made important contributions to physics, either through their ideas, through their teaching or in other ways. The emphasis is on their varied lifestories, not on the details of their achievements, but when read in sequence the biographies, which are organised chronologically, convey in human terms something of the way in which physics was created. Scientific and mathematical detail is kept to a minimum, so the reader who is interested in physics, but perhaps lacks the background to follow technical accounts, will find this collection an inviting and easy path through the subject's modern development
General topology and homotopy theory by
I. M James(
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17 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and German and held by 578 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 selfcontained as I could reasonably make it and should be quite accessible to anyone who has an elementary knowledge of pointset 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 nonspecialists 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
17 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and German and held by 578 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 selfcontained as I could reasonably make it and should be quite accessible to anyone who has an elementary knowledge of pointset 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 nonspecialists 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(
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15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English 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 nonspecialist 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
15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English 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 nonspecialist 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(
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28 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 467 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 Poincař 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 Poincař 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 historicallyminded mathematicians, who tend to have a different viewpoint
28 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 467 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 Poincař 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 Poincař 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 historicallyminded mathematicians, who tend to have a different viewpoint
Lectures on algebraic and differential topology, delivered at the II. ELAM by
Raoul Bott(
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22 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The topology of Stiefel manifolds by
I. M James(
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22 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stiefel manifolds are an interesting family of spaces much studied by algebraic topologists
22 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 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(
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14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 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
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 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
Fibrewise topology by
I. M James(
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20 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspects of topology by
I. M James(
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20 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a memorial volume to the distinguished Canadianborn mathematician Hugh Dowker
20 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a memorial volume to the distinguished Canadianborn mathematician Hugh Dowker
Introduction to uniform spaces by
I. M James(
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16 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is based on a course taught to an audience of undergraduate and graduate students at Oxford, and can be viewed as a bridge between the study of metric spaces and general topological spaces. About half the book is devoted to relatively littlekno
16 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is based on a course taught to an audience of undergraduate and graduate students at Oxford, and can be viewed as a bridge between the study of metric spaces and general topological spaces. About half the book is devoted to relatively littlekno
Handbook of algebraic topology by
I. M James(
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20 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 uptodate overview of this exciting branch of mathematics
20 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 uptodate 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(
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28 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 340 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
28 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 340 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(
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11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 287 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 lifestories, 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
11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 287 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 lifestories, 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(
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13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Engineering transformed the world completely between the seventeenth and twentyfirst 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
13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Engineering transformed the world completely between the seventeenth and twentyfirst 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(
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11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 219 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
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 219 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(
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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
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
Asperger's syndrome and high achievement : some very remarkable people by
I. M James(
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12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 157 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 mid20th 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
12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 157 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 mid20th 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
Driven to innovate : a century of Jewish mathematicians and physicists by
I. M James(
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7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mathematical works of J[ohn] H[enry] C[onstantine] Whitehead by
John Henry Constantine Whitehead(
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31 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebraic and Classical Topology
31 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Crabb, M. C. (Michael Charles) Author
 Dowker, Hugh 19121982 Honoree Dedicatee
 Milnor, John W. Author of introduction
 Newman, M. H. A. (Maxwell Herman Alexander) 1897 Author of introduction
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Ioan James britischer Mathematiker
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Ioan James Brits wiskundige
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Ioan James matemático británico
Ioan James mathématicien britannique
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