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Watkins, John J.

Overview
Works: 18 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 3,113 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: QA95, 793.74
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John J Watkins
Across the board : the mathematics of chessboard problems by John J Watkins( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Across the Board is the definitive work on chessboard problems. It is not simply about chess but the chessboard itself - that simple grid of squares so common to games around the world. And, more importantly, the fascinating mathematics behind it. From the Knight's Tour Problem and Queens Domination to their many variations, John Watkins surveys all the well-known problems in this fertile area of recreational mathematics." "Showing that chess puzzles are the starting point for important mathematical ideas that have resonated for centuries, Across the Board will captivate students and instructors, mathematicians, chess enthusiasts, and puzzle devotees."--Jacket
Graphs : an introductory approach : a first course in discrete mathematics by Robin J Wilson( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorics : ancient and modern by Robin J Wilson( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of mathematics is a well-studied and vibrant area of research, with books and scholarly articles published on various aspects of the subject. Yet, the history of combinatorics seems to have been largely overlooked. This book goes some way to redress this and serves two main purposes: it constitutes the first book-length survey of the history of combinatorics, and it assembles, for the first time in a single source, researches on the history of combinatorics that would otherwise be inaccessible to the general reader. -- from dust jacket
Topics in commutative ring theory by John J Watkins( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Topics in Commutative Ring Theory' is a textbook for advanced undergraduate students as well as graduate students and mathematicians seeking an accessible introduction to the fascinating area of abstract algebra
Number theory : a historical approach by John J Watkins( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The natural numbers have been studied for thousands of years, yet most undergraduate textbooks present number theory as a long list of theorems with little mention of how these results were discovered or why they are important. This book emphasizes the historical development of number theory, describing methods, theorems, and proofs in the contexts in which they originated, and providing an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating subjects in mathematics. Written in an informal style by an award-winning teacher, Number Theory covers prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, and a host of other essential topics in number theory, while also telling the stories of the great mathematicians behind these developments, including Euclid, Carl Friedrich Gauss, and Sophie Germain. This one-of-a-kind introductory textbook features an extensive set of problems that enable students to actively reinforce and extend their understanding of the material, as well as fully worked solutions for many of these problems. It also includes helpful hints for when students are unsure of how to get started on a given problem. Uses a unique historical approach to teaching number theory Features numerous problems, helpful hints, and fully worked solutions Discusses fun topics like Pythagorean tuning in music, Sudoku puzzles, and arithmetic progressions of primes Includes an introduction to Sage, an easy-to-learn yet powerful open-source mathematics software package Ideal for undergraduate mathematics majors as well as non-math majors Digital solutions manual (available only to professors)"--
Numbers : histories, mysteries, theories by Albrecht Beutelspacher( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posing the question "What exactly is a number?" a distinguished German mathematician presents this intriguing and accessible survey. Albrecht Beutelspracher founder of the renowned interactive mathematics museum, Mathematikum characterizes the wealth of experiences that numbers have to offer. In addition, he considers the many things that can be described by numbers and discusses which numbers possess special fascinations and pose lasting mysteries. Starting with natural numbers, the book examines representations of numbers, rational and irrational numbers, transcendental numbers, and imaginary and complex numbers. Readers will explore the history of numbers from Pythagoras to Fermat and discover such practical applications as cryptography and barcodes. A thoughtful and enlightening introduction to the past, present, and future of numbers, this volume will captivate mathematicians and nonmathematicians alike
The art of the conductor : the definitive guide to music conducting skills, terms, and techniques by John J Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiskunde op een schaakbord by John J Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arkansas media law handbook : a guide to communications law for the Arkansas journalist( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gurafu riron eno apurōchi( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Access to Information: Special Status for the Press Under the Foia? by John J Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper focuses on the federal Freedom of Information Act (foia) and analyzes the possibilities for interpretation or amendment of the act in order to secure preferential treatment for the press, with regard to access to information. After briefly examining the manner in which special-access claims have been treated by the courts, the paper considers the implications of the release of information "in the public interest." Suggested amendments to the act include making documents available to the press without charge (thus eliminating agency discretion in the matter); awarding attorney fees and other litigation costs when the press's case prevails in an foia suit, with the cost to be borne by the recalcitrant agency; shortening the time during which agencies must act on requests for information; and treating the press differently than other requestors. Overall, however, interpretation of the foia to afford special status to the press seems unlikely on any large scale. Amendment of the act to achieve such ends is equally unlikely, since the foia was overhauled in 1974, with the needs of the press in mind. In any case, constitutional recognition of a right of special press access is preferable to any statutory privilege. (Author/KS)
Regional settings of structurally hosted gold mineralization in the Mudgee-Gulgong District, N.S.W. by John J Watkins( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Graphs : an Introductory Approach : a first course in discrete mathematics by Konrad Zindler( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tapping officials' secrets : the door to open government in Arkansas( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bathurst 1:250 000 geological sheet : excursion guide, 9-14 October 1994 by D. J Pogson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wildlife utilization of artificial burrows : in East-Central Indiana by John J Watkins( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Progress in Commutative Algebra by Christopher Francisco( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: Christopher Francisco, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Lee C. Klingler, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA; Sean M. Sather-Wagstaff, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA; Janet Vassilev, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Number Theory (ARC) : a Historical Approach by John J Watkins( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural numbers have been studied for thousands of years, yet most undergraduate textbooks present number theory as a long list of theorems with little mention of how these results were discovered or why they are important. This book emphasizes the historical development of number theory, describing methods, theorems, and proofs in the contexts in which they originated, and providing an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating subjects in mathematics. Written in an informal style by an award-winning teacher, Number Theory covers prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, and a host of
 
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Across the board : the mathematics of chessboard problems
Alternative Names
Watkins, John 1946-

Watkins, John J.

ワトキンス, J. J

Languages
English (102)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

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Graphs : an introductory approach : a first course in discrete mathematicsTopics in commutative ring theoryThe art of the conductor : the definitive guide to music conducting skills, terms, and techniques