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Watkins, John J.

Overview
Works: 22 works in 99 publications in 4 languages and 2,414 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QA95, 793.74
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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 )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 709 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."--BOOK JACKET
Graphs : an introductory approach : a first course in discrete mathematics by Robin J Wilson( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Slovenian and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorics : ancient and modern by Robin Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorics is the branch of discreet mathematics that studies (and counts) permutations, combinations, and arrangements of sets of elements. This book presents a survey of the history of combinatorics and uniquely assembles research in the area that would otherwise be inaccessible to the general reader
Topics in commutative ring theory by John J Watkins( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 244 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
The mass media and the law by John J Watkins( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Number theory : a historical approach by John J Watkins( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 118 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)"--
The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by John J Watkins( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 12 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 10 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)
Paralegal/legal assistant seminar( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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

Symposium on conflict of laws October 16, 1998, Giffels Auditorium, Fayetteville, AR by Robert A. Leflar Symposium on Conflict of Laws( Visual )

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

A panel of noted law professors talk on Robert A. Lefler's scholarship and writing, especially Leflar's American conflict of law, and give anecdotes about the man
Bathurst 1:250 000 geological sheet by Dennis J Pogson( Book )

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

Open government guide : access to public records and meetings in Arkansas by John J Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Regional settings of structurally hosted gold mineralization in the Mudgee-Gulgong District, N.S.W. by John J Watkins( Book )

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

Combinatorics Ancient & Modern( )

in English 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

 
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Alternative Names
Watkins, John 1946-

Watkins, John J.

ワトキンス, J. J

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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