WorldCat Identities

Watkins, John J.

Works: 8 works in 57 publications in 3 languages and 1,520 library holdings
Genres: History 
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 )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 725 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 )
18 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topics in commutative ring theory by John J Watkins ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 246 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
Combinatorics : ancient and modern ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Number theory : a historical approach by John J Watkins ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 26 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) "--
Across the board : mathematics on the chessboard by John J Watkins ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wiskunde op een schaakbord by John J Watkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gurafu riron eno apurōchi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.15 for Wiskunde o ... to 0.88 for Combinator ...)
Alternative Names
Watkins, John, 1946-
Watkins, John J.
ワトキンス, J. J
English (53)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (1)