9781568813400

Mathematical People: Profiles and Interviews

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  • ISBN13:

    9781568813400

  • ISBN10:

    1568813406

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-18
  • Publisher: A. K. Peters

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This unique collection contains extensive and in-depth interviews with mathematicians who have shaped the field of mathematics in the twentieth century. Collected by two mathematicians respected in the community for their skill in communicating mathematical topics to a broader audience, the book is also rich with photographs and includes an introduction by Philip J. Davis.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Reflections on Writing the History of Mathematics
Garrett Birkhoff
David Blackwell
Shiing-Shen Chern
John H. Conway
H. S. M. Coxeter
Persi Diaconis
Paul Erdos
Martin Gardner: Defending the Honor of the Human Mind
Martin Gardner: Master of Recreational Mathematics and Much More
Ronald L. Graham
Paul Halmos
Peter J. Hilton
John Kemeny
Morris Kline
Donald Knuth
Solomon Lefschetz: A Reminiscence
Benoit Mandelbrot
Henry Pollak
George Polya
Mina Rees
Herbert Robbins
Raymond Smullyan: Autobiographical Essay
Olga Taussky-Todd: Autobiographical Essay
Albert Tucker
Stanislaw M. Ulam
Biographical Data
Index of Names
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