Erdős, Paul 19131996
Overview
Works:  173 works in 684 publications in 6 languages and 14,098 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography Conference papers and proceedings Documentary films Biographical films Nonfiction films Film adaptations Textbooks 
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Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Opponent, Interviewee 
Classifications:  QA29.E68, 510.92 
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Most widely held works about
Paul Erdős
 The man who loved only numbers : the story of Paul Erdos and the search for mathematical truth by Paul Hoffman( Book )
 The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdős by Deborah Heiligman( Book )
 My brain is open : the mathematical journeys of Paul Erdős by Bruce Schechter( Book )
 Paul Erds̲ by Monica Lee( )
 The mathematics of Paul Erdös by Ronald L Graham( )
 The mathematics of Paul Erdös by Ronald L Graham( )
 Paul Erdős and his mathematics by A Sali( Book )
 N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdos( Visual )
 N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdős by George Paul Csicsery( Visual )
 Graph theory and combinatorics, 1988 : proceedings of the Cambridge Combinatorial Conference in honour of Paul Erdős by Cambridge Combinatorial Conference( )
 Recent trends in combinatorics : the legacy of Paul Erdős by Ervin Győri( )
 Erdös Centennial by László Lovász( )
 The boreal by Elliott Sharp( Recording )
 Paul Erdös and his mathematics by Paul Erdős and his Mathematics( Book )
 Hōrō no tensai sūgakusha erudeshu by Paul Hoffman( Book )
 Paul Erdös( )
 Paul Erdős and his mathematics III( Book )
 Shu zi qing zhong : Ai'erdeshi zhuan by Paul Hoffman( Book )
 Wo de da nao chang kai le by Bruce Schechter( Book )
 Finite point configurations and projection theorems in vector spaces over finite fields by Jeremy Michael Chapman( )
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Most widely held works by
Paul Erdős
Topics in the theory of numbers by
Paul Erdős(
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16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unique book is a guided tour through number theory. While most introductions to number theory provide a systematic and exhaustive treatment of the subject, the authors have chosen instead to illustrate the many varied subjects by associating recent discoveries, interesting methods, and unsolved problems. In particular, we read about combinatorial problems in number theory, a branch of mathematics cofounded and popularized by Paul Erdos. Janos Suranyi's vast teaching experience successfully complements Paul Erdos's ability to initiate new directions of research by suggesting new problems and approaches. This book will surely arouse the interest of the student and the teacher alike."Jacket
16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unique book is a guided tour through number theory. While most introductions to number theory provide a systematic and exhaustive treatment of the subject, the authors have chosen instead to illustrate the many varied subjects by associating recent discoveries, interesting methods, and unsolved problems. In particular, we read about combinatorial problems in number theory, a branch of mathematics cofounded and popularized by Paul Erdos. Janos Suranyi's vast teaching experience successfully complements Paul Erdos's ability to initiate new directions of research by suggesting new problems and approaches. This book will surely arouse the interest of the student and the teacher alike."Jacket
Combinatorial set theory by
Neil H Williams(
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)
25 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work presents the most important combinatorial ideas in partition calculus and discusses ordinary partition relations for cardinals without the assumption of the generalized continuum hypothesis. A separate section of the book describes the main partition symbols scattered in the literature. A chapter on the applications of the combinatorial methods in partition calculus includes a section on topology with Arhangel'skii's famous result that a first countable compact Hausdorff space has cardinality, at most continuum. Several sections on set mappings are included as well as an account of recent inequalities for cardinal powers that were obtained in the wake of Silver's breakthrough result saying that the continuum hypothesis can not first fail at a singular cardinal of uncountable cofinality
25 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work presents the most important combinatorial ideas in partition calculus and discusses ordinary partition relations for cardinals without the assumption of the generalized continuum hypothesis. A separate section of the book describes the main partition symbols scattered in the literature. A chapter on the applications of the combinatorial methods in partition calculus includes a section on topology with Arhangel'skii's famous result that a first countable compact Hausdorff space has cardinality, at most continuum. Several sections on set mappings are included as well as an account of recent inequalities for cardinal powers that were obtained in the wake of Silver's breakthrough result saying that the continuum hypothesis can not first fail at a singular cardinal of uncountable cofinality
Probabilistic methods in combinatorics by
Paul Erdős(
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18 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two examples. Notation. Binomial distribution. The property B. Ramsey's theorems. Van der waerden's theorem. Quasiramsey theorems. A Quasi van der waerden theorem. Tournaments. Regular tournaments. Chromatic number. Zarankiewiecz's problem and bipartite ramsey theorems. Packing, covering and turan's theorem. Asymmetric graphs. The imbalance problems.The evolution of random graphs. The kitchen sink
18 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two examples. Notation. Binomial distribution. The property B. Ramsey's theorems. Van der waerden's theorem. Quasiramsey theorems. A Quasi van der waerden theorem. Tournaments. Regular tournaments. Chromatic number. Zarankiewiecz's problem and bipartite ramsey theorems. Packing, covering and turan's theorem. Asymmetric graphs. The imbalance problems.The evolution of random graphs. The kitchen sink
Paul Erdös: the art of counting. Selected writings by
Paul Erdős(
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2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erdős on graphs : his legacy of unsolved problems by
Fan R. K Chung(
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9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to the mathematician once described as the "prince of problem solvers and the absolute monarch of problem posers." It examines the legacy of open problems Erdos left to the world of mathematics after his death in 1996. Unwilling to succumb to the temptations of money and position, Erdos never had a home and never held a job. His "job" was identifying a fundamental roadblock in some particular line of approach and capturing it in a wellchosen (often innocentlooking) problem, whose solution would likewise provide insight into the underlying theory. c. Book News Inc
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to the mathematician once described as the "prince of problem solvers and the absolute monarch of problem posers." It examines the legacy of open problems Erdos left to the world of mathematics after his death in 1996. Unwilling to succumb to the temptations of money and position, Erdos never had a home and never held a job. His "job" was identifying a fundamental roadblock in some particular line of approach and capturing it in a wellchosen (often innocentlooking) problem, whose solution would likewise provide insight into the underlying theory. c. Book News Inc
Combinatorial theory and its applications by
Paul Erdős(
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41 editions published in 1970 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
41 editions published in 1970 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The probabilistic method by
Noga Alon(
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2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The probabalistic method, allows us to prove the existence of combinatorial structure with certain properties by constructing an appropriate probability space and showing that a chosen element has the desired properties with positive probability
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The probabalistic method, allows us to prove the existence of combinatorial structure with certain properties by constructing an appropriate probability space and showing that a chosen element has the desired properties with positive probability
Lattice points by
Paul Erdős(
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14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Tribute to Paul Erdős(
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7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A feature of this volume is a collection of some 50 outstanding unsolved problems, together with their 'value'!
7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A feature of this volume is a collection of some 50 outstanding unsolved problems, together with their 'value'!
Theory of graphs; proceedings by COLLOQUIM ON THEORY OF GRAPHS(
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8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graph theory and combinatorics : proceedings of the Cambridge Combinatorial Conference in honour of Paul Erdős by Cambridge Combinatorial Conference(
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16 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in pure mathematics : to the memory of Paul Turán(
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19 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume, written by his friends, collaborators and students, is offered to the memory of Paul Tunin. Most of the papers they contributed discuss subjects related to his own fields of research. The wide range of topics reflects the versatility of his mathematical activity. His work has inspired many mathematicians in analytic number theory, theory of functions of a complex variable, interpolation and approximation theory, numerical algebra, differential equations, statistical group theory and theory of graphs. Beyond the influence of his deep and important results he had the exceptional ability to communicate to others his enthusiasm for mathematics. One of the strengths of Turan was to ask unusual questions that became starting points of many further results, sometimes opening up new fields of research. We hope that this volume will illustrate this aspect of his work adequately. Born in Budapest, on August 28, 1910, Paul Turan obtained his Ph. D. under L. Fejer in 1935. His love for mathematies enabled him to work even under inhuman circumstances during the darkest years of the Second World War. One of his major achievements, his power sum method originated in this period. After the war he was visiting professor in Denmark and in Princeton. In 1949 he became professor at the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a leading figure of the Hungarian mathematical community
19 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume, written by his friends, collaborators and students, is offered to the memory of Paul Tunin. Most of the papers they contributed discuss subjects related to his own fields of research. The wide range of topics reflects the versatility of his mathematical activity. His work has inspired many mathematicians in analytic number theory, theory of functions of a complex variable, interpolation and approximation theory, numerical algebra, differential equations, statistical group theory and theory of graphs. Beyond the influence of his deep and important results he had the exceptional ability to communicate to others his enthusiasm for mathematics. One of the strengths of Turan was to ask unusual questions that became starting points of many further results, sometimes opening up new fields of research. We hope that this volume will illustrate this aspect of his work adequately. Born in Budapest, on August 28, 1910, Paul Turan obtained his Ph. D. under L. Fejer in 1935. His love for mathematies enabled him to work even under inhuman circumstances during the darkest years of the Second World War. One of his major achievements, his power sum method originated in this period. After the war he was visiting professor in Denmark and in Princeton. In 1949 he became professor at the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a leading figure of the Hungarian mathematical community
Erdős centennial by
László Lovász(
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2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paul Erdős was one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century, whose work in number theory, combinatorics, set theory, analysis, and other branches of mathematics has determined the development of large areas of these fields. In 1999, a conference was organized to survey his work, his contributions to mathematics, and the farreaching impact of his work on many branches of mathematics. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, this volume undertakes the almost impossible task to describe the ways in which problems raised by him and topics initiated by him (indeed, whole branches of mathematics) continue to flourish. Written by outstanding researchers in these areas, these papers include extensive surveys of classical results as well as of new developments."Page [4] of cover
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paul Erdős was one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century, whose work in number theory, combinatorics, set theory, analysis, and other branches of mathematics has determined the development of large areas of these fields. In 1999, a conference was organized to survey his work, his contributions to mathematics, and the farreaching impact of his work on many branches of mathematics. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, this volume undertakes the almost impossible task to describe the ways in which problems raised by him and topics initiated by him (indeed, whole branches of mathematics) continue to flourish. Written by outstanding researchers in these areas, these papers include extensive surveys of classical results as well as of new developments."Page [4] of cover
Infinite and finite sets : to Paul Erdős on his 60th birthday by Colloquium on Infinite and Finite Sets(
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22 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graph theory and combinatorics, 1988 : proceedings of the Cambridge Combinatorial Conference in honour of Paul Erdős by
Cambridge Combinatorial Conference(
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)
17 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorics has not been an established branch of mathematics for very long: the last quarter of a century has seen an explosive growth in the subject. This growth has been largely due to the doyen of combinatorialists, Paul Erd & odblac;s, whose penetrating insight and insatiable curiosity has provided a huge stimulus for workers in the field. There is hardly any branch of combinatorics that has not been greatly enriched by his ideas. This volume is dedicated to Paul Erd & odblac;s on the occasion of his seventyfifth birthday
17 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorics has not been an established branch of mathematics for very long: the last quarter of a century has seen an explosive growth in the subject. This growth has been largely due to the doyen of combinatorialists, Paul Erd & odblac;s, whose penetrating insight and insatiable curiosity has provided a huge stimulus for workers in the field. There is hardly any branch of combinatorics that has not been greatly enriched by his ideas. This volume is dedicated to Paul Erd & odblac;s on the occasion of his seventyfifth birthday
Combinatorics, geometry, and probability : a tribute to Paul Erdős(
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15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paul Erdös was one of the greatest mathematicians of this century, known the world over for his brilliant ideas and stimulating questions. On the date of his 80th birthday a conference was held in his honour at Trinity College, Cambridge. Many leading combinatorialists attended. Their subsequent contributions are collected here. The areas represented range from set theory and geometry, through graph theory, group theory and combinatorial probability, to randomised algorithms and statistical physics. Erdös himself was able to give a survey of recent progress made on his favourite problems. Consequently this volume, consisting of indepth studies at the frontier of research, provides a valuable panorama across the breadth of combinatorics as it is today"Publisher description
15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paul Erdös was one of the greatest mathematicians of this century, known the world over for his brilliant ideas and stimulating questions. On the date of his 80th birthday a conference was held in his honour at Trinity College, Cambridge. Many leading combinatorialists attended. Their subsequent contributions are collected here. The areas represented range from set theory and geometry, through graph theory, group theory and combinatorial probability, to randomised algorithms and statistical physics. Erdös himself was able to give a survey of recent progress made on his favourite problems. Consequently this volume, consisting of indepth studies at the frontier of research, provides a valuable panorama across the breadth of combinatorics as it is today"Publisher description
The mathematics of Paul Erdös by
Ronald L Graham(
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3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the most comprehensive survey of the mathematical life of the legendary Paul Erdős (19131996), one of the most versatile and prolific mathematicians of our time. For the first time, all the main areas of Erdős' research are covered in a single project. Because of overwhelming response from the mathematical community, the project now occupies over 1000 pages, arranged into two volumes. These volumes contain both high level research articles as well as key articles that survey some of the cornerstones of Erdős' work, each written by a leading world specialist in the field. A special chapter "Early Days", rare photographs, and art related to Erdős complement this striking collection. A unique contribution is the bibliography on Erdős' publications: the most comprehensive ever published. This new edition, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Paul Erdős' birth, contains updates on many of the articles from the two volumes of the first edition, several new articles from prominent mathematicians, a new introduction, more biographical information about Paul Erdős, and an updated list of publications. The first volume contains the unique chapter "Early Days", which features personal memories of Paul Erdős by a number of his colleagues. The other three chapters cover number theory, random methods, and geometry. All of these chapters are essentially updated, most notably the geometry chapter that covers the recent solution of the problem on the number of distinct distances in finite planar sets, which was the most popular of Erdős' favorite geometry problems
3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the most comprehensive survey of the mathematical life of the legendary Paul Erdős (19131996), one of the most versatile and prolific mathematicians of our time. For the first time, all the main areas of Erdős' research are covered in a single project. Because of overwhelming response from the mathematical community, the project now occupies over 1000 pages, arranged into two volumes. These volumes contain both high level research articles as well as key articles that survey some of the cornerstones of Erdős' work, each written by a leading world specialist in the field. A special chapter "Early Days", rare photographs, and art related to Erdős complement this striking collection. A unique contribution is the bibliography on Erdős' publications: the most comprehensive ever published. This new edition, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Paul Erdős' birth, contains updates on many of the articles from the two volumes of the first edition, several new articles from prominent mathematicians, a new introduction, more biographical information about Paul Erdős, and an updated list of publications. The first volume contains the unique chapter "Early Days", which features personal memories of Paul Erdős by a number of his colleagues. The other three chapters cover number theory, random methods, and geometry. All of these chapters are essentially updated, most notably the geometry chapter that covers the recent solution of the problem on the number of distinct distances in finite planar sets, which was the most popular of Erdős' favorite geometry problems
Old and new problems and results in combinatorial number theory by
Paul Erdős(
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13 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdős by
George Paul Csicsery(
Visual
)
5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland, and the United States over a period of four years presenting mathematician Paul Erdős's mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life
5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland, and the United States over a period of four years presenting mathematician Paul Erdős's mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life
Four papers on probability by
Kai Lai Chung(
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10 editions published between 1951 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1951 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Hoffman, Paul 1956 Speaker Author
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 Heiligman, Deborah Author
 Pham, LeUyen Illustrator
 Spencer, Joel H. Editor
 Bolyai János Matematikai Társulat Editor
 Sós, Vera T. Interviewee Editor
 Bollobás, Béla Other Author Editor
 Nešetřil, Jaroslav Editor
 Schechter, Bruce Author
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Èrdëš, P.
Erdjös, P. 19131996
Erdoes, Pál 19131996
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Erdős, P. (Paul), 1913
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Пал Ердеш
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