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Waerden, B. L. van der (Bartel Leendert) 1903-1996

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Works: 416 works in 1,909 publications in 8 languages and 17,476 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Adapter, Annotator, Arranger, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator, Recipient
Classifications: QA155, 512.009
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Science awakening by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

109 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after the publication of my"Ontwakende W etenschap"the need for an English translation was felt. We were very glad to find a translator fully familiar with the English and Dutch languages and with mathematical terminol· ogy. The publisher, Noordhoff, had the splendid idea to ask H.G. Beyen, professor of archeology, for his help in choosing a nice set of illustrations. It was a difficult task. The illustrations had to be both instructive and attractive, and they had t~ illustrate the history of science as well as the general background of ancient civilization. The publisher encouraged us to find better and still better illustrations, and he ordered photographs from all over the world, with never failing energy and enthusiasm. Mr. Beyen's highly instructive subscripts will help the reader to see the inter· relation between way of living, art, and science of the ancient world. Thanks are due to many correspondents, who have suggested additions and pointed out errors. Sections on Astrolabes and Stereographte Projection and on Archimedes' construction of the heptagon have been added. The sections on Perspective and on the Anaphorai of Hypsicles have been enlarged. In the second English edition I have incorporated an important discovery of P. Huber, which sheds new light upon the role of geometry In Babylonian algebra (see p. 73). The section on Heron's Metrics (see p. 277) was written anew, follOWing a suggestion of E.M. Bruins. Zurich. 1961 B.L
Modern algebra by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

215 editions published between 1930 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

248 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In unnachahmlicher Weise versteht van der Waerden es, das Wesentliche einer mathematischen Theorie oder eines Teilgebietes verständlich und einprägsam zugleich darzustellen. Die beiden nun neu vorgelegten Bände der Algebra haben mehrere Generationen von Mathematikern als Einführung in die Algebra gedient, und viele greifen auch heute noch zu seinen Ausführungen, die nichts von ihrer Frische und Kraft verloren haben. Das Geleitwort von Jürgen Neukirch unterstreicht, welchen ganz besondern Stellenwert dieses Lehrbuch im deutschen Sprachraum einnimmt
Sources of quantum mechanics by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Max Planck's famous lecture of 1900 gave quantum theory its essential form, the theory as he stated it was just the beginning. In this book, Professor van der Waerden collected 17 early papers which developed quantum theory into the form in which we know it. These papers appeared from 1917 to 1926, and were written by many of the leading physicists of the early 20th century
A history of algebra : from al-Khwārizmī to Emmy Noether by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Group theory and quantum mechanics by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

66 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German edition of this book appeared in 1932 under the title "Die gruppentheoretische Methode in der Quantenmechanik". Its aim was, to explain the fundamental notions of the Theory of Groups and their Representations, and the application of this theory to the Quantum Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules. The book was mainly written for the benefit of physicists who were supposed to be familiar with Quantum Mechanics. However, it turned out that it was also used by. mathematicians who wanted to learn Quantum Mechanics from it. Naturally, the physical parts were too difficult for mathematicians, whereas the mathematical parts were sometimes too difficult for physicists. The German language created an additional difficulty for many readers. In order to make the book more readable for physicists and mathe maticians alike, I have rewritten the whole volume. The changes are most notable in Chapters 1 and 6. In Chapter t, I have tried to give a mathematically rigorous exposition of the principles of Quantum Mechanics. This was possible because recent investigations in the theory of self-adjoint linear operators have made the mathematical foundation of Quantum Mechanics much clearer than it was in t 932. Chapter 6, on Molecule Spectra, was too much condensed in the German edition. I hope it is now easier to understand. In Chapter 2-5 too, numerous changes were made in order to make the book more readable and more useful
Geometry and algebra in ancient civilizations by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

16 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally, my intention was to write a "History of Algebra", in two or three volumes. In preparing the first volume I saw that in ancient civiliza tions geometry and algebra cannot well be separated: more and more sec tions on ancient geometry were added. Hence the new title of the book: "Geometry and Algebra in Ancient Civilizations". A subsequent volume on the history of modem algebra is in preparation. It will deal mainly with field theory, Galois theory and theory of groups. I want to express my deeply felt gratitude to all those who helped me in shaping this volume. In particular, I want to thank Donald Blackmore Wagner (Berkeley) who put at my disposal his English translation of the most interesting parts of the Chinese "Nine Chapters of the Art of Arith metic" and of Liu Hui's commentary to this classic, and also Jacques Se siano (Geneva), who kindly allowed me to use his translation of the re cently discovered Arabic text of four books of Diophantos not extant in Greek. Warm thanks are also due to Wyllis Bandler (Colchester, England) who read my English text very carefully and suggested several improve ments, and to Annemarie Fellmann (Frankfurt) and Erwin Neuenschwan der (Zurich) who helped me in correcting the proof sheets. Miss Fellmann also typed the manuscript and drew the figures. I also want to thank the editorial staff and production department of Springer-Verlag for their nice cooperation
Mathematische Annalen( )

in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematische Statistik by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical statistics by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and German and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since my days as a student, economists, doctors, physiologists, biologists, and engineers have come to me with queries of a statistical nature. This book is the product of my long interest in practical solutions to such problems. Study of the literature and my own ideas have repeat edly led me to improved methods, which will be established here and applied to instructive examples taken from the natural and social sciences. Thus, I hope to help the reader avoid the many fruitless direc tions in which I worked at first. The examples are not artificially con structed from theoretical considerations but are instead taken from real situations; consequently, many of the examples require detailed explana tion. The presentation of the basic mathematical concepts is, I hope, as brief as possible without becoming incomprehensible. Some rather long theoretical arguments have been necessary, but, whenever possible, references for the more difficult proofs have been made to good text books already in existence. There would be no point in developing again the mathematical theories which have been presented clearly and in detail by Kolmogorov, Caratheodory, and Cramer
Einführung in die algebraische geometrie by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

44 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in German and English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erwachende Wissenschaft by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

75 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gruppen von linearen Transformationen by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

23 editions published between 1935 and 1948 in German and English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studien zur Theorie der quadratischen Formen by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

14 editions published between 1068 and 2014 in German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderne algebra by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

19 editions published between 1930 and 1950 in German and English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science awakening II : the birth of astronomy by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

24 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whoever wants to understand the genesis of modern Science has to follow three lines of development, all starting in antiquity, which were brought together in the work of ISAAC NEWTON, namely 1. Ancient Mathematics => DESCARTES 2. Ancient Astronomy => COPERNICUS : ~~~~ I=> NEWTON 3. Ancient Mechanics => GALILEO => HUYGENS In Science Awakening I (Dutch edition 1950, first Eng1ish edition 1954, second 1961, first German edition 1956, second 1965) I have followed the first 1ine, giving an outline of the development of Mathematics in Egypt, Babylonia, and Greece. Volume II, dealing with Egyptian and Baby1onian Astronomy first appeared in German under the title 'Die Anfänge der Astronomie' (Noordhoff, Groningen 1965 and Birkhäu ser, Basel 1968). The volume was written in collaboration with PETER HUBER (Swiss Federal School of Technology, Zürich). HUBER has written considerable parts of Chap ters 3 and 4, in particular all transcriptions of cuneiform texts in these chapters. I also had much help from ERNST WEIDNER (Graz), MARTIN VERMASEREN (Amsterdam), JOSEF JANSEN (Leiden) and MANU LEUMANN (Zürich)
Die Pythagoreer : relig. Bruderschaft u. Schule d. Wiss. by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zur algebraischen Geometrie : selected papers by B. L. van der Waerden( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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B. L. Fan de wa er deng 1903-1996

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English (519)

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AlgebraSources of quantum mechanicsAlgebraScience awakening II : the birth of astronomyZwischen zwei Disziplinen : B. L. van der Waerden und die Entwicklung der Quantenmechanik