Newman, James Roy 19071966
Overview
Works:  164 works in 760 publications in 10 languages and 13,911 library holdings 

Genres:  Dictionaries History Bibliography 
Roles:  Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Compiler 
Classifications:  QA9, 510.82 
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Most widely held works about
James Roy Newman
 Jenniemae & James : a memoir in black & white by Brooke Newman Brooke Newman( Book )
 James R. Newman, August 3, 1907May 28, 1966 ( Book )
 Edward Kasner and James Newman : Mathematics and the imagination by Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Luis Borges( Book )
 by Edward Uhler Condon Edward Uhler Condon( )
 Memoirs of deceased members. : James Roy Newman by American Society of Civil EngineersAmerican Society of Civil Engineers( )
Most widely held works by
James Roy Newman
The world of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻhmosé the scribe to Albert Einstein
by
James Roy Newman(
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95 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 33 essays on such topics as statistics and the design of experiments, group theory, the mathematics of infinity, the mathematical way of thinking, the unreasonableness of mathematics, and mathematics as an art. A reprint of volume 3 of the fourvolume edition originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1956. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
95 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 33 essays on such topics as statistics and the design of experiments, group theory, the mathematics of infinity, the mathematical way of thinking, the unreasonableness of mathematics, and mathematics as an art. A reprint of volume 3 of the fourvolume edition originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1956. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Gödel's proof
by
Ernest Nagel(
Book
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90 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1931 Kurt Godel disrupted some of the fundamental assumptions underlying mathematics and logic with the publication of his revolutionary paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." Ironically, few mathematicians of the time were able to understand the young scholar's complex proof, and the full importance of this work was largely overlooked for many years. Godel was at last recognized by his peers and presented with the first Albert Einstein Award in 1951 for achievement in the natural sciences  the highest honor of its kind in the United States. The award committee, which included Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, described his work as "one of the greatest contributions to the sciences in recent times."" "In Godel's Proof, Ernest Nagel and James Newman provide a readable and nontechnical explanation for both scholars and nonspecialists of the main ideas and broad implications of Godel's discovery. First published in 1958 and in print continuously in ten languages, this highly popular, seminal work offers every educated person with an interest in mathematics, logic, and philosophy the opportunity to understand a previously difficult and inaccessible subject."Jacket
90 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1931 Kurt Godel disrupted some of the fundamental assumptions underlying mathematics and logic with the publication of his revolutionary paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." Ironically, few mathematicians of the time were able to understand the young scholar's complex proof, and the full importance of this work was largely overlooked for many years. Godel was at last recognized by his peers and presented with the first Albert Einstein Award in 1951 for achievement in the natural sciences  the highest honor of its kind in the United States. The award committee, which included Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, described his work as "one of the greatest contributions to the sciences in recent times."" "In Godel's Proof, Ernest Nagel and James Newman provide a readable and nontechnical explanation for both scholars and nonspecialists of the main ideas and broad implications of Godel's discovery. First published in 1958 and in print continuously in ten languages, this highly popular, seminal work offers every educated person with an interest in mathematics, logic, and philosophy the opportunity to understand a previously difficult and inaccessible subject."Jacket
Mathematics and the imagination
by
Edward Kasner(
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60 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and French and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces simple arithmetic, calculus, and nonEuclidean geometry through games and puzzles
60 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and French and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces simple arithmetic, calculus, and nonEuclidean geometry through games and puzzles
What is science? Twelve eminent scientists and philosophers explain their various fields to the layman
by
James Roy Newman(
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20 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
20 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
The Harper encyclopedia of science
by
James Roy Newman(
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24 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and sensibility
by
James Roy Newman(
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21 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... James Newman's essays on science, philosophy, and civilization."Page 4 of cover
21 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... James Newman's essays on science, philosophy, and civilization."Page 4 of cover
The common sense of the exact sciences
by
William Kingdon Clifford(
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24 editions published between 1946 and 1955 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1946 and 1955 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The control of atomic energy; a study of its social, economic, and political implications
by
James Roy Newman(
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9 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and German and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and German and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tools of war
by
James Roy Newman(
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7 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rule of folly
by
James Roy Newman(
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7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Effects of air emissions on wildlife resources
by
James Roy Newman(
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3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Gödelsche Beweis
by
Ernest Nagel(
Book
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43 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
43 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of mathematics, Volume 1
by
James Roy Newman(
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27 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handboek voor de wiskunde met achtergrondinformatie
27 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handboek voor de wiskunde met achtergrondinformatie
The International encyclopedia of science
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5 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le théorème de Gödel
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4 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En 1931, Kurt Godel démontrait, dans un article révolutionnaire, l'incomplétude de tout système axiomatique contenant la théorie des nombres. Apparemment très technique, ce théorème bouleversait de fond en comble la philosophie des mathématiques
4 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En 1931, Kurt Godel démontrait, dans un article révolutionnaire, l'incomplétude de tout système axiomatique contenant la théorie des nombres. Apparemment très technique, ce théorème bouleversait de fond en comble la philosophie des mathématiques
What is science?
by
James Roy Newman(
Book
)
6 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The World of mathematics
by
James Roy Newman(
Book
)
26 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻhmosé the scribe to Albert Einstein
by
James Roy Newman(
Book
)
22 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 4 (Parts XVIIIXXVI) considers such topics as mathematical machines, mathematics in warfare, a mathematical theory of art, mathematics of the good, mathematics in literature, mathematics and music, and amusements, puzzles, and fancies. Individual contributions by A. M. Turing, Aldous Huxley, Sir James Jeans, Lewis Carroll, and two dozen more
22 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 4 (Parts XVIIIXXVI) considers such topics as mathematical machines, mathematics in warfare, a mathematical theory of art, mathematics of the good, mathematics in literature, mathematics and music, and amusements, puzzles, and fancies. Individual contributions by A. M. Turing, Aldous Huxley, Sir James Jeans, Lewis Carroll, and two dozen more
The world of mathematics
by
James Roy Newman(
Book
)
19 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El teorema de Gödel
by
Ernest Nagel(
Book
)
16 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Nagel, Ernest 19011985 Author
 Kasner, Edward 18781955 Author
 Harrington, Jenniemae
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 Hofstadter, Douglas R. 1945 Author of introduction Editor
 Clifford, William Kingdon 18451879 Author
 Pearson, Karl 18571936 Author of introduction Editor
 Miller, Byron S. 1915
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Alternative Names
Newman, J.
Newman, J. 19071966
Newman, J. (James), 19071966.
Newman, J. R. 19071966
Newman, James
Newman, James 1907
Newman, James 19071966
Newman, James R.
Newman, James R. 19071966
Newman, James R. (James Roy), 19071966.
Newman, James Roy.
Newman, James Roy 19071966
N'ûmen, Džejms R.
Stryfe, Paul 19071966
ستريف، بول، 19071966.
نيومان، جيمس ر 19071966
نيومان، جيمس ر. (جيمس روي)، 19071966.
ニューマン, J. R
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