Courant, Richard 18881972
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Works:  446 works in 2,550 publications in 11 languages and 21,436 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree, Other, Contributor 
Classifications:  QA303, 510 
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Most widely held works about
Richard Courant
 Courant in Göttingen and New York : the story of an improbable mathematician by Constance Reid( Book )
 HilbertCourant by Constance Reid( Book )
 Studies and essays presented to R. Courant on his 60th birthday, Jan. 8, 1948( Book )
 Courant by Constance Reid( Book )
 Richard Courant, 18881972 : der Mathematiker als Zeitgenosse by Constance Reid( Book )
 The Courant  Friedrichs  Lewy (CFL) condition : 80 years after its discovery by Carlos A. de Moura( Book )
 Courant in Gottingen and New York( Visual )
 Richard Courant by F. G Tricomi( Book )
 Mathematical Association of America presents Richard Courant in Cournat in Göttingen and New York( Visual )
 Göttingen and New Yorkreflections on a life in mathematicsRichard Courant( Visual )
 Oral history interview with Edward Creutz by E Creutz( )
 Oral history interview with Richard Courant by Richard Courant( )
 Oral history interview with Friedrich Hund by Friedrich Hund( )
 Oral history interview with Ludwig Franz Benedikt Biermann by Ludwig Biermann( )
 Oral history interview with Ernst Pascual Jordan by Pascual Jordan( )
 Oral history joint interview with James Franck and Hertha SponerFranck by James Franck( )
 Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner by Eugene Paul Wigner( )
 Oral history interview with Werner Heisenberg by Werner Heisenberg( )
 Oral history interview with Marvin Stern by Marvin Stern( )
 Oral history interview with Martin Schwarzschild by Martin Schwarzschild( )
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Most widely held works by
Richard Courant
What is Mathematics? An elementary approach to ideas and methods by
Richard Courant(
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145 editions published between 1941 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics? is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, this second edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the FourColor Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved."Jacket
145 editions published between 1941 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics? is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, this second edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the FourColor Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved."Jacket
Methods of mathematical physics by
Richard Courant(
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346 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the first volume of this work came out in Germany in 1937, this book, together with its first volume, has remained standard in the field. Courant and Hilbert's treatment restores the historically deep connections between physical intuition and mathematical development, providing the reader with a unified approach to mathematical physics. The present volume represents Richard Courant's final revision of 1961
346 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the first volume of this work came out in Germany in 1937, this book, together with its first volume, has remained standard in the field. Courant and Hilbert's treatment restores the historically deep connections between physical intuition and mathematical development, providing the reader with a unified approach to mathematical physics. The present volume represents Richard Courant's final revision of 1961
Differential and integral calculus by
Richard Courant(
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208 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V.1  The fundamentals ideas of the integral and differential calculus; Differentiation and integration of the elementary functions; Further development of the integral calculus; Applications; Taylor's theorem and the approximate expression of functions by polynomials; Numerical methods; Infinite series and other limiting processes; Fourier series; A sketch of the theoery of functions of several variables; The differential equations for the simplest types of vibration; Appendices; Index. v.2  Preliminari remarks on analytical geometry and vector analysis; Functions of several variables and their derivatives; Developments and applications of the differential calculus; Multiple integrals; Integration over regions in several dimensions; Differential equations; Calculus of variations; Functions of a complex variable; Appendices; Index
208 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V.1  The fundamentals ideas of the integral and differential calculus; Differentiation and integration of the elementary functions; Further development of the integral calculus; Applications; Taylor's theorem and the approximate expression of functions by polynomials; Numerical methods; Infinite series and other limiting processes; Fourier series; A sketch of the theoery of functions of several variables; The differential equations for the simplest types of vibration; Appendices; Index. v.2  Preliminari remarks on analytical geometry and vector analysis; Functions of several variables and their derivatives; Developments and applications of the differential calculus; Multiple integrals; Integration over regions in several dimensions; Differential equations; Calculus of variations; Functions of a complex variable; Appendices; Index
Introduction to calculus and analysis by
Richard Courant(
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103 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Vol. 1 abarca los capítulos del 1 al 4; el vol. 2, del 5 al 8
103 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Vol. 1 abarca los capítulos del 1 al 4; el vol. 2, del 5 al 8
Supersonic flow and shock waves by
Richard Courant(
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90 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendices and remarks after some chapters
90 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appendices and remarks after some chapters
Vorlesungen über Differential und Integralrechnung by
Richard Courant(
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198 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 1
198 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Band 1
Vorlesungen über allgemeine Funktionentheorie und elliptische Funktionen by
Adolf Hurwitz(
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80 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With an additional article by R. Courant: Geometrische Funktionentheorie
80 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With an additional article by R. Courant: Geometrische Funktionentheorie
Dirichlet's principle, conformal mapping, and minimal surfaces by
Richard Courant(
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55 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It has always been a temptation for mathematicians to present the crystallized product of their thoughts as a deductive general theory and to relegate the individual mathematical phenomenon into the role of an example. The reader who submits to the dogmatic form will be easily indoctrinated. Enlightenment, however, must come from an understanding of motives; live mathematical development springs from specific natural problems which can be easily understood, but whose solutions are difficult and demand new methods of more general significance. The present book deals with subjects of this category. It is written in a style which, as the author hopes, expresses adequately the balance and tension between the individuality of mathematical objects and the generality of mathematical methods. The author has been interested in Dirichlet's Principle and its various applications since his days as a student under David Hilbert. Plans for writing a book on these topics were revived when Jesse Douglas' work suggested to him a close connection between Dirichlet's Principle and basic problems concerning minimal sur faces. But war work and other duties intervened; even now, after much delay, the book appears in a much less polished and complete form than the author would have liked
55 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It has always been a temptation for mathematicians to present the crystallized product of their thoughts as a deductive general theory and to relegate the individual mathematical phenomenon into the role of an example. The reader who submits to the dogmatic form will be easily indoctrinated. Enlightenment, however, must come from an understanding of motives; live mathematical development springs from specific natural problems which can be easily understood, but whose solutions are difficult and demand new methods of more general significance. The present book deals with subjects of this category. It is written in a style which, as the author hopes, expresses adequately the balance and tension between the individuality of mathematical objects and the generality of mathematical methods. The author has been interested in Dirichlet's Principle and its various applications since his days as a student under David Hilbert. Plans for writing a book on these topics were revived when Jesse Douglas' work suggested to him a close connection between Dirichlet's Principle and basic problems concerning minimal sur faces. But war work and other duties intervened; even now, after much delay, the book appears in a much less polished and complete form than the author would have liked
Was ist Mathematik? by
Richard Courant(
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128 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematik ist nicht jedermanns Sache. Wer sie liebt, für den ist sie spannend und aufregend wie das schönste Rätsel. Für viele Menschen aber ist Mathematik ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln, das man ehrfurchtsvoll den "Eingeweihten" überläßt. Das Ziel von "Was ist Mathematik?" ist es, Brücken zu schlagen und jeden einzuladen, das Reich der Mathematik zu betreten, der neugierig genug ist, sich auf ein Abenteuer einzulassen. Die Autoren verschweigen nicht, daß Mathematik neben Begabung auch viel Fleiß und Mitdenken erfordert: man sollte sich mit ihr beschäftigen, nicht nur über sie philosophieren. Wer aber bereit ist, beides einzusetzen, den führen die Autoren mit großem Geschick und anschaulichen Hilfsmitteln hin zu einem Einblick in das innere Gefüge der Mathematik sowie ihrer historischen Entwicklung. Behandelt werden die Fragenkomplexe: Zahlen, geometrische Konstruktionen, Algebra der Zahlkörper, projektive Geometrie, Axiomatik, nichteuklidische Geometrien, Topologie, Funktionen, Grenzwerte, Extrema und Infinitesimalrechnung. "Was ist Mathematik?" ist für Leser jeden Alters und jeder Vorbildung gedacht. Gymnasiallehrer finden eine reiche Auswahl an Beispielen, Studenten ist es ein Leitfaden, wenn sie die Orientierung zu verlieren meinen, und Dozenten werden sich an den Feinheiten der Darstellung zweier Meister ihres Faches erfreuen
128 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematik ist nicht jedermanns Sache. Wer sie liebt, für den ist sie spannend und aufregend wie das schönste Rätsel. Für viele Menschen aber ist Mathematik ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln, das man ehrfurchtsvoll den "Eingeweihten" überläßt. Das Ziel von "Was ist Mathematik?" ist es, Brücken zu schlagen und jeden einzuladen, das Reich der Mathematik zu betreten, der neugierig genug ist, sich auf ein Abenteuer einzulassen. Die Autoren verschweigen nicht, daß Mathematik neben Begabung auch viel Fleiß und Mitdenken erfordert: man sollte sich mit ihr beschäftigen, nicht nur über sie philosophieren. Wer aber bereit ist, beides einzusetzen, den führen die Autoren mit großem Geschick und anschaulichen Hilfsmitteln hin zu einem Einblick in das innere Gefüge der Mathematik sowie ihrer historischen Entwicklung. Behandelt werden die Fragenkomplexe: Zahlen, geometrische Konstruktionen, Algebra der Zahlkörper, projektive Geometrie, Axiomatik, nichteuklidische Geometrien, Topologie, Funktionen, Grenzwerte, Extrema und Infinitesimalrechnung. "Was ist Mathematik?" ist für Leser jeden Alters und jeder Vorbildung gedacht. Gymnasiallehrer finden eine reiche Auswahl an Beispielen, Studenten ist es ein Leitfaden, wenn sie die Orientierung zu verlieren meinen, und Dozenten werden sich an den Feinheiten der Darstellung zweier Meister ihres Faches erfreuen
Calculus of variations : with supplementary notes and exercises, 19451946 by
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57 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
57 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory of functions of a complex variable by
Richard Courant(
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46 editions published between 1939 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
46 editions published between 1939 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methoden der mathematischen Physik by
Richard Courant(
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3 editions published in 1937 in German and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1937 in German and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methoden der mathematischen Physik by
Richard Courant(
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31 editions published between 1931 and 1968 in German and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
31 editions published between 1931 and 1968 in German and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über die entwicklung der mathematik im 19. jahrhundert by
Felix Klein(
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41 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
41 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methoden der mathematischen Physik by
Richard Courant(
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14 editions published in 1924 in German and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1924 in German and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methoden der mathematischen Physik by
Richard Courant(
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26 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in German and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1924 and 1968 in German and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Differential and integral calculus by
Richard Courant(
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57 editions published between 1936 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
57 editions published between 1936 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anschauliche geometrie by
David Hilbert(
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2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducción al cálculo y al análisis matemático by
Richard Courant(
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28 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Richard Courant Richard Courant was born in 1888 in a small town of what is now Poland, and died in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1972. He received his doctorate from the legendary David Hilbert in Göttingen, where later he founded and directed its famed mathematics Institute, a Mecca for mathematicians in the twenties. In 1933 the Nazi government dismissed Courant for being Jewish, and he emigrated to the United States. He found, in New York, what he called "a reservoir of talent" to be tapped. He built, at New York University, a new mathematical Sciences Institute that shares the philosophy of its illustrious predecessor and rivals it in worldwide influence. For Courant mathematics was an adventure, with applications forming a vital part. This spirit is reflected in his books, in particular in his influential calculus text, revised in collaboration with his brilliant younger colleague, Fritz John. (P.D. Lax) Biography of Fritz John Fritz John was born on June 14, 1910, in Berlin. After his school years in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland), he studied in Göttingen and received his doctorate in 1933, just when the Nazi regime came to power. As he was halfJewish and his bride Aryan, he had to flee Germany in 1934. After a year in Cambridge, UK, he accepted a position at the University of Kentucky, and in 1946 joined Courant, Friedrichs and Stoker in building up New York University the institute that later became the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He remained there until his death in New Rochelle on February 10, 1994. John's research and the books he wrote had a strong impact on the development of many fields of mathematics, foremost in partial differential equations. He also worked on Radon transforms, illposed problems, convex geometry, numerical analysis, elasticity theory. In connection with his work in latter field, he and Nirenberg introduced the space of the BMOfunctions (bounded mean oscillations). Fritz John's work exemplifies the unity of mathematics as well as its elegance and its beauty. (J. Moser)
28 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Richard Courant Richard Courant was born in 1888 in a small town of what is now Poland, and died in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1972. He received his doctorate from the legendary David Hilbert in Göttingen, where later he founded and directed its famed mathematics Institute, a Mecca for mathematicians in the twenties. In 1933 the Nazi government dismissed Courant for being Jewish, and he emigrated to the United States. He found, in New York, what he called "a reservoir of talent" to be tapped. He built, at New York University, a new mathematical Sciences Institute that shares the philosophy of its illustrious predecessor and rivals it in worldwide influence. For Courant mathematics was an adventure, with applications forming a vital part. This spirit is reflected in his books, in particular in his influential calculus text, revised in collaboration with his brilliant younger colleague, Fritz John. (P.D. Lax) Biography of Fritz John Fritz John was born on June 14, 1910, in Berlin. After his school years in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland), he studied in Göttingen and received his doctorate in 1933, just when the Nazi regime came to power. As he was halfJewish and his bride Aryan, he had to flee Germany in 1934. After a year in Cambridge, UK, he accepted a position at the University of Kentucky, and in 1946 joined Courant, Friedrichs and Stoker in building up New York University the institute that later became the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He remained there until his death in New Rochelle on February 10, 1994. John's research and the books he wrote had a strong impact on the development of many fields of mathematics, foremost in partial differential equations. He also worked on Radon transforms, illposed problems, convex geometry, numerical analysis, elasticity theory. In connection with his work in latter field, he and Nirenberg introduced the space of the BMOfunctions (bounded mean oscillations). Fritz John's work exemplifies the unity of mathematics as well as its elegance and its beauty. (J. Moser)
Différential and integral calculus by
Richard Courant(
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7 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Hilbert, David 18621943 Author Contributor
 Robbins, Herbert
 John, Fritz 19101994 Author of introduction
 Reid, Constance Author
 Friedrichs, K. O. (Kurt Otto) 19011983 Author Editor
 McShane, E. J. (Edward James) 1904 Translator Author
 Stewart, Ian 1945 Annotator Adapter Editor
 Hurwitz, Adolf 18591919 Author
 CohnVossen, S. (Stephan) 19021936 Other Editor Creator
 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
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Aerodynamics, Supersonic Atomic theory Bohr, Niels, Born, Max, Calculus Calculus, Integral Calculus of variations Computer scienceMathematics Conformal mapping Courant, Richard, Debye, Peter J. W.(Peter Josef William), Differential calculus Differential equations, Partial Dirichlet principle Einstein, Albert, Elliptic functions Engineering mathematics Fermi, Enrico, Franck, James, Friedrichs, K. O.(Kurt Otto), Functions Functions of complex variables Geometry Geometry, NonEuclidean Heisenberg, Werner, Hilbert, David, Information theory Integral domains Jordan, Pascual, Lewy, Hans, Mathematical analysis Mathematical physics Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsStudy and teaching Minimal surfaces Nuclear physics Numerical analysis Oppenheimer, J. Robert, Plateau's problem Pohl, Robert Wichard, Quantum theory Runge, Carl, Science Shock waves Sommerfeld, Arnold, Surfaces, Representation of United States Universität Göttingen Wigner, Eugene Paul,
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