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Rota, Gian-Carlo 1932-1999

Overview
Works: 163 works in 776 publications in 5 languages and 15,628 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, pre
Classifications: QA164, 510
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Most widely held works by Gian-Carlo Rota
Ordinary differential equations by Garrett Birkhoff( Book )

78 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
Indiscrete thoughts by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

88 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiscrete Thoughts gives a glimpse into a world that has seldom been described, that of science and technology as seen through the eyes of a mathematician. The era covered by this book, 1950 to 1990, was surely one of the golden ages of science as well as of the American university. Cherished myths are debunked along the way as Gian-Carlo Rota takes pleasure in portraying, warts and all, some of the great scientific personalities of the period "Stanislav Ulam (who, together with Edward Teller, signed the patent application for the hydrogen bomb), Solomon Lefschetz (Chairman in the 1950s of the Princeton mathematics department), William Feller (one of the founders of modern probability theory), Jack Schwartz (one of the founders of computer science), and many others. Rota is not afraid of controversy. Some readers may even consider these essays indiscreet. After the publication of the essay "The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics upon Philosophy" (reprinted six times in five languages) the author was blacklisted in analytical philosophy circles. Indiscrete Thoughts should become an instant classic and the subject of debate for decades to come. "Read Indiscrete Thoughts for its account of the way we were and what we have become; for its sensible advice and its exuberant rhetoric."--The Mathematical Intelligencer "Learned, thought-provoking, politically incorrect, delighting in paradox, and likely to offend"but everywhere readable and entertaining."--The American Mathematical Monthly "It is about mathematicians, the way they think, and the world in which they live. It is 260 pages of Rota calling it like he sees it ... Readers are bound to find his observations amusing if not insightful. Gian-Carlo Rota has written the sort of book that few mathematicians could write. What will appeal immediately to anyone with an interest in research mathematics are the stories he tells about the practice of modern mathematics."--MAA Reviews
A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays by N Metropolis( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indhold: Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: The human side; Part 3: The languages; Part 4: The machines; Part 5: The places
Studies in combinatorics by Tom Brylawski( Book )

16 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to geometric probability by Daniel A Klain( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, computers, and people : from the tree of mathematics by Stanislaw M Ulam( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite operator calculus by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the foundations of combinatorial theory: combinatorial geometries by Henry H Crapo( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in foundations and combinatorics by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorics : the Rota way by Joseph P. S Kung( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gian-Carlo Rota was one of the most original and colourful mathematicians of the 20th century. Written by two of his former students, this book is based on notes from his influential graduate courses and on face-to-face discussions
Classic papers in combinatorics by Ira Gessel( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the development of combinatorics since 1930 by presenting in chronological order the fundamental results of the subject proved in over five decades of original papers by:.-T. van Aardenne-Ehrenfest.-R.L. Brooks.-N.G. de Bruijn.-G.F. Clements.-H.H. Crapo.-R.P. Dilworth.-J. Edmonds.-P. Erds.-L.R. Ford, Jr.-D.R. Fulkerson.-D. Gale.-L. Geissinger.-I.J. Good.-R.L. Graham.-A.W. Hales.-P. Hall.-P.R. Halmos.-R.I. Jewett.-I. Kaplansky.-P.W. Kasteleyn.-G. Katona.-D.J. Kleitman.-K. Leeb.-B. Lindstrm.-L. Lovsz.-D. Lubell.-C. St. J.A. Nash-Williams.-G. Plya.-F.P. Ramsey.-G.C. Rota.-B.L. Rothschild.-H.J. Ryser.-C. Schensted.-M.P. Schtzenberger.-R.P. Stanley.-G. Szekeres.-W.T. Tutte.-H.E. Vaughan.-H. Whitney
Studies in probability and ergodic theory by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coupling methods for markov processes; On fluctuations of sums of random variables; Almost-sure invariance principle for branching brownian motion; On operator inequalities and projections; Boundary behavior of laplace-stieltjes transforms with applications to uniformly distributed sequences; Regularities of distribution; Strong liftings on topological measured spaces; Mixing transformations in an infinite measure space; On eventually weakly wandering sequences; Gap sequences and eventually weakly wandering sequences; The breakdown of automorphisms of compact topological groups; On the polynomial uniformity of translations on the n-torus; Generalized torus automorphisms are bernoullian; The isomorphism theorem for generalized Bernoulli Schemes; Measurabletransformations on homogeneous spaces; Ergodic transformations of lebesgue spaces
Invariant theory and superalgebras by Frank D Grosshans( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays dedicated to S.M. Ulam : proceedings of the first Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences by Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in algebraic topology( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in algebra and number theory( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in physics : the Los Alamos 40th anniversary volume by N Metropolis( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Directions In Physics
Gian-Carlo Rota on combinatorics : introductory papers and commentaries by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, the editor, Joseph Kung, presents reprints of most of the fundamental papers of Gian-Carlo Rota in the classical core of combinatorics. These include Part I, III, IV, VI, and VII of the Foundation series on Mobius function, polynomials of binomial type, counting in vector spaces, generating functions, and symmetric functions. Also reprinted are papers which are derived or related to the themes explored in these central papers." "Rota's work, starting with the paper On the Foundations of Combinatorial Theory I. Theory of Mobius Functions (1964) has revolutionized the way we approach combinatorics; this volume is intended to be an introduction to his way of thinking about that subject. Joseph Kung has provided us with a substantial amount of new material on the tremendous impact that Rota's papers have had on combinatorics. Extensive survey articles are included in every chapter to guide the reader, both to the reprinted papers and to the works of others which have been inspired by these papers. And, there are four prefatory essays describing Rota's special influence on combinatorics, particularly at the historical Bowdoin conference in 1970." "This volume will be of interest to experts as well as beginning graduate students (particularly as a source of research problems)."--Jacket
From combinatorics to philosophy : the legacy of G.-C. Rota by Ernesto Damiani( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Combinatorics to Philosophy: The Legacy of G. -C. Rota provides an assessment of G. -C. Rota's legacy to current international research issues in mathematics, philosophy and computer science. This volume includes chapters by leading researchers, as well as a number of invited research papers. Rota?s legacy connects European and Italian research communities to the USA by providing inspiration to several generations of researchers in combinatorics, philosophy and computer science. From Combinatorics to Philosophy: The Legacy of G. -C. Rota is of valuable interest to research institutions and university libraries worldwide. This book is also designed for advanced-level students in mathematics, computer science, and philosophy
 
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A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays
Alternative Names
Gian-Carlo Rota Amerikaans wiskundige (1932-1999)

Gian-Carlo Rota amerikansk matematikar

Gian-Carlo Rota amerikansk matematiker

Gian-Carlo Rota italienisch-amerikanischer Mathematiker

Giancarlo Rota matematico e filosofo italiano

Rota, G.-C.

Rota, G.-C. 1932-

Rota, G.-C. 1932-1999

Rota, G.-C. (Gian-Carlo), 1932-

Rota, G.-C. (Gian-Carlo), 1932-1999

Rota, Gian-Carlo

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Indiscrete thoughtsA history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essaysIntroduction to geometric probabilityCombinatorics : the Rota wayClassic papers in combinatoricsGian-Carlo Rota on combinatorics : introductory papers and commentariesFrom combinatorics to philosophy : the legacy of G.-C. Rota