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Osserman, Robert

Works: 63 works in 303 publications in 9 languages and 4,598 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Humor  Filmed interviews  Filmed performances  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed
Classifications: QA93, 530.15
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Most widely held works about Robert Osserman
Most widely held works by Robert Osserman
Poetry of the universe : a mathematical exploration of the cosmos by Robert Osserman( Book )

60 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of developments in mathematics from the geometry of the ancient Greeks to the twentieth-century concept of fractional dimensions, focusing on how these ideas have influenced theories in physics and expanded our understanding of the structure of the universe
A survey of minimal surfaces by Robert Osserman( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This clear and comprehensive study features 12 sections that discuss parametric and non-parametric surfaces, surfaces that minimize area, isothermal parameters, Bernstein's theorem, minimal surfaces with boundary, and many other topics. This revised edition includes material on minimal surfaces in relativity and topology and updated work on Plateau's problem and isoperimetric inequalities. 2002 edition"--
Two-dimensional calculus by Robert Osserman( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two-dimensional calculus is vital to the mastery of the broader field, and this text presents an extensive treatment of this crucial subject. The book's advantages include the thorough integration of linear algebra and materials that aid the development of readers' geometric intuition. Problem sets appear at the end of each chapter, many of them with answers. 1986 edition"
Geometry of the Laplace operator by AMS Symposium on the Geometry of the Laplace Operator$ (1979 : University of Hawaii at Manoa)( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differential geometry : [proceedings of the Symposium in Pure Mathematics of the American Mathematical Society, held at Stanford University, Stanford, California, July 30-August 17, 1973 by Symposium in Pure Mathematics( Book )

28 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometry I : basic ideas and concepts of differential geometry by Dmitriĭ Vladimirovich Alekseevskiĭ( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osserman (Ed.) Geometry V Minimal Surfaces The theory of minimal surfaces has expanded in many directions over the past decade or two. This volume gathers in one place an overview of some of the most exciting developments, presented by five of the leading contributors to those developments. Hirotaka Fujimoto, who obtained the definitive results on the Gauss map of minimal surfaces, reports on Nevanlinna Theory and Minimal Surfaces. Stefan Hildebrandt provides an up-to-date account of the Plateau problem and related boundary-value problems. David Hoffman and Hermann Karcher describe the wealth of results on embedded minimal surfaces from the past decade, starting with Costa's surface and the subsequent Hoffman-Meeks examples. Finally, Leon Simon covers the PDE aspect of minimal surfaces, with a survey of known results both in the classical case of surfaces and in the higher dimensional case. The book will be very useful as a reference and research guide to graduate students and researchers in mathematics
The geometry of the generalized Gauss map by David A Hoffman( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fermat's last theorem : the theorem and its proof, an exploration of issues and ideas by Kenneth Ribet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The videotape is based on a presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco that took place on July 28, 1993, exactly five weeks after Andrew Wiles announced that he had a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. The videotape also includes excerpts from an interview with Andrew Wiles made in Oxford, England, the day after he announced his proof in Cambridge. Both the booklet and the videotape are designed for a general audience. They deal not only with Fermat's Last Theorem itself, but with the excitement of mathematical discovery in general and the way mathematical ideas can illuminate other subjects
Minimal surfaces( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny numbers : an evening with Steve Martin in conversation with Bob Osserman by American Mathematical Society( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author and actor Steve Martin chatted with mathematician Robert Osserman of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley on December 15, 2002 at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. They discussed literature and mathematics, why two banjos are like one slide rule, and whether we really know what pi is. Steve Martin read and enacted excerpts from his works, reminisced about his work for the Smothers Brothers, and discussed the authors who influenced him. The hilarity of this event as it spins out of control has to be seen (on this videotape) to be believed!"--Container
Galileo : a dialog on science, mathematics, history and drama( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dialogue between the mathematician Robert Osserman, G.V. Coyne, S.J., Director of the Vatican Observatory, and Galileo performed by Michael Winters in an excerpt from the Life of Galileo, a new English version by playwright David Hare of the play by Bertolt Brecht
Koebe's general uniformization theorem: the parabolic case by Robert Osserman( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometrie conforme by Robert Osserman( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poesia dell'universo : l'esplorazione matematica del cosmo by Robert Osserman( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometry III : theory of surfaces by I︠U︡. D Burago( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of two-dimensional surfaces in Euclidean spaces is remarkably rich in deep results and applications, for example in the theory of non-linear partial differential equations, physics and mechanics. This theory has great clarity and intrinsic beauty, and differs in many respects from the theory of multidimensional submanifolds. A separate volume of the Encyclopaedia is therefore devoted to surfaces. It is concerned mainly with the connection between the theory of embedded surfaces and two-dimensional Riemannian geometry (and its generalizations), and, above all, with the question of the influence of properties of intrinsic metrics on the geometry of surfaces. In the first article Yu. D. Burago and S.Z. Shefel' give an extended survey of surfaces from a non-traditional viewpoint stressing the connection between classes of metrics and classes of surfaces in En. A number of conjectures are included. The article of E.R. Rozendorn considers the state of the art of the still incomplete theory of the geometry of surfaces of negative curvature in three-dimensional Euclidean space, and the article of I. Kh. Sabitov considers subtle questions of local bendability and rigidity ofsurfaces. These articles reflect the development of the results of N.V. Efimov and also include statements of unsolved problems
Geometrie conforme; cours professé à la Faculté des sciences à Orsay (1965-1966) by Robert Osserman( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right spin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1997 Michael Foale was the American astronaut on board the Russian space station Mir at the time of a failed docking attempt with an unmanned Progress supply ship. The supply ship collided with Mir, punching a hole in one of the modules of Mir, damaging a number of the solar panels, and inducing a tumbling motion that prevented the remaining solar panels from pointing toward the sun. Michael Foale provides his personal account of the experience, and explains the mathematical methods involved in rescuing Mir from what would almost certainly have been its demise had they been forced to evacuate and leave it tumbling without power until it burned up re-entering the earth's atmosphere
Geometry( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yu zhou de shi pian : jie du tian di jian de ji he fa ze by Robert Osserman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometry. Riemannian geometry( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Poetry of the universe : a mathematical exploration of the cosmos
Alternative Names
Osserman, R.

Osserman, R. 1926-2011

Osserman, R. (Robert)

Osserman, R. (Robert), 1926-2011

Robert Osserman American mathematician

Robert Osserman Amerikaans wiskundige (1926-2011)

Robert Osserman amerikansk matematikar

Robert Osserman amerikansk matematiker

Robert Osserman matematico statunitense

Robert Osserman US-amerikanischer Mathematiker

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A survey of minimal surfacesTwo-dimensional calculusGeometry I : basic ideas and concepts of differential geometryMinimal surfacesGeometry III : theory of surfacesGeometryGeometry. Riemannian geometry