Rota, GianCarlo 19321999
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Works:  187 works in 826 publications in 4 languages and 15,762 library holdings 

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Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, pre 
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Most widely held works about
GianCarlo Rota
 The star and the whole : GianCarlo Rota on mathematics and phenomenology by Fabrizio Palombi( Book )
 From combinatorics to philosophy : the legacy of G.C. Rota by Ernesto Damiani( Book )
 Generalization of Ramsey's theorem and a conjecture of Rota by Bruce L Rothschild( )
 On RotaBaxter Nijenhuis TD algebra by Monica Aggarwal( )
 Dedicated to the memory of GianCarlo Rota (19321999)( Book )
Most widely held works by
GianCarlo Rota
Ordinary differential equations by
Garrett Birkhoff(
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84 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
84 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays by
N Metropolis(
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29 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 973 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
29 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 973 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
Discrete thoughts : essays on mathematics, science, and philosophy by
Mark Kac(
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50 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a volume of essays and reviews that delightfully explore mathematics in all its moods  from the light and the witty, and humorous to serious, rational, and cerebral. Topics include: logic, combinatorics, statistics, economics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and applications of mathematics broadly. You will also find history and philosophy covered, including discussion of the work of Ulam, Kant, Heidegger among others." ... these papers reflect on mathematics and its influence on human society. They can help the specialist to notice what is going on around him, and they may lead educated people from other domains to a better understanding of mathematics. Many of these papers can advise educators how to form a modern mathematics education, which develops approved ideas and institutions ... I admire the stimulating perspectives of the authors."American Mathematical Society "'Mathematicians, like Proust and everyone else, are at their best when writing about their first love' ... They are among the very best we have; and their best is very good indeed. ... One approaches this book with high hopes. Happily, one is not disappointed."The Mathematical Intelligencer "Mathematics is shaped by the consistent concerns and styles of powerful minds three of which are represented here. Kac's work is marked by deep commitment and breadth of inquiry. Rota is the easiest of these authors to read ... a delight: witty and urbane, with a clear and interesting agenda and an astonishing intellectual range. To read him is to be a part of a pleasant and rewarding conversation.Mathematics Magazine
50 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a volume of essays and reviews that delightfully explore mathematics in all its moods  from the light and the witty, and humorous to serious, rational, and cerebral. Topics include: logic, combinatorics, statistics, economics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and applications of mathematics broadly. You will also find history and philosophy covered, including discussion of the work of Ulam, Kant, Heidegger among others." ... these papers reflect on mathematics and its influence on human society. They can help the specialist to notice what is going on around him, and they may lead educated people from other domains to a better understanding of mathematics. Many of these papers can advise educators how to form a modern mathematics education, which develops approved ideas and institutions ... I admire the stimulating perspectives of the authors."American Mathematical Society "'Mathematicians, like Proust and everyone else, are at their best when writing about their first love' ... They are among the very best we have; and their best is very good indeed. ... One approaches this book with high hopes. Happily, one is not disappointed."The Mathematical Intelligencer "Mathematics is shaped by the consistent concerns and styles of powerful minds three of which are represented here. Kac's work is marked by deep commitment and breadth of inquiry. Rota is the easiest of these authors to read ... a delight: witty and urbane, with a clear and interesting agenda and an astonishing intellectual range. To read him is to be a part of a pleasant and rewarding conversation.Mathematics Magazine
Uncommon sense by
J. Robert Oppenheimer(
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7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I think that we will not be very successful in discouraging other power from this course [of a nuclear military program] unless we show, by our own example and conviction, that we regard nuclear armament as a transitory, dangerous, and degrading phase of the worlds history" These words could have been said today; that they were said more than twenty years ago, by one of the "fathers" of the atom bomb, gives them even greater impact. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a leading physicist in the Manhattan Project, recognized that scientific inquiry and discovery could no longer be separated from their effect on political decisionmaking, social responsibility, and human endeavor in general. He openly addressed issues of common concern and as a scientist accepted the responsibility brought about by nuclear physics. This collection of essays and speeches, only a few of which have been previously published, presents an extraordinary thinker and scientist as well as a compassionate human being. No issue is too small or too large if it is in some way connected to the emergence of a weapon as terrible and powerful as the atom bomb. Oppenheimer discusses the shift in scientific awareness and its impact on education, the question of openness in a society forced to keep secrets, the conflict between individual concerns and public and political necessity, the future of science and its effects on future politicsin short, the common and uncommon sense we find in our modern day reality. Uncommon Sense presents a responsible scientist and a concerned man who foresaw the problems the discovery of fission would create. And we should no neglect to read between the lines: The peak of Oppenheimers career coincided with the McCarthy era, the repercussions of which strongly affected his personal and professional life. The themes of openness and freedom becomes, therefore, recurring concerns in this collection of essays and speeches
7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I think that we will not be very successful in discouraging other power from this course [of a nuclear military program] unless we show, by our own example and conviction, that we regard nuclear armament as a transitory, dangerous, and degrading phase of the worlds history" These words could have been said today; that they were said more than twenty years ago, by one of the "fathers" of the atom bomb, gives them even greater impact. J. Robert Oppenheimer, a leading physicist in the Manhattan Project, recognized that scientific inquiry and discovery could no longer be separated from their effect on political decisionmaking, social responsibility, and human endeavor in general. He openly addressed issues of common concern and as a scientist accepted the responsibility brought about by nuclear physics. This collection of essays and speeches, only a few of which have been previously published, presents an extraordinary thinker and scientist as well as a compassionate human being. No issue is too small or too large if it is in some way connected to the emergence of a weapon as terrible and powerful as the atom bomb. Oppenheimer discusses the shift in scientific awareness and its impact on education, the question of openness in a society forced to keep secrets, the conflict between individual concerns and public and political necessity, the future of science and its effects on future politicsin short, the common and uncommon sense we find in our modern day reality. Uncommon Sense presents a responsible scientist and a concerned man who foresaw the problems the discovery of fission would create. And we should no neglect to read between the lines: The peak of Oppenheimers career coincided with the McCarthy era, the repercussions of which strongly affected his personal and professional life. The themes of openness and freedom becomes, therefore, recurring concerns in this collection of essays and speeches
Studies in combinatorics by
Tom Brylawski(
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16 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indiscrete thoughts by
GianCarlo Rota(
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43 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 635 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 GianCarlo 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, thoughtprovoking, 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. GianCarlo 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
43 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 635 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 GianCarlo 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, thoughtprovoking, 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. GianCarlo 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
Introduction to geometric probability by
Daniel A Klain(
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19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, computers, and people : from the tree of mathematics by
Stanislaw M Ulam(
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14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finite operator calculus by
GianCarlo Rota(
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13 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the foundations of combinatorial theory: combinatorial geometries by
Henry H Crapo(
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28 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorics : the Rota way by
Joseph P. S Kung(
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14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
GianCarlo 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 facetoface discussions
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
GianCarlo 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 facetoface discussions
Studies in foundations and combinatorics(
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14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic papers in combinatorics by
Ira Gessel(
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20 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 321 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 AardenneEhrenfest.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. NashWilliams.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
20 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 321 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 AardenneEhrenfest.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. NashWilliams.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
GianCarlo Rota(
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12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coupling methods for markov processes; On fluctuations of sums of random variables; Almostsure invariance principle for branching brownian motion; On operator inequalities and projections; Boundary behavior of laplacestieltjes 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 ntorus; Generalized torus automorphisms are bernoullian; The isomorphism theorem for generalized Bernoulli Schemes; Measurabletransformations on homogeneous spaces; Ergodic transformations of lebesgue spaces
12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coupling methods for markov processes; On fluctuations of sums of random variables; Almostsure invariance principle for branching brownian motion; On operator inequalities and projections; Boundary behavior of laplacestieltjes 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 ntorus; Generalized torus automorphisms are bernoullian; The isomorphism theorem for generalized Bernoulli Schemes; Measurabletransformations on homogeneous spaces; Ergodic transformations of lebesgue spaces
Studies in analysis(
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14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Invariant theory and superalgebras by
Frank D Grosshans(
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16 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings the reader to the frontiers of research in some topics in superalgebras and symbolic method in invariant theory. Superalgebras are algebras containing positivelysigned and negativelysigned variables. One of the book's major results is an extension of the standard basis theorem to superalgebras. This extension requires a rethinking of some basic concepts of linear algebra, such as matrices and coordinate systems, and may lead to an extension of the entire apparatus of linear algebra to "signed" modules. The authors also present the symbolic method for the invariant theory of
16 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings the reader to the frontiers of research in some topics in superalgebras and symbolic method in invariant theory. Superalgebras are algebras containing positivelysigned and negativelysigned variables. One of the book's major results is an extension of the standard basis theorem to superalgebras. This extension requires a rethinking of some basic concepts of linear algebra, such as matrices and coordinate systems, and may lead to an extension of the entire apparatus of linear algebra to "signed" modules. The authors also present the symbolic method for the invariant theory of
Studies in algebraic topology(
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13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in algebra and number theory(
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13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New directions in physics : the Los Alamos 40th anniversary volume by
N Metropolis(
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6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Directions In Physics
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Directions In Physics
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(
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4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Metropolis, N. (Nicholas) 1915 Other Honoree Author Editor
 Birkhoff, Garrett 19111996 Author
 Kac, Mark Honoree Author
 Schwartz, Jacob T. Collector
 Palombi, Fabrizio 1965 Other Author Editor
 Howlett, J. (Jack) 1912 Editor
 Ulam, Stanislaw M. Honoree Author
 Kung, Joseph P. S. Author Editor
 Sharp, D. H. (David Howland) 1938 Editor
 Oppenheimer, J. Robert 19041967 Author
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GianCarlo Rota Amerikaans wiskundige (19321999)
GianCarlo Rota amerikansk matematikar
GianCarlo Rota amerikansk matematiker
GianCarlo Rota italienischamerikanischer Mathematiker
Giancarlo Rota matematico e filosofo italiano
Rota, G.C.
Rota, G.C. 1932
Rota, G.C. 19321999
Rota, G.C. (GianCarlo), 1932
Rota, G.C. (GianCarlo), 19321999
Rota, GianCarlo
Rota, Gian Carlo 19321999
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