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Rota, Gian-Carlo 1932-1999

Works: 175 works in 677 publications in 4 languages and 15,225 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: QA164, 510
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Ordinary differential equations by Garrett Birkhoff( Book )
65 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students
Discrete thoughts essays on mathematics, science, and philosophy by Mark Kac( Book )
41 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of computing in the twentieth century : a collection of essays by N Metropolis( Book )
24 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 988 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
Indiscrete thoughts by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 935 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
Uncommon sense by J. Robert Oppenheimer( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 786 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 decision-making, 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 politics---in 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( Book )
14 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to geometric probability by Daniel A Klain( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, computers, and people : from the tree of mathematics by Stanislaw M Ulam( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the foundations of combinatorial theory: combinatorial geometries by Henry H Crapo( Book )
26 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finite operator calculus by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorics : the Rota way by Joseph P. S Kung( Book )
15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 364 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 )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 337 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 foundations and combinatorics by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New directions in physics : the Los Alamos 40th anniversary volume by N Metropolis( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Directions In Physics
Studies in probability and ergodic theory by Gian-Carlo Rota( Book )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 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
Studies in analysis ( Book )
11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in algebra and number theory ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in algebraic topology ( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Invariant theory and superalgebras by Frank D Grosshans( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 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 )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
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
English (352)
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