Pettis, Billy James
Overview
Works:  15 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 373 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Editor 
Classifications:  QA29.V66, 510.92 
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Most widely held works about
Billy James Pettis
 Proceedings of the Conference on Integration, Topology, and Geometry in Linear Spaces by Topology, and Geometry in Linear Spaces (1979, Chapel Hill, NC) Conference on Integration( Book )
 Information on U.Va. Graduate Fellowships( )
 [Remarks made during a conference] May 1719, 1979( Recording )
 Pettis, B.J., papers by Billy James Pettis( )
Most widely held works by
Billy James Pettis
John von Neumann by
Norman Macrae(
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9 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first fullscale biography of the man widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the century after Einstein. Born in Budapest in 1903, John von Neumann grew up in one of the most extraordinary of scientific communities. From his arrival in America in the mid1930s  with bases in Boston, Princeton, Washington, and Los Alamos  von Neumann pioneered and participated in the major scientific and political dramas of the next three decades, leaving his mark on more fields of scientific endeavor than any other scientist. Von Neumann's work in areas such as game theory, mathematics, physics, and meteorology formed the building blocks for the most important discoveries of the century: the modern computer, game theory, the atom bomb, radar, and artificial intelligence, to name just a few. From the laboratory to the highest levels of government, this definitive biography gives us a behindthescenes look at the politics and personalities involved in these worldchanging discoveries. Written more than thirty years after von Neumann's untimely death at age fiftysix, it was prepared with the cooperation of his family, and includes information gained from interviewing countless sources across Europe and America. Norman Macrae paints a highly readable, humanizing portrait of a man whose legacy still influences and shapes modern science and knowledge
9 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in English and German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first fullscale biography of the man widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the century after Einstein. Born in Budapest in 1903, John von Neumann grew up in one of the most extraordinary of scientific communities. From his arrival in America in the mid1930s  with bases in Boston, Princeton, Washington, and Los Alamos  von Neumann pioneered and participated in the major scientific and political dramas of the next three decades, leaving his mark on more fields of scientific endeavor than any other scientist. Von Neumann's work in areas such as game theory, mathematics, physics, and meteorology formed the building blocks for the most important discoveries of the century: the modern computer, game theory, the atom bomb, radar, and artificial intelligence, to name just a few. From the laboratory to the highest levels of government, this definitive biography gives us a behindthescenes look at the politics and personalities involved in these worldchanging discoveries. Written more than thirty years after von Neumann's untimely death at age fiftysix, it was prepared with the cooperation of his family, and includes information gained from interviewing countless sources across Europe and America. Norman Macrae paints a highly readable, humanizing portrait of a man whose legacy still influences and shapes modern science and knowledge
Notes on measure theory by
Billy James Pettis(
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)
in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linear topological spaces by
John L Kelley(
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3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On integration in vector spaces by
Billy James Pettis(
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2 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hausdorff maximality principle by
Billy James Pettis(
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1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Phi Beta Kappa address] Phi Beta Kappa annual dinner, April 21, 1957 at Wofford College by
Billy James Pettis(
Recording
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An introduction to periodic decimal fractions and their properties by
Billy James Pettis(
)
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[B.J. Pettis on science] fourth in a series of centennial alumni lectures at Wofford College [1954] by
Billy James Pettis(
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Proceedings of the Conference on Integration, Topology, and Geometry in Linear Spaces by
Topology, and Geometry in Linear Spaces (1979, Chapel Hill, NC) Conference on Integration(
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1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Notes on Measure Theory. Part I. Lattices and Lattice Functionals(
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1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
These notes represent an introduction to measure theory from the viewpoint of lattices and lattice functionals. The viewpoint followed here is not at all new; it goes back at least as far as a paper by Caratheodory in 1938, and was advanced considerably in the original (1940) edition of Garrett Birkhoff's Lattice Theory. The material is simply an abstraction of that part of point set theory usually described as measure theory
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
These notes represent an introduction to measure theory from the viewpoint of lattices and lattice functionals. The viewpoint followed here is not at all new; it goes back at least as far as a paper by Caratheodory in 1938, and was advanced considerably in the original (1940) edition of Garrett Birkhoff's Lattice Theory. The material is simply an abstraction of that part of point set theory usually described as measure theory
Notes on measure theory by
Billy James Pettis(
Book
)
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Graves, William H. (William Howard) 19402016 Other Editor
 Price, G. B. Editor
 Oxtoby, John C. Author Editor
 Von Neumann, John 19031957
 Scott, W. R.
 Robertson, Wendy
 Smith, Kennan T.
 Lucas, Kenneth R.
 Donoghue, W. F.
 Kelley, John L. Author
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College studentsScholarships, fellowships, etc Hall, Dick Wick, Hausdorff, Felix, Hemphill, William Edwin, Hinman, Charlton Integrals Integrals, Generalized Lattice theory Linear topological spaces Mathematicians Mathematics Maxima and minima Measure theory Meyer, Samuel L.(Samuel Lewis), Pettis, Billy James Reese, George Henkle Research Science Topology United States University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Department of Mathematics University of Virginia Vector analysis Von Neumann, John,
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Billy James Pettis American mathematician
Billy James Pettis Amerikaans wiskundige (19131979)
Billy James Pettis amerikansk matematikar
Billy James Pettis amerikansk matematiker
Billy James Pettis mathématicien américain
Billy James Pettis USamerikanischer Mathematiker
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