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Conway, John H. (John Horton)

Overview
Works: 92 works in 507 publications in 10 languages and 12,908 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Puzzles and games  Conference papers and proceedings  Filmed lectures  Miscellanea  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: QA241, 510.7
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The book of numbers by John H Conway( Book )

48 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Book of Numbers, two famous mathematicians fascinated by beautiful and intriguing number patterns share their insights and discoveries with each other and with readers. John Conway is the showman, master of mathematical games and flamboyant presentations; Richard Guy is the encyclopedist, always on top of problems waiting to be solved. Together they show us why patterns and properties of numbers have captivated mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike for centuries. The Book of Numbers features Conway and Guy's favorite stories about all the kinds of numbers any of us is likely to encounter, and many others besides. "Our aim," the authors write, "is to bring to the inquisitive reader ... an explanation of the many ways the word 'number' is used." They explore patterns that emerge in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, describe these patterns' relevance both inside and outside mathematics, and introduce the strange worlds of complex, transcendental, and surreal numbers. This unique book brings together facts, pictures and stories about numbers in a way that no one but an extraordinarily talented pair of mathematicians and writers could do
On numbers and games by John H Conway( Book )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By defining numbers as the strengths of positions in certain games, the author arrives at a new class, the surreal numbers, that includes both real numbers and ordinal numbers. These surreal numbers are applied in the author's mathematical analysis of game strategies."--Cover
Winning ways, for your mathematical plays by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

157 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a text on mathematical games and how to play them intelligently. In this volume, the authors present a Diamond of a find, cover one-player games such as Solitaire, and ponder questions like What is life?
Sphere packings, lattices, and groups by John H Conway( Book )

51 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third edition of this book continues to pursue the question, what is the most efficient way to pack a large number of equal spheres in n-dimensional Euclidean space? The authors also continue to examine related problems such as the kissing number problem, the covering problem, the quantizing problem, and the classification of lattices and quadratic forms. Like the previous edition, the third edition describes the connections of these questions with other areas of mathematics and science such as coding theory, digital communication, number theory, group theory, analog-to-digital conversion and data compression, and n-dimensional crystallography. Of special interest in the third edition is a report on some recent developments in the field and a supplementary bibliography for 1988-1998 containing over 800 items."--Jacket
The symmetries of things by John H Conway( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Symmetry is a fundamental phenomenon in art, science, and nature that has been captured, described, and analyzed using mathematical concepts for a long time. Inspired by the geometric intuition of Bill Thurston and empowered by his own analytical skills, John Conway, together with his coauthors, has developed a comprehensive mathematical theory of symmetry that allows the description and classification of symmetries in numerous geometric environments. This richly and compellingly illustrated book addresses the phenomenological, analytical, and mathematical aspects of symmetry on three levels that build on one another and will speak to interested lay people, artists, working mathematicians, and researchers."--Jacket
The sensual (quadratic) form by John H Conway( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of finite groups : maximal subgroups and ordinary characters for simple groups by John H Conway( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On quaternions and octonions : their geometry, arithmetic, and symmetry by John H Conway( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Automorphisms and Subrings of O""""Reading O Mod 2""; ""The Octonion Projective Plane OP2""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
How to solve it : a new aspect of mathematical method by George Pólya( Book )

11 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines a method of solving mathematical problems for teachers and students based upon the four steps of understanding the problem, devising a plan, carrying out the plan, and checking the results
Regular algebra and finite machines by John H Conway( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning ways for your mathematical plays by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ax² + hxy + cy² n by John H Conway( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on a pictorial approach to the theory of integral quadratic forms, John H. Conway combines an impressive command of the theory with deep intuitive insight to produce an illuminating and engaging videotaped lecture
Bäumchen-wechsle-dich by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Solitairspiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fallstudien by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinatorial games by Elwyn R Berlekamp( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellanea mathematica by Michael Francis Atiyah( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics has a certain mystique, for it is pure and ex- act, yet demands remarkable creativity. This reputation is reinforced by its characteristic abstraction and its own in- dividual language, which often disguise its origins in and connections with the physical world. Publishing mathematics, therefore, requires special effort and talent. Heinz Gotze, who has dedicated his life to scientific pu- blishing, took up this challenge with his typical enthusi- asm. This Festschrift celebrates his invaluable contribu- tions to the mathematical community, many of whose leading members he counts among his personal friends. The articles, written by mathematicians from around the world and coming from diverse fields, portray the important role of mathematics in our culture. Here, the reflections of important mathematicians, often focused on the history of mathematics, are collected, in recognition of Heinz Gotze's life-long support of mathematics
 
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The book of numbers
Alternative Names
Conway, J.H.

Conway, J. H. 1937-

Conway, J. H. (John Horton)

Conway, J. H. (John Horton), 1937-

Conway, John

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Conway, John H. 1937-

Conway, John H. (John Horton)

Conway, John H. (John Horton), 1937-

Conway, John Horton

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Τζον Χόρτον Κόνγουεϊ

Джон Конвей

Конвей, Дж 1937-

Конвей, Джон Хортон

ג'ון הורטון קונוויי

جان هورتون کانوی ریاضی‌دان بریتانیایی

جون هورتون كونواي

জন হর্টন কনওয়ে

존 호튼 콘웨이

コンウェイ, J. H

ジョン・ホートン・コンウェイ

約翰·何頓·康威

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On numbers and gamesWinning ways, for your mathematical playsSphere packings, lattices, and groupsThe symmetries of thingsThe sensual (quadratic) formAtlas of finite groups : maximal subgroups and ordinary characters for simple groupsOn quaternions and octonions : their geometry, arithmetic, and symmetryHow to solve it : a new aspect of mathematical methodWinning ways for your mathematical plays