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John Horton Conway
Winning ways, for your mathematical plays
by Elwyn R Berlekamp
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98 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 1,970 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 oneplayer games such as Solitaire, and ponder questions like What is life?
The book of numbers
by John Horton Conway
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26 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,899 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 nonmathematicians 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 Horton Conway
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25 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 1,327 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
Sphere packings, lattices, and groups
by John Horton Conway
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45 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide The second edition of this timely, definitive, and popular book continues to pursue the question: what is the most efficient way to pack a large number of equal spheres in ndimensional 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 first edition, the second edition describes the applications of these questions to other areas of mathematics and science such as number theory, coding theory, group theory, analogtodigital conversion and data compression, ndimensional crystallography, and dual theory and superstring theory in physics. Results as of 1992 have been added to the text, and the extensive bibliography  itself a contribution to the field  is supplemented with approximately 450 new entries
The sensual (quadratic) form
by John Horton Conway
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14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On quaternions and octonions : their geometry, arithmetic, and symmetry
by John Horton Conway
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16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The symmetries of things
by John Horton Conway
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13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 580 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
Atlas of finite groups : maximal subgroups and ordinary characters for simple groups
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13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to solve it; a new aspect of mathematical method
by George Pólya
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7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 393 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 Horton Conway
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15 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winning ways for your mathematical plays
by Elwyn R Berlekamp
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11 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zahlenzauber : von natürlichen, imaginären und anderen Zahlen
by John Horton Conway
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2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ax² + hxy + cy² n
by John Horton Conway
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4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 45 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
Über Zahlen und Spiele
by John Horton Conway
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2 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Livre des nombres
by John Horton Conway
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3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele
by Elwyn R Berlekamp
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1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miscellanea mathematica
by Michael Francis Atiyah
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1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 16 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 lifelong support of mathematics
Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele
by Elwyn R Berlekamp
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele
by Elwyn R Berlekamp
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1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gewinnen : Strategien für mathematische Spiele
by Elwyn R Berlekamp
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1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide more
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Algebra Cayley numbers (Algebra) Chemistry, Physical and theoretical ChemistryMathematics Combinatorial analysis Combinatorial number theory Combinatorial packing and covering Combinatorial probabilities Conway, John Horton Diaconis, Persi Engineering Equations, Quadratic Finite groups Forms, Quadratic Functions of complex variables Game theory Geometry Group theory Guy, Richard K Knot theory Knuth, Donald Ervin, Lattice theory Mathematical recreations Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsStudy and teaching Number theory Problem solving Quaternions Regulators (Mathematics) Schattschneider, Doris Sequential machine theory Shapes Slocum, Jerry Sphere Sphere packings Surreal numbers Symmetry (Mathematics) Tala Trigg, Charles W Ulam, Stanislaw M United States

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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)
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Horton Conway, John 1937
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