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Soifer, Alexander

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Works: 15 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 3,453 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QA166, 511.5
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Most widely held works by Alexander Soifer
The mathematical coloring book mathematics of coloring and the colorful life of its creators by Alexander Soifer ( )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on problems involving colored objects, and results about the existence of certain exciting and unexpected properties that occur regardless of how these objects are colored. This book also addresses famous and exciting problems of Ramsey Theory, along with the history surrounding the discovery of Ramsey Theory
Mathematics as problem solving by Alexander Soifer ( )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How does one cut a triangle? by Alexander Soifer ( )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How Does One Cut a Triangle? is a work of art, and rarely, perhaps never, does one find the talents of an artist better suited to his intention than we find in Alexander Soifer and this book. "Peter D. Johnson, Jr. This delightful book considers and solves many problems in dividing triangles into n congruent pieces and also into similar pieces, as well as many extremal problems about placing points in convex figures. The book is primarily meant for clever high school students and college students interested in geometry, but even mature mathematicians will find a lot of new material in it. I very warmly recommend the book and hope the readers will have pleasure in thinking about the unsolved problems and will find new ones. "Paul Erdös It is impossible to convey the spirit of the book by merely listing the problems considered or even a number of solutions. The manner of presentation and the gentle guidance toward a solution and hence to generalizations and new problems takes this elementary treatise out of the prosaic and into the stimulating realm of mathematical creativity. Not only young talented people but dedicated secondary teachers and even a few mathematical sophisticates will find this reading both pleasant and profitable. "L.M. Kelly Mathematical Reviews [How Does One Cut a Triangle?] reads like an adventure story. In fact, it is an adventure story, complete with interesting characters, moments of exhilaration, examples of serendipity, and unanswered questions. It conveys the spirit of mathematical discovery and it celebrates the event as have mathematicians throughout history. "Cecil Rousseau The beginner, who is interested in the book, not only comprehends a situation in a creative mathematical studio, not only is exposed to good mathematical taste, but also acquires elements of modern mathematical culture. And (not less important) the reader imagines the role and place of intuition and analogy in mathematical investigation; he or she fancies the meaning of generalization in modern mathematics and surprising connections between different parts of this science (that are, as one might think, far from each other) that unite them. "V.G. Boltyanski SIAM Review Alexander Soifer is a wonderful problem solver and inspiring teacher. His book will tell young mathematicians what mathematics should be like, and remind older ones who may be in danger of forgetting. "John Baylis The Mathematical Gazette
Ramsey theory yesterday, today, and tomorrow by Alexander Soifer ( )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book explores the theory's history, recent developments, and some promising future directions through invited surveys written by prominent researchers in the field. The first three surveys provide historical background on the subject; the last three address Euclidean Ramsey theory and related coloring problems. In addition, open problems posed throughout the volume and in the concluding open problem chapter will appeal to graduate students and mathematicians alike
Geometric etudes in combinatorial mathematics by Alexander Soifer ( )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The etudes presented here are not simply those of Czerny, but are better compared to the etudes of Chopin, not only technically demanding and addressed to a variety of specific skills, but at the same time possessing an exceptional beauty that characterizes the best of art... Keep this book at hand as you plan your next problem solving seminar. -Don Chakerian THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY Alexander Soifer's Geometrical Etudes in Combinatorial Mathematics is concerned with beautiful mathematics, and it will likely occupy a special and permanent place in the mathematical literature, challenging and inspiring both novice and expert readers with surprising and exquisite problems and theorems... He conveys the joy of discovery as well as anyone, and he has chosen a topic that will stand the test of time. -Cecil Rousseau MEMPHIS STATE UNIVERSITY Each time I looked at Geometrical Etudes in Combinatorial Mathematics I found something that was new and surprising to me, even after more than fifty years working in combinatorial geometry. The new edition has been expanded (and updated where needed), by several new delightful chapters. The careful and gradual introduction of topics and results is equally inviting for beginners and for jaded specialists. I hope that the appeal of the book will attract many young mathematicians to the visually attractive problems that keep you guessing how the questions will be answered in the end. -Branko Grünbaum UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE All of Alexander Soifer's books can be viewed as excellent and artful entrees to mathematics in the MAPS mode... Different people will have different preferences among them, but here is something that Geometric Etudes does better than the others: after bringing the reader into a topic by posing interesting problems, starting from a completely elementary level, it then goes deep. The depth achieved is most spectacular in Chapter 4, on Combinatorial Geometry, which could be used as part or all of a graduate course on the subject, but it is also pretty impressive in Chapter 3, on graph theory, and in Chapter 2, where the infinite pigeon hole principle (infinitely many pigeons, finitely many holes) is used to prove theorems in an important subset of the set of fundamental theorems of analysis. -Peter D. Johnson, Jr. AUBURN UNIVERSITY This interesting and delightful book... is written both for mature mathematicians interested in somewhat unconventional geometric problems and especially for talented young students who are interested in working on unsolved problems which can be easily understood by beginners and whose solutions perhaps will not require a great deal of knowledge but may require a great deal of ingenuity ... I recommend this book very warmly. -Paul Erdos
Colorado Mathematical Olympiad the first twenty years and further explorations by Alexander Soifer ( )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometric etudes in combinatorial mathematics by V. G Bolti︠a︡nskiĭ ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Colorado Mathematical Olympiad and further explorations from the mountains of Colorado to the peaks of mathematics by Alexander Soifer ( )
12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colorado Mathematical Olympiad : the first 10 years and further explorations by Alexander Soifer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Mathématiques par la résolution de problèmes by Alexander Soifer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ramsey theory : yesterday, today, and tomorrow ; [the workshop took place on May 27-29, 2009 at the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey] ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ramsey theory is a relatively new, approximately 100 year-old direction of fascinating mathematical thought that touches on many classic fields of mathematics such as combinatorics, number theory, geometry, ergodic theory, topology, combinatorial geometry, set theory, and measure theory. Ramsey theory possesses its own unifying ideas, and some of its results are among the most beautiful theorems of mathematics. The underlying theme of Ramsey theory can be formulated as: any finite coloring of a large enough system contains a monochromatic subsystem of higher degree of organization than the system itself, or as T.S. Motzkin famously put it, absolute disorder is impossible. Ramsey Theory: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow explores the theory s history, recent developments, and some promising future directions through invited surveys written by prominent researchers in the field. The first three surveys provide historical background on the subject, the last three address Euclidean Ramsey theory and related coloring problems. In addition, open problems posed throughout the volume and in the concluding open problem chapter will appeal to graduate students and mathematicians alike
Life and fate : in search of van der Waerden by Alexander Soifer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Soifer, A.
Soifer, A. 1948-
Soifer, A. (Alexander)
Soifer, Alexander
Sojfer, Aleksandr 1948-
Sojfer, Aleksandr Jur'jevič 1948-
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English (125)
French (2)
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