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Fascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirs

Author: Donald J Albers; Gerald L Alexanderson
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford [England] : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews, they all share a deep and abiding sense of wonder about mathematics. Featured  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Named Person: Donald Saari; Atle Selberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald J Albers; Gerald L Alexanderson
ISBN: 9780691148298 0691148295
OCLC Number: 715284046
Awards: Winner of Merit Award Book, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Reference 2012 (United States)
Description: xv, 328 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Lars V. Ahlfors --
Tom Apostol --
Harold M. Bacon --
Tom Banchoff --
Leon Bankoff --
Alice Beckenbach --
Arthur Benjamin --
Dame Mary L. Cartwright --
Joe Gallian --
Richard K. Guy --
Fern Hunt --
Dusa McDuff --
Donald G. Saari --
Atle Selberg --
Jean Taylor --
Philippe Tondeur.
Responsibility: Donald J. Albers and Gerald L. Alexanderson, editors ; with a foreword by Philip J. Davis.

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