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From cardinals to chaos : reflections on the life and legacy of Stanislaw Ulam

Author: Necia Grant Cooper; Roger Eckhardt; Nancy Shera
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This explorative insight into the life and legacy of the famous Polish mathematician reveals his background and focuses on current research inspired by Stanislaw's vision. The text includes two  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Stanislaw M Ulam; Stanislaw M Ulam; Stanislaw M Ulam; Stanisław M Ulam; Stanislaw M Ulam; Stanislaw M Ulam
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Necia Grant Cooper; Roger Eckhardt; Nancy Shera
ISBN: 0521364949 9780521364942 0521367344 9780521367349
OCLC Number: 18290810
Notes: "First published 1987 as Los Alamos science, special issue"--Page [320].
Description: 318, [2] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Esquisse / Françoise Ulam --
Vita : excerpts from Adventures of a mathematician / S.M. Ulam --
The lost café / Gian-Carlo Rota --
From above the fray / Carson Mark --
The spirit of play / David Hawkins --
Probability and nonlinear systems / R. Daniel Mauldin --
Iteration of maps, strange attractors, and number theory --
an Ulamian potpourri / Paul R. Stein --
Learning from Ulam / Jan Mycielski --
Similarity measure for graphs / Ronald L. Graham --
The beginning of the Monte Carlo method / N. Metropolis --
Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and the Monte Carlo method / Roger Eckhardt --
Early work in numerical hydrodynamics / Francis H. Harlow --
Instabilities and turbulence / Didier Besnard [and others] --
Discrete fluids / Brosl Hasslacher --
Nonlinear science / David K. Campbell --
The ergodic hypothesis / Adrian Patrascioiu --
Reflections on the brain's attempts to understand itself / S.M. Ulam --
Sequence analysis : contributions by Ulam to molecular genetics / Walter B. Good --
A memorable memo / J. Carson Mark and S.M. Ulam --
Sub rosa / S.M. Ulam --
Conversations with Rota / transcribed and edited by Françoise Ulam.
Responsibility: editor Necia Grant Cooper ; associate editors, Roger Eckhardt, Nancy Shera.
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