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The life of Stefan Banach

Author: Roman Kałuża; Ann Kostant; W A Woyczyński
Publisher: Boston ; Basel : Birkhäuser, 1996.
Series: Through a reporter's eyes
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work looks at the life of the 20th-century mathematician,, Stephen Banach. It presents descriptions of Banach's personality and the milieu in which he worked. It also focuses on the Scottish  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stefan Banach; Stefan Banach
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Kałuża; Ann Kostant; W A Woyczyński
ISBN: 0817637729 9780817637729 3764337729 9783764337728
OCLC Number: 35570277
Description: 137 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm.
Contents: Translator and editors' preface.- Foreword.- Beginnings and premonitions.- The 'greatest discovery' of Hugo Steinhaus.- Lvov and mathematics.- Studia Mathematica and Operations Lineaires.- The Scottish Cafe.- Banach privately and in daily life.- The last years.- In the eyes of friends and followers.- Appendix 1: Mathematics in Stefan Banach's times / W.A. Woyczynski.- Appendix 2: Selected publications of Stefan Banach.- Appendix 3: Bibliography.- Index of Names.
Series Title: Through a reporter's eyes
Other Titles: Stefan Banach.
Responsibility: Roman Kałuża ; translated and edited by Ann Kostant, Wojbor Woyczyński.

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"Fascinating reading and of great value in understanding an important part of the world of twentieth-century mathematics." --Mathematical Reviews

 
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