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Mathematical people : profiles and interviews

Author: Donald J Albers; Gerald L Alexanderson; Mathematical Association of America.
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©1985.
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Interviews and profiles of mathematicians, teachers, and friends of mathematics provide an insight into the motives, philosophies, and talents that drive the creative process of mathematics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald J Albers; Gerald L Alexanderson; Mathematical Association of America.
ISBN: 0817631917 9780817631918 3764331917 9783764331917
OCLC Number: 10669735
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 372 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ivan Iven --
Introduction : Reflections on writing the history of mathematics / Philip J. Davis --
Garrett Birkhoff / G.L. Alexanderson and Carroll Wilde --
David Blackwell / Donald J. Albers --
Shiing-Shen Chern / William Chinn and John Lewis --
John Horton Conway / Richard K. Guy --
H.S.M. Coxeter / Dave Logothetti --
Persi Diaconis / Donald J. Albers --
Paul Erdos / G.L. Alexanderson --
Martin Gardner / Peter Renz and Anthony Barcellos --
Ronald L. Graham / Bruce Schecter --
Paul R. Halmos / Donald J. Albers --
Peter J. Hilton / Lynn A. Steen and G.L. Alexanderson --
John Kemeny / Lynn A. Steen --
Morris Kline / G.L. Alexanderson --
Donald Knuth / Donald J. Albers and Lynn A. Steen --
Benoit Mandelbrot / Anthony Barcellos --
Henry O. Pollak / Donald J. Albers and Michael J. Thibodeaux --
George Polya / G.L. Alexanderson --
Mina Rees / Rosamond Dana and Peter J. Hilton --
Constance Reid / G.L. Alexanderson --
Herbert Robbins / Warren Page --
Raymond Smullyan / Ira Mothner --
Olga Taussky-Todd --
Albert W. Tucker / Stephen B. Maurer --
Reminiscences of Solomon Lefschetz / Albert W. Tucker --
Stanislaw M. Ulam / Anthony Barcellos.
Responsibility: editors Donald J. Albers and G.L. Alexanderson, introduction by Philip J. Davis.

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Interviews and profiles of mathematicians, teachers, and friends of mathematics provide an insight into the motives, philosophies, and talents that drive the creative process of mathematics.

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