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Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 12.

Author: Albert W Tucker; William Aspray
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Tucker talks about admission to the graduate program in mathematics, then about what was expected of the graduate students, including language requirements and the preliminary examination for the doctorate (usually taken in the second year of graduate study). Tucker describes how a graduate student would select a thesis topic and mentions the unusual thesis written by Marvin Minsky. Tucker then discusses the course,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Marvin Minsky; Marvin Lee Minsky
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Albert W Tucker; William Aspray
OCLC Number: 63309551
Notes: Recorded in Princeton, N. J.
Description: Transcript : 24 p.

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Tucker talks about admission to the graduate program in mathematics, then about what was expected of the graduate students, including language requirements and the preliminary examination for the doctorate (usually taken in the second year of graduate study). Tucker describes how a graduate student would select a thesis topic and mentions the unusual thesis written by Marvin Minsky. Tucker then discusses the course, seminars, and talks that took place in Fine Hall. He also talks about the teaching of undergraduates, including the writing, by each mathematics major, of a "junior paper" and a "senior thesis."

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