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Author: V I Arnolʹd; Leonora P Kotova; Owen L DeLange
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Moscow : Phasis, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A charming memoir by a leading mathematician of our day. V.I. Arnold is renowned for achievements in mathematics, and for the clarity of his writing. These essays offer a glimpse into the life and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographie
Biographies
Named Person: V I Arnolʹd; V I Arnolʹd; V I Arnolʹd; Vladimir I Arnolʹd; Arnolʹd, V. I <1937-> - (Vladimir Igorevich); V I Arnol'd
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: V I Arnolʹd; Leonora P Kotova; Owen L DeLange
ISBN: 9783540287346 3540287345
OCLC Number: 76794406
Notes: "Originally published in Russian as 'Istorii davnie i nedavnie' by PHASIS, Moscow, Russia 2006"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: First recollections --
The North-West direction --
Vera Stepanovna Arnold (Zhitkova) --
First scientific recollections --
The Arnold family --
Home library --
The axiomatic method --
School years --
The color of a meridian --
It is difficult to keep a secret --
The temple of science --
The state exam on the principles of Marxism-Leninism --
Who did what --
Lavoisier and French mathematics during the Revolution --
Queen Eleanor, Rosamund, and labyrinth theory --
Place des Vosges --
Champel Zee --
Neutrinos, neutrons, and Bruno Pontecorvo --
How to distinguish good and bad mathematical works --
Plutarch's combinatorics --
The topology of surfaces according to Alexander of Macedonia --
Hunting for snakes --
The guillotine and Marie-Antoinette --
The torments of Damiens --
Queen Margot and the kingdom of legality --
Joan of Arc --
a saint and a witch --
Ravailliac, French cuisine, and traffic jams --
Anna Yaroslavna --
Gennady of Novgorod and education of youth under Ivan III --
Catherine I and the Prut campaign --
Catherine II and I.I. Betskoy --
The Crimean war --
Dashkova and parachutes --
Profanation of a sacred object and abstract algebra --
Caesar and Gauls : the defence of Rome from the Germans --
France --
Guinea --
India --
Tamil tigers in the Swiss consulate in Paris --
A planning department --
Mountain lions over Stanford --
Hong Kong --
Brazil trips --
Leibniz as a precursor of Bourbaki --
The origins of mathematics : from Egypt to Greece --
The motivation for teaching mathematics in Israel --
The struggle with foreigners and their languages --
"Our Manchuria" --
From the history of the French economy --
Ramanujan and Hardy --
Picking up cranberries --
Tomography of the brain, geometry, and algebra --
Inedible hares --
How academicians were elected and how they were eliminated --
Weierstrass and Sophia Kovalevskaya --
Radischev --
Mandate ("Nakaz") of Catherine II --
Religion and science, Luther and anti-Semitism --
Galileo --
"Mistral" in the "Crown" --
Abel's theory and modern mathematics --
From Pareto to Arzamas --
Whether the moon will fall onto the Earth or not? --
The pike of Cambridge --
Pon'goma river and Solovki --
The Suputinsky nature reserve --
The Yamal peninsula and grubbing snow caves --
The Pocha river and a dog named Shnura --
Aksin'ino cemetery.
Other Titles: Istorii davnie i nedavnie.
Responsibility: Vladimir I. Arnold ; translated by Leonora P. Kotova and Owen L. deLange.
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