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Newman, James Roy 1907-1966

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Works: 128 works in 693 publications in 11 languages and 13,664 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: QA3, 510
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Publications about James Roy Newman
Publications by James Roy Newman
Publications by James Roy Newman, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by James Roy Newman
Gödel's proof by Ernest Nagel( Book )
138 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,621 libraries worldwide
"In 1931 Kurt Godel disrupted some of the fundamental assumptions underlying mathematics and logic with the publication of his revolutionary paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." Ironically, few mathematicians of the time were able to understand the young scholar's complex proof, and the full importance of this work was largely overlooked for many years. Godel was at last recognized by his peers and presented with the first Albert Einstein Award in 1951 for achievement in the natural sciences - the highest honor of its kind in the United States. The award committee, which included Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, described his work as "one of the greatest contributions to the sciences in recent times."" "In Godel's Proof, Ernest Nagel and James Newman provide a readable and non-technical explanation for both scholars and non-specialists of the main ideas and broad implications of Godel's discovery. First published in 1958 and in print continuously in ten languages, this highly popular, seminal work offers every educated person with an interest in mathematics, logic, and philosophy the opportunity to understand a previously difficult and inaccessible subject."--BOOK JACKET
The world of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻh-mosé the scribe to Albert Einstein by James Roy Newman( Book )
29 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and held by 2,563 libraries worldwide
Mathematics and the imagination by Edward Kasner( Book )
92 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,096 libraries worldwide
Introduces simple arithmetic, calculus, and non-Euclidean geometry through games and puzzles
What is science? Twelve eminent scientists and philosophers explain their various fields to the layman by James Roy Newman( Book )
15 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
Scientists and philosophers explain the fields of mathematics, astronomy and cosmology, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and anthropology
The Harper encyclopedia of science by James Roy Newman( Book )
20 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and German and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Science and sensibility by James Roy Newman( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
" ... James Newman's essays on science, philosophy, and civilization."--P. [4] of cover
The World of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻh-mosé the scribe to Albert Einstein by James Roy Newman( Book )
55 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Presents 33 essays on such topics as statistics and the design of experiments, group theory, the mathematics of infinity, the mathematical way of thinking, the unreasonableness of mathematics, and mathematics as an art. A reprint of volume 3 of the four-volume edition originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1956. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The common sense of the exact sciences by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )
22 editions published between 1946 and 1956 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
The control of atomic energy; a study of its social, economic, and political implications by James Roy Newman( Book )
9 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and German and held by 307 libraries worldwide
The tools of war by James Roy Newman( Book )
7 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
The rule of folly by James Roy Newman( Book )
7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
What is science? by James Roy Newman( Book )
8 editions published between 1955 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The world of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻh-mosé the scribe to Albert Einstein by James Roy Newman( Book )
21 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 libraries worldwide
The International encyclopedia of science ( Book )
4 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The world of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from Aʻh-mosé the scribe to Albert Einstein by James Roy Newman( Book )
20 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Volume 4 (Parts XVIII-XXVI) considers such topics as mathematical machines, mathematics in warfare, a mathematical theory of art, mathematics of the good, mathematics in literature, mathematics and music, and amusements, puzzles, and fancies. Individual contributions by A. M. Turing, Aldous Huxley, Sir James Jeans, Lewis Carroll, and two dozen more
The World of mathematics by James Roy Newman( Book )
20 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The world of mathematics, Volume 2 by James Roy Newman( Book )
15 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The mathematical way of thinking by James Roy Newman( Book )
3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Sigma : el mundo de las matemáticas : selección de textos matemáticos de todos los tiempos by James Roy Newman( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Machines, music and puzzles : from the world of mathematics by James Roy Newman( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Newman, J.
Newman, J. (James), 1907-1966
Newman, J. R., 1907-1966
Newman, James
Newman, James, 1907-1966
Newman, James R.
Newman, James R., 1907-1966
Newman, James R. (James Roy), 1907-1966
Newman, James Roy.
Newman, James Roy, 1907-1966
N'ûmen, Džejms R.
Stryfe, Paul, 1907-1966
ستريف، بول، 1907-1966.
نيومان، جيمس ر. (جيمس روي)، 1907-1966.
ニューマン, J. R
Languages
English (399)
Spanish (47)
German (23)
French (11)
Italian (10)
Portuguese (6)
Swedish (3)
Dutch (2)
Turkish (1)
Japanese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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