Ulam, Stanislaw M.
Overview
Works:  155 works in 469 publications in 9 languages and 8,282 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works Biography Bibliography Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Honoree, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction 
Classifications:  QA29.U4, 510 
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Most widely held works about
Stanislaw M Ulam
 Adventures of a mathematician by Stanislaw M Ulam( )
 Stanislaw Ulam: sets, numbers, and universes; selected works by Stanislaw M Ulam( Book )
 From cardinals to chaos : reflections on the life and legacy of Stanislaw Ulam( Book )
 De Paris a Los Alamos : une odyssée francoaméricaine by Francoise Ulam( Book )
 Oral history interview with Norris Edwin Bradbury by Norris Bradbury( )
 Sets, numbers, and universes : selected works by Stanislaw M Ulam( Book )
 Oral history interview with Ted Taylor by Theodore B Taylor( )
 Oral history interview with John A. O'Keefe by John Aloysius O'Keefe( )
 Oral history interview with Richard Garwin by Richard L Garwin( )
 Oral history interview with John G. Kemeny by John G Kemeny( )
 From Paris to Santa Fe: highlights of a personal odyssey across the twentieth century by Francoise Ulam( )
 Analogies between analogies : the mathematical reports of S.M. Ulam and his Los Alamos collaborators by Stanislaw M Ulam( Book )
 Los Alamos science : Stanislaw Ulam, 19091984( Book )
 Avventure di un matematico by Stanislaw M Ulam( Book )
 Ulam, Stanislaw Marcin. educator, scientist( )
 A solution to Ulam's problem with errorcorrecting codes by Justin Montague( )
 Two papers on Ulam's logic with lies by Daniele Mundici( Book )
 John Von Neumann and Klara Dan Von Neumann papers by John Von Neumann( )
 Ulam, Stanislaw Marcin( )
 David Hawkins Papers by David Hawkins( )
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Most widely held works by
Stanislaw M Ulam
A collection of mathematical problems by
Stanislaw M Ulam(
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48 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
48 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics and logic; retrospect and prospects by
Mark Kac(
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36 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
36 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analogies between analogies : the mathematical reports of S.M. Ulam and his Los Alamos collaborators by
Stanislaw M Ulam(
)
9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, computers, and people : from the tree of mathematics by
Stanislaw M Ulam(
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19 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
STANISLAW MARCIN ULAM, or Stan as his friends called him, was one of those great creative mathematicians whose interests ranged not only over all fields of mathematics, but over the physical and biological sciences as well. Like his good friend "Johnny" von Neumann, and unlike so many of his peers, Ulam is unclassifiable as a pure or applied mathematician. He never ceased to find as much beauty and excitement in the applications of mathematics as in working in those rarefied regions where there is a total un concern with practical problems. In his Adventures of a Mathematician Ulam recalls playing on an oriental carpet when he was four. The curious patterns fascinated him. When his father smiled, Ulam remembers thinking: "He smiles because he thinks I am childish, but I know these are curious patterns. I know something my father does not know." The incident goes to the heart of Ulam's genius. He could see quickly, in flashes of brilliant insight, curious patterns that other mathematicians could not see. "I am the type that likes to start new things rather than improve or elaborate," he wrote. "I cannot claim that I know much of the technical material of mathematics
19 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
STANISLAW MARCIN ULAM, or Stan as his friends called him, was one of those great creative mathematicians whose interests ranged not only over all fields of mathematics, but over the physical and biological sciences as well. Like his good friend "Johnny" von Neumann, and unlike so many of his peers, Ulam is unclassifiable as a pure or applied mathematician. He never ceased to find as much beauty and excitement in the applications of mathematics as in working in those rarefied regions where there is a total un concern with practical problems. In his Adventures of a Mathematician Ulam recalls playing on an oriental carpet when he was four. The curious patterns fascinated him. When his father smiled, Ulam remembers thinking: "He smiles because he thinks I am childish, but I know these are curious patterns. I know something my father does not know." The incident goes to the heart of Ulam's genius. He could see quickly, in flashes of brilliant insight, curious patterns that other mathematicians could not see. "I am the type that likes to start new things rather than improve or elaborate," he wrote. "I cannot claim that I know much of the technical material of mathematics
Essays dedicated to S.M. Ulam : proceedings of the first Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences by Los Alamos Symposium on Mathematics in the Natural Sciences(
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2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics and logic by
Mark Kac(
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25 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A description of the historical development of mathematics with a brief survey of high points and trenchant influences, originally published in 1986 by Praeger. A remarkable bargain. Fascinating study considers the origins and nature of mathematics, its development and role in the history of scientific thinking, impact of highspeed computers, 20thcentury changes in the foundations of mathematics and mathematical logic, mathematization of science and technology, much more. Compelling reading for mathematicians, physicists, studentsanyone interested in the evolution of mathematical thought. 34 illustrations. 1968 edition
25 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A description of the historical development of mathematics with a brief survey of high points and trenchant influences, originally published in 1986 by Praeger. A remarkable bargain. Fascinating study considers the origins and nature of mathematics, its development and role in the history of scientific thinking, impact of highspeed computers, 20thcentury changes in the foundations of mathematics and mathematical logic, mathematization of science and technology, much more. Compelling reading for mathematicians, physicists, studentsanyone interested in the evolution of mathematical thought. 34 illustrations. 1968 edition
Adventures of a mathematician by
Stanislaw M Ulam(
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38 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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38 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Surveys in applied mathematics : essays dedicated to S.M. Ulam by
N Metropolis(
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17 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of problems on a course of mathematical analysis by
G. N Berman(
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4 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of Problems on a Course of Mathematical Analysis contains selected problems and exercises on the main branches of a Technical College course of mathematical analysis. <br><br>This book covers the topics of functions, limits, derivatives, differential calculus, curves, definite integral, integral calculus, methods of evaluating definite integrals, and their applications. Other topics explored include numerical problems related to series and the functions of several variables in differential calculus, as well as their applications. The remaining chapters examine the principles of mult
4 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of Problems on a Course of Mathematical Analysis contains selected problems and exercises on the main branches of a Technical College course of mathematical analysis. <br><br>This book covers the topics of functions, limits, derivatives, differential calculus, curves, definite integral, integral calculus, methods of evaluating definite integrals, and their applications. Other topics explored include numerical problems related to series and the functions of several variables in differential calculus, as well as their applications. The remaining chapters examine the principles of mult
Sets, numbers, and universes : selected works by
Stanislaw M Ulam(
Book
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16 editions published in 1974 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published in 1974 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generalized analytic functions by
I. N Vekua(
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2 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generalized Analytic Functions is concerned with foundations of the general theory of generalized analytic functions and some applications to problems of differential geometry and theory of shells. Some classes of functions and operators are discussed, along with the reduction of a positive differential quadratic form to the canonical form. Boundary value problems and infinitesimal bendings of surfaces are also considered.Comprised of six chapters, this volume begins with a detailed treatment of various problems of the general theory of generalized analytic functions as as well as boundary value problems. The reader is introduced to some classes of functions and functional spaces, with emphasis on functions of two independent variables. Subsequent chapters focus on the problem of reducing a positive differential quadratic form to the canonical form; basic properties of solutions of elliptic systems of partial differential equations of the first order, in a twodimensional domain; and some boundary value problems for an elliptic system of equations of the first order and for an elliptic equation of the second order, in a twodimensional domain. The final part of the book deals with problems of the theory of surfaces and the membrane theory of shells.This book is intended for students of advanced courses of the mechanicomathematical faculties, postgraduates, and research workers
2 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generalized Analytic Functions is concerned with foundations of the general theory of generalized analytic functions and some applications to problems of differential geometry and theory of shells. Some classes of functions and operators are discussed, along with the reduction of a positive differential quadratic form to the canonical form. Boundary value problems and infinitesimal bendings of surfaces are also considered.Comprised of six chapters, this volume begins with a detailed treatment of various problems of the general theory of generalized analytic functions as as well as boundary value problems. The reader is introduced to some classes of functions and functional spaces, with emphasis on functions of two independent variables. Subsequent chapters focus on the problem of reducing a positive differential quadratic form to the canonical form; basic properties of solutions of elliptic systems of partial differential equations of the first order, in a twodimensional domain; and some boundary value problems for an elliptic system of equations of the first order and for an elliptic equation of the second order, in a twodimensional domain. The final part of the book deals with problems of the theory of surfaces and the membrane theory of shells.This book is intended for students of advanced courses of the mechanicomathematical faculties, postgraduates, and research workers
Mathematiques et logiques : retrospective et perspectives by
Mark Kac(
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10 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NonLinear transformation studies on electronic computers by
P. R Stein(
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5 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Axiomatics of classical statistical mechanics by
Rudolf Kurth(
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3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Axiomatics of Classical Statistical Mechanics provides an understanding of classical statistical mechanics as a deductive system. This book presents the mechanical systems of a finite number of degrees of freedom. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the average behavior of mechanical systems. This text then examines the concept of a mechanical system and explains the equations of motion of the system. Other chapters consider an ensemble of mechanical systems wherein a Hamiltonian function and a truncated canonical probability density corresponds to each s
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Axiomatics of Classical Statistical Mechanics provides an understanding of classical statistical mechanics as a deductive system. This book presents the mechanical systems of a finite number of degrees of freedom. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the average behavior of mechanical systems. This text then examines the concept of a mechanical system and explains the equations of motion of the system. Other chapters consider an ensemble of mechanical systems wherein a Hamiltonian function and a truncated canonical probability density corresponds to each s
Direct and converse theorems : the elements of symbolic logic by
I. S Gradshteĭn(
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2 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Direct and Converse Theorems: The Elements of Symbolic Logic, Third Edition explains the logical relations between direct, converse, inverse, and inverse converse theorems, as well as the concept of necessary and sufficient conditions. This book consists of two chapters. The first chapter is devoted to the question of negation. Connected with the question of the negation of a proposition are interrelations of the direct and converse and also of the direct and inverse theorems; the interrelations of necessary and sufficient conditions; and the definition of the locus of a point. The second chap
2 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Direct and Converse Theorems: The Elements of Symbolic Logic, Third Edition explains the logical relations between direct, converse, inverse, and inverse converse theorems, as well as the concept of necessary and sufficient conditions. This book consists of two chapters. The first chapter is devoted to the question of negation. Connected with the question of the negation of a proposition are interrelations of the direct and converse and also of the direct and inverse theorems; the interrelations of necessary and sufficient conditions; and the definition of the locus of a point. The second chap
Analogues for the solution of boundaryvalue problems by
B. A Volynskiĭ(
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3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analogues for the Solution of BoundaryValue Problems
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analogues for the Solution of BoundaryValue Problems
Radiative transfer on discrete spaces by
Rudolph W Preisendorfer(
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1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radiative Transfer on Discrete Spaces
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radiative Transfer on Discrete Spaces
Mathematical techniques of operational research by
Laurence Stanley Goddard(
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2 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical Techniques of Operational Research is a sevenchapter text that covers the principles and applications of various mathematical tools and models to for operational research. Chapter I provides the basic mathematical ideas used in later chapters. Chapters II and III deal with linear programming, including the special cases of transportation and assignment, as well as their applications such as the Trim Problem. Chapters IV and V discuss the theory of queues and describe the general stationary properties of the singlechannel queue, and of simple queues in series and in parall
2 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical Techniques of Operational Research is a sevenchapter text that covers the principles and applications of various mathematical tools and models to for operational research. Chapter I provides the basic mathematical ideas used in later chapters. Chapters II and III deal with linear programming, including the special cases of transportation and assignment, as well as their applications such as the Trim Problem. Chapters IV and V discuss the theory of queues and describe the general stationary properties of the singlechannel queue, and of simple queues in series and in parall
Le robot, la bête et l'homme : textes des conférences et des entretiens organisés par les recncontres internationales de
Genève 1965 avec le concours de L'UNESCO by
Roger Caillois(
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5 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanislaw Ulam 19091984(
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2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Kac, Mark Author
 Rota, GianCarlo 19321999 Author Editor
 Ulam, Francoise Author of afterword, colophon, etc. Other Author Editor
 Bednarek, A. R. Other Editor
 Reynolds, Mark C. Editor
 Sneddon, I. N. Contributor Editor
 Stark, M. Contributor Editor
 Cooper, Necia Grant Other
 Shera, Nancy
 Eckhardt, Roger
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Analytic functions Atomic bomb Axioms Ballistics Boundary value problems Bradbury, Norris, Calculus Chandrasekhar, S.(Subrahmanyan), Civilization, Modern Computers Einstein, Albert, Electromechanical analogies Fermi, Enrico, French Functional analysis Functions of complex variables Hydrogen bomb Logic Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Longmire, Conrad L Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Mark, Carson Mathematical analysis Mathematical models Mathematical physics Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsStudy and teaching Nonlinear theories Operations research Oppenheimer, J. Robert, Princeton University.Department of Mathematics Probabilities Rosenbluth, M. N Science ScienceMethodology Set theory Statistical mechanics Stochastic processes Technology and civilization Teller, Edward, Transformations (Mathematics) Transport theory Ulam, Francoise Ulam, Stanislaw M United States Von Neumann, John, Wheeler, John Archibald, World War (19391945)
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Stanislaus Ulam
Staņislavs Ulams
Stanisław Marcin Ulam
Stanisław Marcin Ulam Amerikaans wiskundige (19091984)
Stanisław Marcin Ulam polnischamerikanischer Mathematiker
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Stanislaw Ulam mathématicien américain
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