Gelʹfand, I. M. (Izrailʹ Moiseevich)
Overview
Works:  384 works in 1,478 publications in 8 languages and 15,891 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference proceedings Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Dedicatee, Interviewee 
Classifications:  QA331, 517.5 
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Most widely held works about
I. M Gelʹfand
 Collected papers by I. M Gelʹfand( Book )
 Interview with I.M. Gelfand, Rutgers University conducted during the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, MD, January 11, 1992 by I. M Gelʹfand( Visual )
 Collected papers by I. M Gelʹfand( Book )
 Izrail M Gelfand : collected papers. Vols 1 to 3 by I. M Gelʹfand( Book )
 Geometry and physics : essays in honour of I.M. Gelfand( Book )
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Most widely held works by
I. M Gelʹfand
Calculus of variations by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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63 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First 6 chapters include theory of fields and sufficient conditions for weak and strong extrema. Chapter 7 considers application of variation methods to systems with infinite degrees of freedom, and Chapter 8 deals with direct methods in the calculus of variations. Problems follow each chapter and the 2 appendices
63 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First 6 chapters include theory of fields and sufficient conditions for weak and strong extrema. Chapter 7 considers application of variation methods to systems with infinite degrees of freedom, and Chapter 8 deals with direct methods in the calculus of variations. Problems follow each chapter and the 2 appendices
Generalized functions by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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57 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
57 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Functions and graphs by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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67 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second in a series of systematic studies by a celebrated mathematician I. M. Gelfand and colleagues, this volume presents students with a wellillustrated sequence of problems and exercises designed to illuminate the properties of functions and graphs. Since readers do not have the benefit of a blackboard on which a teacher constructs a graph, the authors abandoned the customary use of diagrams in which only the final form of the graph appears; instead, the book's margins feature stepbystep diagrams for the complete construction of each graph. The first part of the book employs simple functions to analyze the fundamental methods of constructing graphs. The second half deals with more complicated and refined questions concerning linear functions, quadratic trinomials, linear fractional functions, power functions, and rational functions
67 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second in a series of systematic studies by a celebrated mathematician I. M. Gelfand and colleagues, this volume presents students with a wellillustrated sequence of problems and exercises designed to illuminate the properties of functions and graphs. Since readers do not have the benefit of a blackboard on which a teacher constructs a graph, the authors abandoned the customary use of diagrams in which only the final form of the graph appears; instead, the book's margins feature stepbystep diagrams for the complete construction of each graph. The first part of the book employs simple functions to analyze the fundamental methods of constructing graphs. The second half deals with more complicated and refined questions concerning linear functions, quadratic trinomials, linear fractional functions, power functions, and rational functions
The method of coordinates by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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57 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
57 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on linear algebra by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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51 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
51 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commutative normed rings by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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28 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Representation theory and automorphic functions by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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32 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
32 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Representations of the rotation and Lorentz groups and their applications by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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26 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discriminants, resultants, and multidimensional determinants by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book revives and vastly expands the classical theory of resultants and discriminants. Most of the main new results of the book have been published earlier in more than a dozen joint papers of the authors. The book nicely complements these original papers with many examples illustrating both old and new results of the theory."Mathematical Reviews "Collecting and extending the fundamental and highly original results of the authors, it presents a unique blend of classical mathematics and very recent developments in algebraic geometry, homological algebra, and combinatorial theory."Zentralblatt Math "This book is highly recommended if you want to get into the thick of contemporary algebra, or if you wish to find some interesting problem to work on, whose solution will benefit mankind." GianCarlo Rota, Advanced Book Reviews " ... the book is almost perfectly written, and thus I warmly recommend it not only to scholars but especially to students. The latter do need a text with broader views, which shows that mathematics is not just a sequence of apparently unrelated expositions of new theories ... but instead a very huge and intricate building whose edification may sometimes experience difficulties ... but eventually progresses steadily." Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book revives and vastly expands the classical theory of resultants and discriminants. Most of the main new results of the book have been published earlier in more than a dozen joint papers of the authors. The book nicely complements these original papers with many examples illustrating both old and new results of the theory."Mathematical Reviews "Collecting and extending the fundamental and highly original results of the authors, it presents a unique blend of classical mathematics and very recent developments in algebraic geometry, homological algebra, and combinatorial theory."Zentralblatt Math "This book is highly recommended if you want to get into the thick of contemporary algebra, or if you wish to find some interesting problem to work on, whose solution will benefit mankind." GianCarlo Rota, Advanced Book Reviews " ... the book is almost perfectly written, and thus I warmly recommend it not only to scholars but especially to students. The latter do need a text with broader views, which shows that mathematics is not just a sequence of apparently unrelated expositions of new theories ... but instead a very huge and intricate building whose edification may sometimes experience difficulties ... but eventually progresses steadily." Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Trigonometry by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trigonometry, a work in the collection of the Gelfand School Program, is the result of a collaboration between two experienced precollege teachers, one of whom, I.M. Gelfand, is considered to be among our most distinguished living mathematicians. His impact on generations of young people, some now mathematicians of renown, continues to be remarkable. Trigonometry covers all the basics of the subject through beautiful illustrations and examples. The definitions of the trigonometric functions are geometrically motivated. Geometric relationships are rewritten in trigonometric form and extended. The text then makes a transition to the study of algebraic and analytic properties of trigonometric functions, in a way that provides a solid foundation for more advanced mathematical discussions. Throughout, the treatment stimulates the reader to think of mathematics as a unified subject. Like other I.M. Gelfand treasures in the programAlgebra, Functions and Graphs, and The Method of CoordinatesTrigonometry is written in an engaging style, and approaches the material in a unique fashion that will motivate students and teachers alike. From a review of Algebra, I.M. Gelfand and A. Shen, ISBN 0817636773: "The idea behind teaching is to expect students to learn why things are true, rather than have them memorize ways of solving a few problems, as most of our books have done. [This] same philosophy lies behind the current text by Gel'fand and Shen. There are specific 'practical' problems but there is much more development of the ideas ... [The authors] have shown how to write a serious yet lively book on algebra."R. Askey, The American Mathematics Monthly
12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trigonometry, a work in the collection of the Gelfand School Program, is the result of a collaboration between two experienced precollege teachers, one of whom, I.M. Gelfand, is considered to be among our most distinguished living mathematicians. His impact on generations of young people, some now mathematicians of renown, continues to be remarkable. Trigonometry covers all the basics of the subject through beautiful illustrations and examples. The definitions of the trigonometric functions are geometrically motivated. Geometric relationships are rewritten in trigonometric form and extended. The text then makes a transition to the study of algebraic and analytic properties of trigonometric functions, in a way that provides a solid foundation for more advanced mathematical discussions. Throughout, the treatment stimulates the reader to think of mathematics as a unified subject. Like other I.M. Gelfand treasures in the programAlgebra, Functions and Graphs, and The Method of CoordinatesTrigonometry is written in an engaging style, and approaches the material in a unique fashion that will motivate students and teachers alike. From a review of Algebra, I.M. Gelfand and A. Shen, ISBN 0817636773: "The idea behind teaching is to expect students to learn why things are true, rather than have them memorize ways of solving a few problems, as most of our books have done. [This] same philosophy lies behind the current text by Gel'fand and Shen. There are specific 'practical' problems but there is much more development of the ideas ... [The authors] have shown how to write a serious yet lively book on algebra."R. Askey, The American Mathematics Monthly
Algebra by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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23 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Models of the structuralfunctional organization of certain biological systems by
Institut biologicheskoĭ fiziki (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR)(
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9 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and Russian and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and Russian and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les distributions by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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37 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
37 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Representation theory : selected papers by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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15 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unifying theme of this collection of papers by the very creative Russian mathematician I. M. Gelfand and his coworkers is the representation theory of groups and lattices
15 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unifying theme of this collection of papers by the very creative Russian mathematician I. M. Gelfand and his coworkers is the representation theory of groups and lattices
Lie groups and their representations : [proceedings of] Summer School of the Bolyai János Mathematical Society by Summer School on Group Representations(
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24 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical problems of tomography(
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7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Functional analysis on the eve of the 21st century by
S. G Gindikin(
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15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These two volumes contain eighteen invited papers by distinguished mathematicians in honor of the eightieth birthday of Israel M. Gelfand, one of the most remarkable mathematicians of our time. Gelfand has played a crucial role in the development of functional analysis during the last halfcentury. His work and his philosophy have in fact helped shape our understanding of the term 'functional analysis'. The papers in these volumes largely concern areas in which Gelfand has a very strong interest today, including geometric quantum field theory, representation theory, combinatorial structures underlying various 'continuous' constructions, quantum groups and geometry. The second of the two volumes contains the somewhat more 'geometric' papers, although such a designation is to a certain extent arbitrary, because of the breadth of the papers
15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These two volumes contain eighteen invited papers by distinguished mathematicians in honor of the eightieth birthday of Israel M. Gelfand, one of the most remarkable mathematicians of our time. Gelfand has played a crucial role in the development of functional analysis during the last halfcentury. His work and his philosophy have in fact helped shape our understanding of the term 'functional analysis'. The papers in these volumes largely concern areas in which Gelfand has a very strong interest today, including geometric quantum field theory, representation theory, combinatorial structures underlying various 'continuous' constructions, quantum groups and geometry. The second of the two volumes contains the somewhat more 'geometric' papers, although such a designation is to a certain extent arbitrary, because of the breadth of the papers
Selected topics in integral geometry by
I. M Gelʹfand(
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7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coxeter matroids by
Alexandre Borovik(
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9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matroids appear in diverse areas of mathematics, from combinatorics to algebraic topology and geometry. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive treatment of Coxeter matroids provides an introduction to the subject
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matroids appear in diverse areas of mathematics, from combinatorics to algebraic topology and geometry. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive treatment of Coxeter matroids provides an introduction to the subject
The unity of mathematics : in honor of the ninetieth birthday of I.M. Gelfand by
P. I Etingof(
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12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A tribute to the vision and legacy of Israel Moiseevich Gelfand, the invited papers in this volume reflect the unity of mathematics as a whole, with particular emphasis on the many connections among the fields of geometry, physics, and representation theory. Written by leading mathematicians, the text is broadly divided into two sections: the first is devoted to developments at the intersection of geometry and physics, and the second to representation theory and algebraic geometry. Topics include conformal field theory, Ktheory, noncommutative geometry, gauge theory, representations of infinitedimensional Lie algebras, and various aspects of the Langlands program. Graduate students and researchers will benefit from and find inspiration in this broad and unique work, which brings together fundamental results in a number of disciplines and highlights the rewards of an interdisciplinary approach to mathematics and physics."Publisher's website
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A tribute to the vision and legacy of Israel Moiseevich Gelfand, the invited papers in this volume reflect the unity of mathematics as a whole, with particular emphasis on the many connections among the fields of geometry, physics, and representation theory. Written by leading mathematicians, the text is broadly divided into two sections: the first is devoted to developments at the intersection of geometry and physics, and the second to representation theory and algebraic geometry. Topics include conformal field theory, Ktheory, noncommutative geometry, gauge theory, representations of infinitedimensional Lie algebras, and various aspects of the Langlands program. Graduate students and researchers will benefit from and find inspiration in this broad and unique work, which brings together fundamental results in a number of disciplines and highlights the rewards of an interdisciplinary approach to mathematics and physics."Publisher's website
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Gel Fand, I. M.
Gelfand, I.
Gelfand, I. (Izrailʹ)
Gelfand, I. M.
Gelfand, I. M. 1913
Gelʹfand, I. M. 19132009
Gelfand, Irving.
Gelfand, Israel 19132009
Gelfand, Israel M.
Gelfand, Israel M. 19132009
Gelʹfand, Israel Moiseevich
Gelfand, Israel Moiseevich 19132009
Gelfand, Israil M. 19132009
Gelfand, Israil Moïseevich
Gelfand Israil Moïseevich 19132009
Gel'fand, Israil' Moiseewič 19132009
Gelfand, Izrail M.
Gel'fand, Izrail' M. 19132009
Gelf́and, Izrail Moiseevič
Gelʹfand Izrail Moiseevič 19132009
Gelʹfand, Izrailʹ Moïseevich
Gel'fand, Izrail' Moiseevich 1913
Gelʹfand, Izrailʹ Moiseevich 19132009
Gelfand, Izrail Moiseevitch 1913
Gelʹfand Ïzraïlʹ Moïseyevïç
Gel'fand, Izrail' Moisseevich.
Gelfand, Izrail' Mojseevič
Gel'fand, M. 19132009
Geļfands, I. 1913
Guelfand, I. M.
Guelfand, I. M. 19132009
Guelfand, Israil Moïseevich
Guelfand Israil Moïseevich 19132009
Guelf́and, Izrail ́Moiseevič
Guelfand ́, Izrail ́Moiseevitch
Guelfand, J. M. 19132009
Israel Gelfand soviet mathematician
Israel Moissejewitsch Gelfand sowjetischer Mathematiker
Izrail Gélfand
Izrail' Moiseevič Gel'fand matematico sovietico
Izraiľ Moisejevič Geľfand
Гельфанд, И. М
Гельфанд, И. М. (Израиль Моисеевич)
Гельфанд, Израиль Моисеевич.
Гельфанд, Израиль Моисеевич 19132009
Гельфанд Ізраїль Мойсейович
Израел Гелфанд
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