WorldCat Identities

Davis, Philip J. 1923-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 560 publications in 10 languages and 18,600 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works  Miscellanea  Fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QA8.4, 510
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Most widely held works about Philip J Davis
 
Most widely held works by Philip J Davis
The mathematical experience by Philip J Davis( Book )
141 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of mathematics, offers profiles of major mathematicians and their discoveries, and looks at the philosophy of mathematics
The lore of large numbers by Philip J Davis( Book )
44 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descartes' dream : the world according to mathematics by Philip J Davis( Book )
54 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the impact that mathematics and computers have on our intellectual and emotional lives
Methods of numerical integration by Philip J Davis( Book )
40 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods of Numerical Integration
3.1416 and all that by Philip J Davis( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interpolation and approximation by Philip J Davis( Book )
31 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematics of matrices; a first book of matrix theory and linear algebra by Philip J Davis( Book )
21 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical encounters of the second kind by Philip J Davis( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Philip J. Davis has won numerous awards for his scientific writing, among them the National Book Award. Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind is a joyful memoir of the author's encounters, some actual and some fictional, with a number of mathematicians and historical figures. For instance, few people know that Napoleon Bonaparte of France, Lord Rothschild of England, and Queen Hortense of the Netherlands had in common an interest in mathematical talent. Fewer still know the influence that that interest had on their lives and on the lives of others of their respective times. And only Davis knows that, were it not for one of them, he might never have developed the interest in mathematics that has led him to a life of creating and applying mathematics and writing about it for his peers, his students, and a wide range of intellectually curious readers." "Davis' message is that an interest in mathematics can, like any activity of the human mind, bring people into contact with each other over centuries, over oceans, and over cultural separations. He came to realize that mathematics goes beyond the scientific and technological needs of society, and can serve as a social connection among people of diverse origins, abilities, and stations in life. He turns, in his correspondence and travels, some surprising corners, sharing with us his encounters with a world of academics, politicians, writers, and even spies, all connected through some of the simplest, yet most profound ideas in mathematics." "What emerges is an entertaining and informative portrayal of an occupation that is not well understood or is misconceived by the rest of the world. The general reader will find that little mathematical knowledge is required to join and to enjoy the commentary and the fun of the encounters."--Jacket
The Schwarz function and its applications by Philip J Davis( Book )
14 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No way : the nature of the impossible by Philip J Davis( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is possible and impossible in mountaineering, biology, medicine, chemistry, artificial intelligence, technology, physics, mathematics, law, politics, economics, psychology, education, poetry, music, philosophy
Numerical integration by Philip J Davis( Book )
18 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thread : a mathematical yarn by Philip J Davis( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circulant matrices by Philip J Davis( Book )
21 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spirals : from Theodorus to chaos by Philip J Davis( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Gray, philosopher cat by Philip J Davis( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematics and common sense : a case of creative tension by Philip J Davis( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The companion guide to The mathematical experience, study edition by Philip J Davis( Book )
14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Gray in Copenhagen : in which the philosopher cat meets the ghost of Hans Christian Andersen by Philip J Davis( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Lucas Fysst of Cambridge University and Thomas Gray, the philosopher cat, travel to Copenhagen to attend a conference on whether animals have souls. While there, they undertake a hunt for a lost manuscript by Hans Christian Andersen. The two communicate by looks and gestures
Ancient loons stories David Pingree told me by Philip J Davis( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection of stories, highlighting the lives of important but sometimes lesser known personalities in the history of science are based on conversations and correspondence of the author with the renowned historian David Pingree. Often the author supplements the information with extensive quotes and additional information. His observations shed light on the academic culture and tradition of curiosity, the driving force of research and the congenial atmosphere in academic research that sometimes seems like a thing of the past. The personal touch and wealth of information stimulates readers to explore the unusual with the guidance of authority"--
Mathematical people : profiles and interviews by Donald J Albers( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews and profiles of mathematicians, teachers, and friends of mathematics provide an insight into the motives, philosophies, and talents that drive the creative process of mathematics
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, P. J. 1923-
Davis, P. J. (Philip J.), 1923-
Davis, Ph.
Davis, Ph 1923-
Davis, Philip 1923-
Davis, Philip J.
Davis, Philip Jacob.
Davis, Philip Jacob 1923-
デービス, P. J
Languages
English (423)
German (24)
Italian (16)
French (10)
Spanish (8)
Japanese (6)
Portuguese (2)
Polish (2)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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