Magnus, Wilhelm 19071990
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Works:  93 works in 465 publications in 8 languages and 8,607 library holdings 

Genres:  Mathematical formulae Popular works History Bibliography 
Roles:  Author, Adapter, Other, Editor, Creator 
Classifications:  QA171, 512.86 
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Most widely held works about
Wilhelm Magnus
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Most widely held works by
Wilhelm Magnus
Groups and their graphs by
Israel Grossman(
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49 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The abstract nature of group theory makes its exposition, at an elementary level, difficult. The authors of the present volume have overcome this obstacle by leading the reader slowly from the concrete to the abstract, from the simple to the complex, employing effectively graphs or Cayley diagrams to hlep the student visualize some of the structural properties of groups. Among the concrete examples of groups, the authors include groups of congruence motions and groups of permutations. A conscientious reader will acquire a good intuitive grasp of this pwerful subject
49 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The abstract nature of group theory makes its exposition, at an elementary level, difficult. The authors of the present volume have overcome this obstacle by leading the reader slowly from the concrete to the abstract, from the simple to the complex, employing effectively graphs or Cayley diagrams to hlep the student visualize some of the structural properties of groups. Among the concrete examples of groups, the authors include groups of congruence motions and groups of permutations. A conscientious reader will acquire a good intuitive grasp of this pwerful subject
Formulas and theorems for the special functions of mathematical physics by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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43 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a new and enlarged English edition of the book which, under the title "Formeln und Satze fur die Speziellen Funktionen der mathe matischen Physik" appeared in German in 1946. Much of the material (part of it unpublished) did not appear in the earlier editions. We hope that these additions will be useful and yet not too numerous for the purpose of locating .with ease any particular result. Compared to the first two (German) editions a change has taken place as far as the list of references is concerned. They are generally restricted to books and monographs and accomodated at the end of each individual chapter. Occasional references to papers follow those results to which they apply. The authors felt a certain justification for this change. At the time of the appearance of the previous edition nearly twenty years ago much of the material was scattered over a number of single contributions. Since then most of it has been included in books and monographs with quite exhaustive bibliographies. For information about numerical tables the reader is referred to "Mathematics of Computation", a periodical publis hed by the American Mathematical Society; "Handbook of Mathe matical Functions" with formulas, graphs and mathematical tables National Bureau of Standards Applied Mathematics Series, 55, 1964, 1046 pp., Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., and FLETCHER, MILLER, ROSENHEAD, Index of Mathematical Tables, AddisonWesley, Reading, Mass.) . There is a list of symbols and abbreviations at the end of the book
43 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a new and enlarged English edition of the book which, under the title "Formeln und Satze fur die Speziellen Funktionen der mathe matischen Physik" appeared in German in 1946. Much of the material (part of it unpublished) did not appear in the earlier editions. We hope that these additions will be useful and yet not too numerous for the purpose of locating .with ease any particular result. Compared to the first two (German) editions a change has taken place as far as the list of references is concerned. They are generally restricted to books and monographs and accomodated at the end of each individual chapter. Occasional references to papers follow those results to which they apply. The authors felt a certain justification for this change. At the time of the appearance of the previous edition nearly twenty years ago much of the material was scattered over a number of single contributions. Since then most of it has been included in books and monographs with quite exhaustive bibliographies. For information about numerical tables the reader is referred to "Mathematics of Computation", a periodical publis hed by the American Mathematical Society; "Handbook of Mathe matical Functions" with formulas, graphs and mathematical tables National Bureau of Standards Applied Mathematics Series, 55, 1964, 1046 pp., Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., and FLETCHER, MILLER, ROSENHEAD, Index of Mathematical Tables, AddisonWesley, Reading, Mass.) . There is a list of symbols and abbreviations at the end of the book
Combinatorial group theory; presentations of groups in terms of generators and relations by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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50 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
50 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hill's equation by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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46 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Title Page; Copyright Page; PREFACE TO THE DOVER EDITION; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; Table of Contents; PART I  GENERAL THEORY; I  Basic Concepts; 1.1. Preliminary remarks; 1.2. Floquet's theorem; 1.3. The symmetric case Q(x) = Q(x); II  Characteristic Values and Discriminant in the Real Case; 2.1. Characteristic values and intervals of stability; 2.2. Analytic properties of the discriminant; 2.3. Infinite determinants; 2.4. Asymptotic behavior of the characteristic values; 2.5. Basic results from the general theory of linear differential equations
46 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Title Page; Copyright Page; PREFACE TO THE DOVER EDITION; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; Table of Contents; PART I  GENERAL THEORY; I  Basic Concepts; 1.1. Preliminary remarks; 1.2. Floquet's theorem; 1.3. The symmetric case Q(x) = Q(x); II  Characteristic Values and Discriminant in the Real Case; 2.1. Characteristic values and intervals of stability; 2.2. Analytic properties of the discriminant; 2.3. Infinite determinants; 2.4. Asymptotic behavior of the characteristic values; 2.5. Basic results from the general theory of linear differential equations
Noneuclidean tesselations and their groups by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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19 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of combinatorial group theory : a case study in the history of ideas by
Bruce Chandler(
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20 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the pervasive phenomena in the history of science is the development of independent disciplines from the solution or attempted solutions of problems in other areas of science. In the Twentieth Century, the creation of specialties witqin the sciences has accelerated to the point where a large number of scientists in any major branch of science cannot understand the work of a colleague in another subdiscipline of his own science. Despite this fragmentation, the development of techniques or solutions of problems in one area very often contribute fundamentally to solutions of problems in a seemingly unrelated field. Therefore, an examination of this phenomenon of the formation of independent disciplines within the sciences would contrib ute to the understanding of their evolution in modern times. We believe that in this context the history of combinatorial group theory in the late Nineteenth Century and the Twentieth Century can be used effectively as a case study. It is a reasonably welldefined independent specialty, and yet it is closely related to other mathematical disciplines. The fact that combinatorial group theory has, so far, not been influenced by the practical needs of science and technology makes it possible for us to use combinatorial group theory to exhibit the role of the intellectual aspects of the development of mathematics in a clearcut manner. There are other features of combinatorial group theory which appear to make it a reasona ble choice as the object of a historical study
20 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the pervasive phenomena in the history of science is the development of independent disciplines from the solution or attempted solutions of problems in other areas of science. In the Twentieth Century, the creation of specialties witqin the sciences has accelerated to the point where a large number of scientists in any major branch of science cannot understand the work of a colleague in another subdiscipline of his own science. Despite this fragmentation, the development of techniques or solutions of problems in one area very often contribute fundamentally to solutions of problems in a seemingly unrelated field. Therefore, an examination of this phenomenon of the formation of independent disciplines within the sciences would contrib ute to the understanding of their evolution in modern times. We believe that in this context the history of combinatorial group theory in the late Nineteenth Century and the Twentieth Century can be used effectively as a case study. It is a reasonably welldefined independent specialty, and yet it is closely related to other mathematical disciplines. The fact that combinatorial group theory has, so far, not been influenced by the practical needs of science and technology makes it possible for us to use combinatorial group theory to exhibit the role of the intellectual aspects of the development of mathematics in a clearcut manner. There are other features of combinatorial group theory which appear to make it a reasona ble choice as the object of a historical study
Organism, medicine, and metaphysics : essays in honor of Hans Jonas on his 75th birthday, May 10, 1978 by
Stuart F Spicker(
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1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Festschrift is presented to Professor Hans Jonas on the occasion of his seventyfifth birthday, as affirmation of the contributors' respect and admiration. As a volume in the series 'Philosophy and Medicine' the contributions not only reflect certain interests and pursuits of the scholar to whom it is dedi cated, but also serve to bring to convergence the interests of the contributors in the history of humanity and medicine, the theory of organism, medicine in the service of the patient's autonomy, and the metaphysical, i.e., phenome nological foundations of medicine. Notwithstanding the nature of such personal gifts as the authors' contributions (which, with the exception of the late Hannah Arendt's, appear here for the first time), the essays also transcend the personal and serve to elaborate specific themes and theses disclosed in the numerous writings of Hans Jonas. The editor owes a personal debt of gratitude to many, including Hannah Arendt, who offered their assistance during the preparation of the volume
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Festschrift is presented to Professor Hans Jonas on the occasion of his seventyfifth birthday, as affirmation of the contributors' respect and admiration. As a volume in the series 'Philosophy and Medicine' the contributions not only reflect certain interests and pursuits of the scholar to whom it is dedi cated, but also serve to bring to convergence the interests of the contributors in the history of humanity and medicine, the theory of organism, medicine in the service of the patient's autonomy, and the metaphysical, i.e., phenome nological foundations of medicine. Notwithstanding the nature of such personal gifts as the authors' contributions (which, with the exception of the late Hannah Arendt's, appear here for the first time), the essays also transcend the personal and serve to elaborate specific themes and theses disclosed in the numerous writings of Hans Jonas. The editor owes a personal debt of gratitude to many, including Hannah Arendt, who offered their assistance during the preparation of the volume
Formeln und Sätze für die speziellen Funktionen der mathematischen Physik by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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27 editions published between 1943 and 1966 in German and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published between 1943 and 1966 in German and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anwendung der elliptischen Funktionen in Physik und Technik by
Fritz Oberhettinger(
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18 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wilhelm Magnus, collected papers by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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11 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gruppen und ihre Graphen by
Israel Grossman(
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21 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in 5 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in 5 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discrete groups by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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8 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Higher transcendental functions by
Bateman Manuscript Project(
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11 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in Undetermined and English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in Undetermined and English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rational representations of Fuchsian groups and nonparabolic subgroups of the modular group by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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3 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two generator subgroups of PSL (2, c) by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I gruppi e i loro grafi by
Israel Grossman(
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5 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kombinatornaja teorija grupp : predstavlenie grupp v terminach obrazujus̆c̆ich i sootnos̆enij by
Wilhelm Magnus(
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10 editions published in 1974 in Russian and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1974 in Russian and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Qun ji qi dian xian tu by
David Grossman(
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1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tables of integral transforms. Based, in part, on notes left by Harry Bateman by
Bateman Manuscript Project(
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3 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories about sets by
N. I︠A︡ Vilenkin(
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2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Grossman, Israel 19092006 Author
 Oberhettinger, Fritz Author Editor
 Karrass, Abraham Other
 Solitar, Donald Other
 Chandler, Bruce 1931 Author Editor
 Winkler, Stanley Author
 Soni, Raj Pal
 Kristeller, Paul Oskar
 Jonas, Hans 19031993
 Mohanty, Jitendra Nath
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BiologyPhilosophy Combinatorial group theory Differential equations Differential equations, Linear Discontinuous groups Elliptic functions Equations, Theory of Functions Functions, Special Geometry, NonEuclidean Graph theory Group theory Hill's equation Integrals Integral transforms Jonas, Hans, Laudatory poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern) Mathematics Matrices Medical ethics MedicinePhilosophy Metaphysics Modular groups Physics Presentations of groups (Mathematics) Representations of groups Set theory Tessellations (Mathematics) Topological groups Transcendental functions Transformations (Mathematics) Universität Jena
Alternative Names
Hans Heinrich Wilhelm Magnus deutscher Mathematiker
Hans Heinrich Wilhelm Magnus Duits wiskundige
Hans Heinrich Wilhelm Magnus mathématicien allemand
Hans Heinrich Wilhelm Magnus tysk matematikar
Hans Heinrich Wilhelm Magnus tysk matematiker
Magnus, V.
Magnus, V. 19071990
Magnus, Vil'gel'm 19071990
Magnus, W.
Magnus, W. 19071990
Wilhelm Magnus amerikai matematikus
Wilhelm Magnus GermanAmerican mathematician
Wilhelm Magnus matemático alemão
Магнус, Вильгельм.
וילהלם מגנוס
ویلهلم ماگنوس ریاضیدان آلمانی
ウィルヘルム・マグナス
マグナス, W
威廉·馬格努斯
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