WorldCat Identities

Wagon, S.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 268 publications in 4 languages and 5,976 library holdings
Genres: Puzzles and games 
Roles: Author, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by S Wagon
The Banach-Tarski paradox by S Wagon( )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Banach-Tarski paradox is a most striking mathematical construction: it asserts that a solid ball may be taken apart into finitely many pieces that can be rearranged using rigid motions to form a ball twice as large as the original. This volume explores the consequences of the paradox for measure theory and its connections with group theory, geometry, and logic. It unifies the results of contemporary research on the paradox and presents several new results including some unusual paradoxes in hyperbolic space. It also provides up-to-date proofs and discusses many unsolved problems. Book jacket."--Jacket
Mathematica in action by S Wagon( Book )

65 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third edition of Mathematica® in Action, award-winning author Stan Wagon guides beginner and veteran users alike through Mathematica's powerful tools for mathematical exploration. The transition to Mathematica 7 is made smooth with plenty of examples and case studies that utilize Mathematica's newest tools, such as dynamic manipulations and adaptive three-dimensional plotting. Mathematica in Action also emphasizes the breadth of Mathematica and the impressive results of combining techniques from different areas. This material enables the reader to use Mathematica to solve a variety of complex problems. Case studies ranging from elementary to sophisticated are provided throughout. Whenever possible, the book shows how Mathematica can be used to discover new things. Striking examples include the design of a road on which a square wheel bike can ride, the design of a drill that can drill square holes, an illustration of the Banach--Tarski Paradox via hyperbolic geometry, new and surprising formulas for p, the discovery of shadow orbits for chaotic systems, and the use of powerful new capabilities for three-dimensional graphics. Visualization is emphasized throughout, with finely crafted graphics in each chapter. Wagon is the author of eleven books on mathematics, including A Course in Computational Number Theory, named one of the ten best math books of 2000 by the American Library Association. He has written extensively on the educational applications of Mathematica, including the books VisualDSolve: Visualizing Differential Equations with Mathematica, and Animating Calculus: Mathematica Notebooks for the Laboratory. From reviews of the second edition: "In a dazzling range of examples Stan Wagon shows how such features as animation, 3-dimensional graphics and high-precision integer arithmetic can contribute to our understanding and enjoyment of mathematics."--Richard Walker, The Mathematical Gazette "The bottom line is that Mathematica in Action is an outstanding book containing many examples of real uses of Mathematica for the novice, intermediate, and expert user."--Mark McClure, Mathematica in Education and Research
Old and new unsolved problems in plane geometry and number theory by Victor Klee( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Klee and Stan Wagon discuss some of the unsolved problems in number theory and geometry, many of which can be understood by readers with a very modest mathematical background. The presentation is organized around 24 central problems, many of which are accompanied by other, related problems. The authors place each problem in its historical and mathematical context, and the discussion is at the level of undergraduate mathematics. Each problem section is presented in two parts. The first gives an elementary overview discussing the
Which way did the bicycle go? : and other intriguing mathematical mysteries by Joseph D. E Konhauser( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A course in computational number theory by David M Bressoud( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The accompanying CD-Rom contains Mathematica files with all the commands and programs."--Page 4 of cover
Animating calculus : Mathematica notebooks for the laboratory by Edward W Packel( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animating Calculus includes exercises and demonstrations that focus on important and fundamental ideas and applications rather than the everyday mechanics of a computer algebra system. Sophisticated animations are used to clarify geometric concepts in calculus. In addition, discussions of numerical and graphical pitfalls help the student to understand the importance of verifying results. Originally published by W.H. Freeman, this new TELOS edition of Animating Calculus includes the full set of labs for DOS/Windows as well as Macintosh platforms
VisualDSolve : visualizing differential equations with Mathematica by Dan Schwalbe( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Banach-Tarski paradox by Grzegorz Tomkowicz( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Banach–Tarski Paradox is a most striking mathematical construction: it asserts that a solid ball can be taken apart into finitely many pieces that can be rearranged using rigid motions to form a ball twice as large. This volume explores the consequences of the paradox for measure theory and its connections with group theory, geometry, set theory, and logic. This new edition of a classic book unifies contemporary research on the paradox. It has been updated with many new proofs and results, and discussions of the many problems that remain unsolved. Among the new results presented are several unusual paradoxes in the hyperbolic plane, one of which involves the shapes of Escher's famous 'Angel and Devils' woodcut. A new chapter is devoted to a complete proof of the remarkable result that the circle can be squared using set theory, a problem that had been open for over sixty years
Alte und neue ungelöste Probleme in der Zahlentheorie und Geometrie der Ebene by Victor Klee( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural properties of ideals by J. E Baumgartner( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom Lösen numerischer Probleme : ein Streifzug entlang der "SIAM 10x10-Digit Challenge" by Folkmar Bornemann( )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Buch führt seine Leser auf einen packenden Streifzug durch die wichtigsten und leistungsfähigsten Bereiche zeitgenössischer numerischer Mathematik. Die Route orientiert sich an den 10 Wettbewerbsaufgaben der "SIAM 10 x 10-Digit Challenge", mit der Nick Trefethen aus Oxford im Frühjahr 2002 seine Kollegen und ihre Doktoranden weltweit herausforderte: jede der in wenigen Sätzen formulierten, hochgradig nichttrivialen Aufgaben verlangt dabei nach der Berechnung der ersten 10 Ziffern einer reellen Zahl. Für jede Aufgabe wird eine Vielfalt von Lösungsmethoden diskutiert und dabei so gut wie jede bedeutendere Technik moderner numerischer Mathematik gestreift. Viele aus der Praxis stammende Hinweise helfen dem Leser, Kompetenzen im Lösen numerischer Probleme zu entwickeln und zu lernen, unter konkurrierenden Methoden eine wohlüberlegte Wahl zu treffen. Der vollständige lauffähige Programmtext aller Verfahren, Beispiele, Tabellen und Figuren steht auf der begleitenden Webseite www.numerikstreifzug.de zur Verfügung
The Banach-tarski paradox by S Wagon( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Power of visualization : notes from a Mathematica course by S Wagon( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematica by S Wagon( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematica in Action : Problem Solving Through Visualization and Computation by S Wagon( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third edition of Mathematica® in Action, award-winning author Stan Wagon guides beginner and veteran users alike through Mathematica's powerful tools for mathematical exploration. The transition to Mathematica 7 is made smooth with plenty of examples and case studies that utilize Mathematica's newest tools, such as dynamic manipulations and adaptive three-dimensional plotting. Mathematica in Action also emphasizes the breadth of Mathematica and the impressive results of combining techniques from different areas. This material enables the reader to use Mathematica to solve a variety of complex problems. Case studies ranging from elementary to sophisticated are provided throughout. Whenever possible, the book shows how Mathematica can be used to discover new things. Striking examples include the design of a road on which a square wheel bike can ride, the design of a drill that can drill square holes, an illustration of the Banach-Tarski Paradox via hyperbolic geometry, new and surprising formulas for p, the discovery of shadow orbits for chaotic systems, and the use of powerful new capabilities for three-dimensional graphics. Visualization is emphasized throughout, with finely crafted graphics in each chapter. Wagon is the author of eleven books on mathematics, including A Course in Computational Number Theory, named one of the ten best math books of 2000 by the American Library Association. He has written extensively on the educational applications of Mathematica, including the books VisualDSolve: Visualizing Differential Equations with Mathematica, and Animating Calculus: Mathematica Notebooks for the Laboratory. From reviews of the second edition: "In a dazzling range of examples Stan Wagon shows how such features as animation, 3-dimensional graphics and high-precision integer arithmetic can contribute to our understanding and enjoyment of mathematics." -Richard Walker, The Mathematical Gazette "The bottom line is that Mathematica in Action is an outstanding book containing many examples of real uses of Mathematica for the novice, intermediate, and expert user." -Mark McClure, Mathematica in Education and Research
The Banach-Tarski paradox by S Wagon( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masematika de mieru gendai sūgaku( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VisualDSolve : Mathematica ni yoru bibun hōteishiki no shikakuka by Dan Schwalbe( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masematika gendai sūgaku tankyū( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masematika gendai sūgaku tankyū( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Old and new unsolved problems in plane geometry and number theory
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Mathematica in actionOld and new unsolved problems in plane geometry and number theoryWhich way did the bicycle go? : and other intriguing mathematical mysteriesA course in computational number theoryAnimating calculus : Mathematica notebooks for the laboratoryVisualDSolve : visualizing differential equations with MathematicaVom Lösen numerischer Probleme : ein Streifzug entlang der "SIAM 10x10-Digit Challenge"The Banach-tarski paradoxThe Banach-Tarski paradox
Alternative Names
Stan Wagon Canadees wiskundige

Stan Wagon canadisk matematiker

Stan Wagon kanadensisk matematiker

Stan Wagon kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Mathematiker

Stan Wagon kanadisk matematikar

Stan Wagon kanadisk matematiker

Stan Wagon mathematician

Wagon, S.

Wagon, Stan

Wagon, Stanley 1951-

ワゴン, S.

ワゴン, スタン

Languages
English (222)

Japanese (11)

German (9)

Italian (3)