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Hawkins, Thomas 1938-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 73 publications in 2 languages and 1,879 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  Filmed speeches 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA312, 517.3
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Most widely held works by Thomas Hawkins
Lebesgue's theory of integration : its origins and development by Thomas Hawkins( Book )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Hawkins places Lebesgue's early work on integration theory within in proper historical context by relating it to the developments during the nineteenth century that motivated it and gave it significance and also to the contributions made inthis field by Lebesgue's contemporaries
Emergence of the theory of Lie groups : an essay in the history of mathematics, 1869-1926 by Thomas Hawkins( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by the recipient of the 1997 MAA Chauvenet Prize for mathematical exposition, this book tells how the theory of Lie groups emerged from a fascinating cross fertilization of many strains of 19th and early 20th century geometry, analysis, mathematical physics, algebra and topology. The reader will meet a host of mathematicians from the period and become acquainted with the major mathematical schools. The first part describes the geometrical and analytical considerations that initiated the theory at the hands of the Norwegian mathematician, Sophus Lie. The main figure in the second part is Weierstrass'student Wilhelm Killing, whose interest in the foundations of non-Euclidean geometry led to his discovery of almost all the central concepts and theorems on the structure and classification of semisimple Lie algebras. The scene then shifts to the Paris mathematical community and Elie Cartans work on the representation of Lie algebras. The final part describes the influential, unifying contributions of Hermann Weyl and their context: Hilberts Göttingen, general relativity and the Frobenius-Schur theory of characters. The book is written with the conviction that mathematical understanding is deepened by familiarity with underlying motivations and the less formal, more intuitive manner of original conception. The human side of the story is evoked through extensive use of correspondence between mathematicians. The book should prove enlightening to a broad range of readers, including prospective students of Lie theory, mathematicians, physicists and historians and philosophers of science
The mathematics of Frobenius in context : a journey through 18th to 20th century mathematics by Thomas Hawkins( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frobenius made many important contributions to mathematics in the latter part of the 19th century. Hawkins here focuses on his work in linear algebra and its relationship with the work of Burnside, Cartan, and Molien, and its extension by Schur and Brauer. He also discusses the Berlin school of mathematics and the guiding force of Weierstrass in that school, as well as the fundamental work of d'Alembert, Lagrange, and Laplace, and of Gauss, Eisenstein and Cayley that laid the groundwork for Frobenius's work in linear algebra. The book concludes with a discussion of Frobenius's contribution to the theory of stochastic matrices
Episodes in the origins of the representation theory of lie algebras by Thomas Hawkins( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the historical thread of nineteenth century mathematical ideas that led to the development of lie algebras
Non-Euclidean geometry and Weierstrassian mathematics : the background to Killing's work on Lie algebras by Thomas Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The definitive guide to MongoDB : a complete guide to dealing with big data using MongoDB by David Hows( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teaching you everything you need to know to become a MongoDB pro, this authoritative guide was written for database admins and developers who need to get up to speed on MongoDB and its Big Data, NoSQL approach to dealing with data management. --
Episodes in the origins of the representation theory of Lie algebra (videorecording) by Thomas Hawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Continued fractions and the origins of the Perron-Frobenius theorem by Thomas Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frobenius and the symbolical algebra of matrices by Thomas Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The "Erlanger Programm" of Felix Klein : reflections on its place in the history of mathematics by Thomas Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2012 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frobenius, Cartan, and the problem of Pfaff by Thomas Hawkins( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Emergence of the theory of Lie groups : an essay in the history of mathematics, 1869-1926
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Emergence of the theory of Lie groups : an essay in the history of mathematics, 1869-1926
Alternative Names
Hawkins, T. 1938-

Thomas Hawkins Amerikaans wiskundige

Thomas Hawkins historien des mathématiques américain

Thomas W. Hawkins US-amerikanischer Mathematikhistoriker

Thomas William Hawkins

호킨스, 토마스 1938-

Languages
English (72)

Korean (1)