WorldCat Identities

Wilson, Robert 1927-2002

Overview
Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 1,134 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB15, 520.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Wilson
 
Most widely held works by Robert Wilson
Astronomy through the ages : the story of the human attempt to understand the universe by Robert Wilson( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the history of astronomy, from the work of Babylonian astrologers and Greek philosophers, to the flowering that occured with the invention of the telescope, to the discoveries of the twentieth century
Boiler and factory chimneys, their draught-power and stability : with a chapter on lightning conductors by Robert Wilson( )

14 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linear algebra by Richard Kaye( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers the basic theory of matrices and vector spaces. The book's three main parts cover: matrices, vector spaces, bases, and dimension; inner products, bilinear and sesquilinear forms over vector spaces; and linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, and Jordan normal form. An introduction to fields and polynomials over fields is also provided, and examples and applications are provided throughout. The approach throughout is rigorous, but without being unnecessarily abstract. In particular, this book would be suitable reading for a student with no prior exposure to abstract algebra. Although intended as a 'second course', the book is completely self-contained and all the material usually given in a 'first course' in presented fully in Part I, so the book provides a useful guide to the entire theory of vector spaces as usually studied in an undergraduate degree. Abstract methods are illustrated with concrete examples throughout, and more detailed examples highlight applications of linear algebra to analysis, geometry, differential equations, relativity and quantum mechanics.; As such, the book provides a valuable introduction to a wide variety of mathematical methods
Oral history interviews. Space Science: International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) by Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews were conducted with members of the project's collaboration using a structured question set covering all stages of in the collaborative research process: the formation of the collaboration and its personnel; the organizational structure; the formation of the experiment teams; the drafting of the proposal; funding for U.S. groups by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; use of subcontractors; development of software for data collection and analysis; the collaboration's decision-making style; role of the Project Manager, Project Scientist, Program Manager, Program Scientist, and graduates students; impact of internationalism; patterns of communications; records creation, use, distribution, and retention; also, comments on the interviewee's home institution and trends in graduate education in space science. Interviews (listed by institutional member of the collaboration and by name of individual) on the design and construction of the satellite were conducted with: ESA: Peter Benvenutti, Duccio Macchetto; ESTEC: Jean Clavelle; Goddard Space Flight Center: Albert Boggess, Dennis Evans, Sarah Heap, Gerald Longanecker, Leslie Meredith; Greenwich Observatory: Alex Boksenberg; Imperial College, London: W.S. Garton; NASA Headquarters: Nancy Roman; Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: Peter Barker, Michael Sandford; Science and Engineering Research Council: Walter Stibbs; University College, London, United Kingdom: Robert Wilson. Interviews on Science Working Group activities were conducted with: Harvard University: Andrea Dupree; University of Colorado: Jeffrey Linsky. Other institutions involved in the collaboration: Astronmisches Institut (Tubingen, Germany), California Institute of Technology, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (Canada), European Southern Observatory (Switzerland), Harvard, Institut d'Astrophysique (France), Institute of Astronomy (Cambridge, UK), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laboratorio di Astrofisica (Frascati, Italy), Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory, Observatorio Astrofisico (Cantania, Italy), Observatorio Astrofisico (Arcetri, Italy), Observatorio Astronomico (Padua, Italy), Ohio State, Oxford Univ. (UK), Princeton University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stockholm Observatory (Sweden), St. Andrews University (UK), University of Arizona, University of Florida, Universita di Milano (Italy), University of Toronto (Canada), University of Wisconsin, Western Kentucky University
COBLER'S PROPHECY (CLASSIC REPRINT) by Robert Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCREW PROPELLER : with illustrations (classic reprint) by Robert Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TREATISE ON THE DIVINE SOVEREIGNTY (CLASSIC REPRINT) by Robert Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OBSERVATIONS ON THE DEPRECIATION OF MONEY, AND THE STATE OF OUR CURRENCY : with sundry relative... tables (classic reprint) by Robert Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT (CLASSIC REPRINT) by Robert Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

TREATISE ON STEAM-BOILERS : their strength, construction, and construction, economical... working (classic reprint) by Robert Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.26 for Astronomy ... to 0.87 for Sir Robert ...)

Astronomy through the ages : the story of the human attempt to understand the universe
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Linear algebra
Alternative Names
Robert Wilson astronomer

Robert Wilson astronomo britannico

Robert Wilson britischer Astronom

Robert Wilson britisk astronom

Robert Wilson Brits astronoom (1927-2002)

Robert Wilson brittisk astronom

Wilson, Robert, 1927-

Wilson, Sir Robert 1927-...

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Languages
English (49)