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Indiscrete thoughts / Gian-Carlo Rota ; Fabrizio Palombi, editor
Bib ID 2906110
Format BookBook
Author
Rota, Gian Carlo, 1932-
 
Description Boston : Birkhauser, c1997 
xxii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0817638660 (alkaline paper)
3764338660 (alkaline paper)
Full contents
  • Foreword / Reuben Hersh
  • Foreword / Robert Sokolowski
  • Introduction / Gian-Carlo Rota
  • I. Fine Hall in its Golden Age: Remembrances of Princeton in the Early Fifties. Alonzo Church. William Feller. Emil Artin. Solomon Lefschetz
  • II. Light Shadows: Yale in the Early Fifties. Jack Schwartz. From Princeton to Yale. Josiah Willard Gibbs. Yale in the Fifties. Mathematics at Yale. Abstraction in Mathematics. Linear Operators: The Past. Linear Operators: The Present. Linear Operators: The Future. Working with Jack Schwartz
  • III. Combinatorics, Representation Theory and Invariant Theory: The Story of a Menage a Trois. Cambridge 02138 in the Early Fifties. Alfred Young. Problem Solvers and Theorizers. Hermann Grassmann and Exterior Algebra. Definition and Description in Mathematics. Bottom Lines
  • IV. The Barrier of Meaning
  • V. Stan Ulam
  • VI. The Lost Cafe
  • VII. The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics Upon Philosophy
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-264) and index.

Subjects Mathematics.  |  Science.  |  Philosophy.
Other authors/contributors Palombi, Fabrizio, 1965-

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