The Resource Mathematical encounters of the second kind, Philip J. Davis
Mathematical encounters of the second kind, Philip J. Davis
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 Summary
 "Philip J. Davis has won numerous awards for his scientific writing, among them the National Book Award. Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind is a joyful memoir of the author's encounters, some actual and some fictional, with a number of mathematicians and historical figures. For instance, few people know that Napoleon Bonaparte of France, Lord Rothschild of England, and Queen Hortense of the Netherlands had in common an interest in mathematical talent. Fewer still know the influence that that interest had on their lives and on the lives of others of their respective times. And only Davis knows that, were it not for one of them, he might never have developed the interest in mathematics that has led him to a life of creating and applying mathematics and writing about it for his peers, his students, and a wide range of intellectually curious readers." "Davis' message is that an interest in mathematics can, like any activity of the human mind, bring people into contact with each other over centuries, over oceans, and over cultural separations. He came to realize that mathematics goes beyond the scientific and technological needs of society, and can serve as a social connection among people of diverse origins, abilities, and stations in life. He turns, in his correspondence and travels, some surprising corners, sharing with us his encounters with a world of academics, politicians, writers, and even spies, all connected through some of the simplest, yet most profound ideas in mathematics." "What emerges is an entertaining and informative portrayal of an occupation that is not well understood or is misconceived by the rest of the world. The general reader will find that little mathematical knowledge is required to join and to enjoy the commentary and the fun of the encounters."BOOK JACKET
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 viii, 304 pages
 Contents

 Napoleon's theorem
 Carpenter and the Napoleon ascription
 The Man who began his lectures with "namely"
 The Rothschild I knew
 Isbn
 9780817639396
 Label
 Mathematical encounters of the second kind
 Title
 Mathematical encounters of the second kind
 Statement of responsibility
 Philip J. Davis
 Title variation
 Mathematical encounters of the 2nd kind
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Philip J. Davis has won numerous awards for his scientific writing, among them the National Book Award. Mathematical Encounters of the Second Kind is a joyful memoir of the author's encounters, some actual and some fictional, with a number of mathematicians and historical figures. For instance, few people know that Napoleon Bonaparte of France, Lord Rothschild of England, and Queen Hortense of the Netherlands had in common an interest in mathematical talent. Fewer still know the influence that that interest had on their lives and on the lives of others of their respective times. And only Davis knows that, were it not for one of them, he might never have developed the interest in mathematics that has led him to a life of creating and applying mathematics and writing about it for his peers, his students, and a wide range of intellectually curious readers." "Davis' message is that an interest in mathematics can, like any activity of the human mind, bring people into contact with each other over centuries, over oceans, and over cultural separations. He came to realize that mathematics goes beyond the scientific and technological needs of society, and can serve as a social connection among people of diverse origins, abilities, and stations in life. He turns, in his correspondence and travels, some surprising corners, sharing with us his encounters with a world of academics, politicians, writers, and even spies, all connected through some of the simplest, yet most profound ideas in mathematics." "What emerges is an entertaining and informative portrayal of an occupation that is not well understood or is misconceived by the rest of the world. The general reader will find that little mathematical knowledge is required to join and to enjoy the commentary and the fun of the encounters."BOOK JACKET
 Biography type
 contains biographical information
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1923
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Davis, Philip J.
 Dewey number
 510
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 no index present
 LC call number
 QA10.5
 LC item number
 .D38 1997
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematics
 Mathematicians
 Davis
 Davis, Philip J
 Label
 Mathematical encounters of the second kind, Philip J. Davis
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 297304)
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Napoleon's theorem  Carpenter and the Napoleon ascription  The Man who began his lectures with "namely"  The Rothschild I knew
 Control code
 34894375
 Dimensions
 23 cm
 Extent
 viii, 304 pages
 Isbn
 9780817639396
 Isbn Type
 (hardcover : alk. paper)
 Lccn
 96022131
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)34894375
 Label
 Mathematical encounters of the second kind, Philip J. Davis
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 297304)
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Napoleon's theorem  Carpenter and the Napoleon ascription  The Man who began his lectures with "namely"  The Rothschild I knew
 Control code
 34894375
 Dimensions
 23 cm
 Extent
 viii, 304 pages
 Isbn
 9780817639396
 Isbn Type
 (hardcover : alk. paper)
 Lccn
 96022131
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number
 (OCoLC)34894375
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