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The Legacy of John Von Neumann

Author: John Impagliazzo,James G. Glimm,Isadore Singer

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821842196

Category: Mathematics

Page: 334

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The ideas of John von Neumann have had a profound influence on modern mathematics and science. One of the great thinkers of our century, von Neumann initiated major branches of mathematics--from operator algebras to game theory to scientific computing--and had a fundamental impact on such areas as self-adjoint operators, ergodic theory and the foundations of quantum mechanics, and numerical analysis and the design of the modern computer. This volume contains the proceedings of an AMS Symposium in Pure Mathematics, held at Hofstra University, in May 1988. The symposium brought together some of the foremost researchers in the wide range of areas in which von Neumann worked. These articles illustrate the sweep of von Neumann's ideas and thinking and document their influence on contemporary mathematics. In addition, some of those who knew von Neumann when he was alive have presented here personal reminiscences about him. This book is directed to those interested in operator theory, game theory, ergodic theory, and scientific computing, as well as to historians of mathematics and others having an interest in the contemporary history of the mathematical sciences.This book will give readers an appreciation for the workings of the mind of one of the mathematical giants of our time.

The Philosophy of Science: N-Z, Index

Author: Sahotra Sarkar,Jessica Pfeifer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415977104

Category: Science

Page: 965

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The first in-depth reference in the field that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical inquiry, The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia is a two-volume set that brings together an international team of leading scholars to provide over 130 entries on the essential concepts in the philosophy of science. The areas covered include: biology chemistry epistemology and metaphysics physics psychology and mind the social sciences key figures in the combined studies of science and philosophy. The essays represent the most up-to-date philosophical thinking on timeless scientific topics such as: determinism, explanation, laws of nature, perception, individuality, time, and economics as well as timely topics like adaptation, conservation biology, quantum logic, consciousness, evolutionary psychology, and game theory.

John Von Neumann

Selected Letters

Author: John Von Neumann

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821891261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

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John von Neumann was perhaps the most influential mathematician of the twentieth century, especially if his broad influence outside mathematics is included. The present volume is the first substantial collection of (previously mainly unpublished) letters written by von Neumann to colleagues, friends, government officials, and others. The letters give us a glimpse of the thinking of John von Neumann about mathematics, physics, computer science, science management, education, consulting, politics, and war. Readers of quite diverse backgrounds will find much of interest in this first-hand look at one of the towering figures of twentieth century science.

Proceedings of symposia in pure mathematics

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Motives

Author: Uwe Jannsen,Steven Kleiman,Jean Pierre Serre

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821827987

Category: Mathematics

Page: 676

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'Motives' were introduced in the mid-1960s by Grothendieck to explain the analogies among the various cohomology theories for algebraic varieties, to play the role of the missing rational cohomology, and to provide a blueprint for proving Weil's conjectures about the zeta function of a variety over a finite field. Over the last ten years or so, researchers in various areas - Hodge theory, algebraic $K$-theory, polylogarithms, automorphic forms, $L$-functions, $\ell$-adic representations, trigonometric sums, and algebraic cycles - have discovered that an enlarged (and in part conjectural) theory of 'mixed' motives indicates and explains phenomena appearing in each area.Thus the theory holds the potential of enriching and unifying these areas. This is one of two volumes containing the revised texts of nearly all the lectures presented at the AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on Motives, held in Seattle, in 1991. A number of related works are also included, making for a total of forty-seven papers, from general introductions to specialized surveys to research papers.

Notices of the American Mathematical Society

Author: American Mathematical Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

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Lebedev to Zworykin

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195216653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

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国立国会図書館所蔵科学技術関係欧文会議錄目錄

Author: 国立国会図書館 (Japan)

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Science

Page: 1730

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Technology and Culture

Current bibliography in the history of technology

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Category: Technology

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Mathematical Reviews

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Mosaic

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Computer Speech

Recognition, Compression, Synthesis : with Introductions to Hearing and Signal Analysis and a Glossary of Speech and Computer Terms

Author: Manfred Robert Schroeder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540643975

Category: Computers

Page: 313

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Suitable for nonspecialists, this introduction to multimedia speech applications discusses automatic speech recognition, speaker verification, access control, and speech and audio compression for mobile communication and the Internet. The book also covers the basics of human hearing and signal analysis, and includes brief history of speech research. 80 illus.

American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

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Spectral Theory and Mathematical Physics: Ergodic Schrödinger operators, singular spectrum, orthogonal polynomials, and inverse spectral theory

Author: Barry Simon

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821842498

Category: Mathematics

Page: 948

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This Festschrift had its origins in a conference called SimonFest held at Caltech, March 27-31, 2006, to honor Barry Simon's 60th birthday. It is not a proceedings volume in the usual sense since the emphasis of the majority of the contributions is on reviews of the state of the art of certain fields, with particular focus on recent developments and open problems. The bulk of the articles in this Festschrift are of this survey form, and a few review Simon's contributions to a particular area. Part 1 contains surveys in the areas of Quantum Field Theory, Statistical Mechanics, Nonrelativistic Two-Body and $N$-Body Quantum Systems, Resonances, Quantum Mechanics with Electric and Magnetic Fields, and the Semiclassical Limit. Part 2 contains surveys in the areas of Random and Ergodic Schrodinger Operators, Singular Continuous Spectrum, Orthogonal Polynomials, and Inverse Spectral Theory. In several cases, this collection of surveys portrays both the history of a subject and its current state of the art. Exhaustive lists of references enhance the presentation offered in these surveys. A substantial part of the contributions to this Festschrift are survey articles on the state of the art of certain areas with special emphasis on open problems. This will benefit graduate students as well as researchers who want to get a quick, yet comprehensive introduction into an area covered in this volume.

The Computer and the Brain

Author: John von Neumann,Ray Kurzweil

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300181116

Category: Computers

Page: 83

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First published in 1958, John von Neumann's classic work "The Computer and the Brain" explored the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. Von Neumann showed that the brain operates both digitally and analogically, but also has its own unique statistical language. And more than fifty years after its inception the "von Neumann architecture"--An organizational framework for computer design - still lies at the heart of today's machines. In his foreword to this new edition, Ray Kurzweil, a futurist famous for his own musings on the relationship between technology and consciousness, places von Neumann's work in a historical context and shows how it remains relevant today.

John Von Neumann and the Origins of Modern Computing

Author: William Aspray

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262518857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

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John von Neumann (1903-1957) was unquestionably one of the most brilliant scientists of the twentieth century. He made major contributions to quantum mechanics and mathematical physics and in 1943 began a new and all-too-short career in computer science. William Aspray provides the first broad and detailed account of von Neumann's many different contributions to computing. These, Aspray reveals, extended far beyond his well-known work in the design and construction of computer systems to include important scientific applications, the revival of numerical analysis, and the creation of a theory of computing.Aspray points out that from the beginning von Neumann took a wider and more theoretical view than other computer pioneers. In the now famous EDVAC report of 1945, von Neumann clearly stated the idea of a stored program that resides in the computer's memory along with the data it was to operate on. This stored program computer was described in terms of idealized neurons, highlighting the analogy between the digital computer and the human brain. Aspray describes von Neumann's development during the next decade, and almost entirely alone, of a theory of complicated information processing systems, or automata, and the introduction of themes such as learning, reliability of systems with unreliable components, self-replication, and the importance of memory and storage capacity in biological nervous systems; many of these themes remain at the heart of current investigations in parallel or neurocomputing.Aspray allows the record to speak for itself. He unravels an intricate sequence of stories generated by von Neumann's work and brings into focus the interplay of personalities centered about von Neumann. He documents the complex interactions of science, the military, and business and shows how progress in applied mathematics was intertwined with that in computers.William Aspray is Director of the Center for the History of Electrical Engineering at The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The Mathematical Heritage of Hermann Weyl

Author: Raymond O'Neil Wells

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821814826

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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Hermann Weyl was one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. Viewing mathematics as an organic whole rather than a collection of separate subjects, Weyl made profound contributions to a wide range of areas, including analysis, geometry, number theory, Lie groups, and mathematical physics, as well as the philosophy of science and of mathematics. The topics he chose to study, the lines of thought he initiated, and his general perspective on mathematics have proved remarkably fruitful and have formed the basis for some of the best of modern mathematical research.This volume contains the proceedings of the AMS Symposium on the Mathematical Heritage of Hermann Weyl, held in May 1987 at Duke University. In addition to honoring Weyl's great accomplishments in mathematics, the symposium also sought to stimulate the younger generation of mathematicians by highlighting the cohesive nature of modern mathematics as seen from Weyl's ideas. The symposium assembled a brilliant array of speakers and covered a wide range of topics. All of the papers are expository and will appeal to a broad audience of mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and other scientists.

Motives

Author: Uwe Jannsen,Steven L. Kleiman,Jean Pierre Serre

Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society

ISBN: 9780821816356

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1423

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Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory and Perturbative String Theory

Author: Hisham Sati,Urs Schreiber

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821851950

Category: Mathematics

Page: 354

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Conceptual progress in fundamental theoretical physics is linked with the search for the suitable mathematical structures that model the physical systems. Quantum field theory (QFT) has proven to be a rich source of ideas for mathematics for a long time. However, fundamental questions such as ``What is a QFT?'' did not have satisfactory mathematical answers, especially on spaces with arbitrary topology, fundamental for the formulation of perturbative string theory. This book contains a collection of papers highlighting the mathematical foundations of QFT and its relevance to perturbative string theory as well as the deep techniques that have been emerging in the last few years. The papers are organized under three main chapters: Foundations for Quantum Field Theory, Quantization of Field Theories, and Two-Dimensional Quantum Field Theories. An introduction, written by the editors, provides an overview of the main underlying themes that bind together the papers in the volume.

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