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ARNOLD: Swimming Against the Tide

ARNOLD: Swimming Against the Tide

By: Boris A. Khesin (editor), Serge L. Tabachnikov (editor)Paperback

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Vladimir Arnold, an eminent mathematician of our time, is known both for his mathematical results, which are many and prominent, and for his strong opinions, often expressed in an uncompromising and provoking manner. His dictum that ``Mathematics is a part of physics where experiments are cheap" is well known.This book consists of two parts: selected articles by and an interview with Vladimir Arnold, and a collection of articles about him written by his friends, colleagues, and students. The book is generously illustrated by a large collection of photographs, some never before published. The book presents many a facet of this extraordinary mathematician and man, from his mathematical discoveries to his daredevil outdoor adventures.

About Author

Boris A. Khesin, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Serge L. Tabachnikov, ICERM, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA and Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA.

Contents

Epigraph by B. A. Khesin and S. L. TabachnikovBy Arnold: Arnold in his own words by V. I. ArnoldFrom Hilbert's superposition problem to dynamical systems by V. I. ArnoldRecollections by J. MoserPolymathematics: Is mathematics a single science or a set of arts? by V. I. ArnoldA mathematical trivium by V. I. ArnoldComments on A Mathematical Trivium by B. A. Khesin and S. L. TabachnikovAbout Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin by V. I. ArnoldAbout Arnold: To whom it may concern by A. GiventalRemembering Vladimir Arnold: Early years by Y. SinaiVladimir I. Arnold by S. SmaleMemories of Vladimir Arnold by M. Berry DimaArnold in my life by D. FuchsV. I. Arnold, as I have seen him by Y. IlyashenkoMy encounters with Vladimir Igorevich Arnold by Y. EliashbergOn V. I. Arnold and hydrodynamics by B. A. KhesinArnold's seminar, first years by A. Khovanskii and A. VarchenkoTopology in Arnold's work by V. VassilievArnold and symplectic geometry by H. HoferSome recollections of Vladimir Igorevich by M. SevryukRemembering V. I. Arnold by L. PolterovichSeveral thoughts about Arnold by A. VershikVladimir Igorevich Arnold: A view from the rear bench by S. Yakovenko

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781470416997
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781470416997
  • ISBN10: 1470416999

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