John Von Neumann: Selected Letters (History of Mathematics No. 27)

John Von Neumann: Selected Letters (History of Mathematics No. 27)

By: Miklos Redei (editor)Hardback

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John von Neumann was perhaps the most influential mathematician of the twentieth century. Not only did he contribute to almost all branches of mathematics, he created new fields and was a pioneering influence in the development of computer science. During and after World War II, he was a much sought-after technical adviser. He served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee at the Ballistic Research Laboratories, the Navy Bureau of Ordinance, and the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. He was a consultant to the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and was appointed by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Atomic Energy Commission. He received the Albert Einstein Commemorative Award, the Enrico Fermi Award, and the Medal of Freedom.This collection of about 150 of von Neumann's letters to colleagues, friends, government officials, and others illustrates both his brilliance and his strong sense of responsibility. It is the first substantial collection of his letters, giving a rare inside glimpse of his thinking on mathematics, physics, computer science, science management, education, consulting, politics, and war. With an introductory chapter describing the many aspects of von Neumann's scientific, political, and social activities, this book makes great reading. Readers of quite diverse backgrounds will be fascinated by this first-hand look at one of the towering figures of twentieth century science. To read a review published in the ""Notices of the American Mathematical Society"", click here. Also of interest and available from the AMS is ""John von Neumann: The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer, Game Theory, Nuclear Deterrence, and Much More"" and ""Invariant Measures"".

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Contents

Introductory comments Letter to N. Aronszajn Letters to F. Aydelotte Letter to E.F. Beckenbach Letter to H. Bethe Letters to G. Birkhoff Letter to W.J.E. Blaschke Letter to R.S. Burington Letters to V. Bush Letter to R. Carnap Letter to W. Cattell Letter to T.M. Cherry Letter to H. Cirker Letter to H. Crocker Letter to M.R. Davie Letter to W.E. Deming Letter to J.L. Destouches Letter to P.A.M. Dirac Letters to J. Dixmier Letter to P.A. Dodd Letter to W.M. DuMond Letter to R.E. Duncan Letter to editor of Evening Star Letter to R. Farquharson Letter to A. Flexner Letter to R.O. Fornaguera Letter to N.H. Goldsmith Letter to W.H. Gottschalk (and Hans Rademacher) Letters to K. Godel Letter to G. Haberler Letters to I. Halperin Letter to G.B. Harrison Letter to M. de Horvath Letter to A.S. Householder Letters to C.C. Hurd Letter to K. Husimi Letters to P. Jordan Letters to I. Kaplansky Letter to C.E. Kemble Letter to J.R. Killian Letters to H.D. Kloosterman Letter to H. Kuhn Letter to J. Lederberg Letter to W.E. Lingelbach Letter to S. MacLane Letter to J.C.C. McKinsey Letter to M.M. Mitchell Letter to T.V. Moore Letter to O. Morgenstern Letters to M. Morse Letter to E. Nagel Letter to J.R. Oppenheimer Letters to R. Ortvay Letter to W. Overbeck Letter to H.H. Rankin Letter to H.P. Robertson Letter to E. Schrodinger Letter to E. Segre Letters to F.B. Silsbee Letter to L. Spitzer Letters to M. Stone Letters to L.L. Strauss Letter to J. Stroux Letter to T. Tannaka Letter to E. Teller Letters to L.B. Tuckerman Letters to S. Ulam Letter to E.R. van Kampen Letters to O. Veblen Letters to N. Wiener Letter to H. Wold Notes on addresses of von Neumann's letters Bibliography.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/11/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780821837764
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 301
  • ID: 9780821837764
  • weight: 750
  • ISBN10: 0821837761

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