Mathematician for All Seasons

This book presents, in his own words, the life of Hugo Steinhaus (1887–1972), noted Polish mathematician of Jewish background, educator, and mathematical popularizer.

Author: Hugo Steinhaus

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This book presents, in his own words, the life of Hugo Steinhaus (1887–1972), noted Polish mathematician of Jewish background, educator, and mathematical popularizer. A student of Hilbert, a pioneer of the foundations of probability and game theory, and a contributor to the development of functional analysis, he was one of those instrumental to the extraordinary flowering of Polish mathematics before and after World War I. In particular, it was he who “discovered” the great Stefan Banach. Exhibiting his great integrity and wit, Steinhaus’s personal story of the turbulent times he survived – including two world wars and life postwar under the Soviet heel – cannot but be of consuming interest. His account of the years spent evading Nazi terror is especially moving. The steadfast honesty and natural dignity he maintained while pursuing a life of demanding scientific and intellectual enquiry in the face of encroaching calamity and chaos show him to be truly a mathematician for all seasons. The present work will be of great interest not only to mathematicians wanting to learn some of the details of the mathematical blossoming that occurred in Poland in the first half of the 20th century, but also to anyone wishing to read a first-hand account of the history of those unquiet times in Europe – and indeed world-wide – by someone of uncommon intelligence and forthrightness situated near an eye of the storm.

Mathematician for All Seasons 1945 1968

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Mathematician for All Seasons

Author: Hugo Steinhaus

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783319219837

Category: Mathematics

Page: 491

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This book presents, in his own words, the life of Hugo Steinhaus (1887–1972), noted Polish mathematician of Jewish background, educator, and mathematical popularizer. A student of Hilbert, a pioneer of the foundations of probability and game theory, and a contributor to the development of functional analysis, he was one of those instrumental to the extraordinary flowering of Polish mathematics before and after World War I. In particular, it was he who “discovered” the great Stefan Banach. Exhibiting his great integrity and wit, Steinhaus’s personal story of the turbulent times he survived – including two world wars and life postwar under the Soviet heel – cannot but be of consuming interest. His account of the years spent evading Nazi terror is especially moving. The steadfast honesty and natural dignity he maintained while pursuing a life of demanding scientific and intellectual enquiry in the face of encroaching calamity and chaos show him to be truly a mathematician for all seasons. The present work will be of great interest not only to mathematicians wanting to learn some of the details of the mathematical blossoming that occurred in Poland in the first half of the 20th century, but also to anyone wishing to read a first-hand account of the history of those unquiet times in Europe – and indeed world-wide – by someone of uncommon intelligence and forthrightness situated near an eye of the storm.

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Mathematical Reviews

... structure of linear spaces V of nxn complex matrices with the property that the
cardinality of the spectrum of every A EV ... a discrete mathematician for all
seasons ( 7–18 ) ; Robert C. Thompson , The upper numerical range of a
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A New Manual of the Elements of Astronomy Descriptive and Mathematical

If this change continued for ages , the orbit would finally become a circle , and the
seasons would be greatly changed ; but Lagrange , a famous French
mathematician , demonstrated that it takes place only within very narrow limits , at
the rate ...

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A New Manual of the Elements of Astronomy Descriptive and Mathematical Compresing the Latest Discoveries and Theoretic Views with Directions for the Use of the Globes and for Studying the Constellations

If this change continued for ages , the orbit would finally become a circle , and the
seasons would be greatly changed ; but Lagrange , a famous French
mathematician , demonstrated that it takes place only within very narrow limits , at
the rate ...

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Pi Mu Epsilon Journal

Rebecca M. Fee was awarded the Mathematics Achievement Prize . ... by Dr.
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by Dr. Alan Sharples and " Fractals " by Dr. Aan Hurd ( Sandia National Labs ) .

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Reminiscences of a Mathematician Manqu

If it had to do the job equally well in all seasons the year round , it had to be
provided with a regulator like the one in a domestic refrigerator that enables a
house - wife to control the refrigeration within as required . The main problem
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Models and Theories in Social Systems

Surviving. Mathematical. Genius. for. All. Seasons. Jacques Salomon Hadamard
(1865–1963), an outstanding French mathematician and an FRS, was born to Am
́ed ́ee Hadamard (a Jewish teacher) and Claire Marie Jeanne Picard (a pianist) ...

Author: Cristina Flaut

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ISBN: 3030000842

Category: Technology & Engineering

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This book concisely presents a broad range of models and theories on social systems. Because of the huge spectrum of topics involving social systems, various issues related to Mathematics, Statistics, Teaching, Social Science, and Economics are discussed. In an effort to introduce the subject to a wider audience, this volume, part of the series “Studies in Systems, Decision and Control”, equally addresses the needs of mathematicians, statisticians, sociologists and philosophers. The studies examined here are divided into four parts. The first part, “Perusing the Minds Behind Scientific Discoveries”, traces the winding path of Syamal K. Sen and Ravi P. Agarwal’s scholarship throughout history, and most importantly, the thought processes that allowed each of them to master their subject. The second part covers “Theories in Social Systems” and the third discusses “Models in Social Systems”, while the fourth and final part is dedicated to “Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences”. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will offer inquisitive readers a valuable point of departure for exploring these rich, vast, and ever-expanding fields of knowledge.

A Brain for All Seasons

Elaborating on the 1842 suggestion of the French mathematician Joseph A.
Adhémar, Milutin Milankovitch proposed during World War I that the sunlight
reaching the higher latitudes controlled the ice ages (he did his laborious
calculations as ...

Author: William H. Calvin

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ISBN: 098291671X

Category: Nature

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Mathematics Magazine

... mathematical exposition that occurs outside the mainstream of the
mathematics literature . Readers are invited to suggest items for review to the
editors . Ronan , Colin , and Mohs , Mayo , Scientist of the year : a sage for all
seasons ; though ...

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All Seasons Yachtsman

Equally she would thrill the artist , the mathematician or the plain romantic . At
0500 I went to bed throughly satisfied . Everything was under control and the
progress was stupendous - exactly as armchair theories had predicted . Hot
porridge ...

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Good News for All Seasons

The renowned mathematician Albert Einstein once wrote : “ Many times a day I
realize how much my own inner and outer life is built upon the labors of my
fellowmen both living and dead , and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to
give ...

Author: Richard Allen Bodey

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)

ISBN: 9780801009457

Category: Church year sermons

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Trials and Triumphs Or Tales for All Seasons

... calculation on paper , ” suggested an “ idea " to the professor . Being himself ,
as he believed , a great proficient in the science of numbers , as well as a
profound algebraist and mathematician , he determined to attack his visitor in
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The New York Times Biographical Service

Mr . Hogben was an academic man for all seasons a 700logist , geneticist ,
mathematician , medical statistician , nat . uralist , historian , social biologist and
linguistician . And he could write in a way that made his subjects understandable
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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.

The Lady s Album a Gift for All Seasons

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