Developments in Mathematics

Author: V Arnold,M. Monastyrsky
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780412452703
Category: Mathematics
Page: 304
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A collection of seven survey articles especially commissioned by Professors Arnold and Monastyrsky highlighting areas where the Moscow scholl has amde significant recent contributions to theoretical mathematics. Contributions include papers on Knot theory, supersurfaces and dynamical systems. This book contains articles on aspects of mathematics that have become increasingly important in the west. The editors are internationally renowned for the standard of their work.

Arnold's Problems

Author: Vladimir I. Arnold
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540206149
Category: Mathematics
Page: 640
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Vladimir Arnold is one of the most outstanding mathematicians of our time Many of these problems are at the front line of current research

Golden Years of Moscow Mathematics

Author: Smilka Zdravkovska,Peter L. Duren
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821890035
Category: Science
Page: 271
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This volume contains articles on Soviet mathematical history, many of which are personal accounts by mathematicians who witnessed and contributed to the turbulent years of Moscow mathematics. In today's climate of glasnost, the stories can be told freely for the first time, with a candor uncharacteristic of the historical accounts published under the Soviet regime. A case in point is the article on Luzin and his school, based in part on documents only recently released. The articles focus on mathematical developments in that era, the personal lives of Russian mathematicians, and political events that shaped the course of scientific work in the Soviet Union. Another important feature is the inclusion of two articles on Kolmogorov, perhaps the greatest Russian mathematician of the 20th century. The volume concludes with an annotated English bibliography and a Russian bibliography for further reading.

Topics in Quantum Groups and Finite-type Invariants

Mathematics at the Independent University of Moscow
Author: Boris L. Feigin,V. A. Vasilʹev
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821810842
Category: Mathematics
Page: 182
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This volume presents the first collection of articles consisting entirely of work by faculty and students of the Higher Mathematics College of the Independent University of Moscow (IUM). This unique institution was established to train elite students to become research scientists. Covered in the book are two main topics: quantum groups and low-dimensional topology. The articles were written by participants of the Feigin and Vassiliev seminars, two of the most active seminars at the IUM.

Writing the History of Mathematics: Its Historical Development

Author: Joseph W. Dauben,Christoph J. Scriba
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764361679
Category: Mathematics
Page: 689
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As an historiographic monograph, this book offers a detailed survey of the professional evolution and significance of an entire discipline devoted to the history of science. It provides both an intellectual and a social history of the development of the subject from the first such effort written by the ancient Greek author Eudemus in the Fourth Century BC, to the founding of the international journal, Historia Mathematica, by Kenneth O. May in the early 1970s.

Rockefeller and the Internationalization of Mathematics Between the Two World Wars

Document and Studies for the Social History of Mathematics in the 20th Century
Author: Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764364687
Category: Mathematics
Page: 341
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Philanthropic societies funded by the Rockefeller family were prominent in the social history of the twentieth century, for their involvement in medicine and applied science. This book provides the first detailed study of their relatively brief but nonetheless influential foray into the field of mathematics.

Kolmogorov in Perspective

Author: American Mathematical Society
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821829181
Category: Mathematics
Page: 230
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The editorial board for the History of Mathematics series has selected for this volume a series of translations from two Russian publications, Kolmogorov in Remembrance and Mathematics and its Historical Development. This book, Kolmogorov in Perspective, includes articles written by Kolmogorov's students and colleagues and his personal accounts of shared experiences and lifelong mathematical friendships. The articles combine to give an excellent personal and scientific biography of this important mathematician. There is also an extensive bibliography with the complete list of Kolmogorov's works--including the articles written for encyclopedias and newspapers. The book is illustrated with photographs and includes quotations from Kolmogorov's letters and conversations, uniquely reflecting his mathematical tastes and opinions.

Moscow Seminar in Mathematical Physics

Author: A. Yu Morozov,M. A. Olshanetsky
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821813881
Category: Science
Page: 299
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"The volume contains articles resulting from talks given at the seminar in mathematical physics at Moscow Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics. The articles are mainly devoted to various aspects of Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov-Bernard connections and integrable models in two-dimensional quantum field theory."--ABSTRACT. "The book is useful for researchers and graduate students working in various areas of mathematical and theoretical physics."--ABSTRACT.

Science in Russia and the Soviet Union

A Short History
Author: Loren R. Graham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521287890
Category: Science
Page: 321
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By the 1980s the Soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, but very little of its history was known in the West. What has been needed for many years in order to fill that gap in our knowledge is a history of Russian and Soviet science written for the educated person who would like to read one book on the subject. This book has been written for that reader. The history of Russian and Soviet science is a story of remarkable achievements and frustrating failures. That history is presented here in a comprehensive form, and explained in terms of its social and political context. Major sections include the tsarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, the relationship between science and Soviet society, and the strengths and weaknesses of individual scientific disciplines. The book also discusses the changes brought to science in Russia and other republics by the collapse of communism in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Golden Years of Moscow Mathematics

Author: Smilka Zdravkovska, Peter L. Duren
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821891247
Page: N.A
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Encounters with mathematicians by A. P. Yushkevich The Moscow school of the theory of functions in the 1930s by S. S. Demidov About mathematics at Moscow State University in the late 1940s and early 1950s by E. M. Landis Reminiscences of Soviet mathematicians by B. A. Rosenfeld A. N. Kolmogorov by V. M. Tikhomirov On A. N. Kolmogorov by V. I. Arnold Pages of a mathematical autobiography (1942-1953) by M. M. Postnikov Markov and Bishop: An essay in memory of A. A. Markov (1903-1979) and E. Bishop (1928-1983) by B. A. Kushner Etude on life and automorphic forms in the Soviet Union by I. Piatetski-Shapiro On Soviet mathematics of the 1950s and 1960s by D. B. Fuchs In the other direction by A. B. Sossinsky A brief survey of the literature on the development of mathematics in the USSR by S. S. Demidov Russian bibliography by S. S. Demidov Moscow mathematics--Then and now by V. M. Tikhomirov Errata Index of names

The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education

Author: Tom Balchin,Barry Hymer,Dona J. Matthews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136028862
Category: Education
Page: 400
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The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.

Hausdorff Spectra in Functional Analysis

Author: Eugeny Smirnov,Evgenij Smirnov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852335717
Category: Mathematics
Page: 209
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This book is a self-contained introduction to new concepts of functional analysis collating for the first time material, published mostly in journals, that libraries will not have.

Effective Strategies in the Teaching of Mathematics

A Light from Mathematics to Technology
Author: Velta Clarke
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761826026
Category: Education
Page: 360
View: 1996

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Effective Strategies in the Teaching of Mathematics is essential reading for candidates intending to be teachers of middle and high school mathematics. It provides a standard-based approach to the teaching of mathematics in realistic situations and should be part of the library collection of all those who with to teach well.

Russian Mathematics Education

Programs and Practices
Author: Alexander Karp,Bruce Ramon Vogeli
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814322709
Category: Mathematics
Page: 505
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This anthology, consisting of two volumes, is intended to equip background researchers, practitioners and students of international mathematics education with intimate knowledge of mathematics education in Russia. Volume I, entitled Russian Mathematics Education: History and World Significance, consists of several chapters written by distinguished authorities from Russia, the United States and other nations. It examines the history of mathematics education in Russia and its relevance to mathematics education throughout the world. The second volume, entitled Russian Mathematics Education: Programs and Practices will examine specific Russian programs in mathematics, their impact and methodological innovations. Although Russian mathematics education is highly respected for its achievements and was once very influential internationally, it has never been explored in depth. This publication does just that.

Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World

Author: Richard J. Estes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402051107
Category: Social Science
Page: 228
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Economically advanced nations have made significant progress toward meeting the basic needs of their populations; the majority of developing countries have not. The thirteen papers in this volume explore a broad range of factors that impact on quality of life worldwide: globalization, regionalization, recently regained political autonomy, migration, health and illness, food and agriculture, the family, and the contribution of faith and spirituality in advancing personal and collective well-being in a turbulent world.