Use of Mathematical Literature

Information Sources for Research and Development

Author: A.R. Dorling

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483164721

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Use of Mathematical Literature discusses the bibliographic concerns of mathematical literature. The book is comprised of 14 chapters that cover characteristics of mathematical literature and provide reviews of some of the major literature in various mathematical fields. The text first discusses the role of the literature in mathematics, and then proceeds to tackling major organizations, journals, and reference materials. Next, the book provides critical accounts of the major literature in various mathematical fields, such as combinatorics, topology, and mathematical programming. The book will be of great use to students, practitioners, and researchers of mathematics. Other profession handling math literature, such as teachers, librarians, and translators will also find this book invaluable.

Mathematics Without Borders

A History of the International Mathematical Union

Author: Olli Lehto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461206138

Category: Mathematics

Page: 399

View: 1995


At its meeting in April 1990 at the University of Cambridge, the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) decided that the largely unorganized archives of the Union should be properly arranged and catalogued. Simultaneously, the Executive Committee expressed the wish that a history of the Union should be written [1). As Secretary of the Union, I had proposed that these issues be dis cussed at the Cambridge meeting, but without having had in mind any personal role in the practical execution of such projects. At that time, the papers of the IMU were stored in Zurich, at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, and I saw no reason why they could not remain there. At about this time, Professor K. Chandrasekharan produced a handwritten article titled "The Prehistory of the International Mathematical Union" [2), and it seemed to me that this might serve as the beginning of a more compre hensive history. I had first thought that Tuulikki MakeUiinen, who during eight years as the Office Secretary ofthe IMU had become well acquainted with the Union, would do the arranging of the archives in Zurich. She had a preliminary look at the material there, but it soon became clear that the amount of work required to bring order to it was too great to be accomplished in a few short visits from Helsinki. The total volume of material was formidable.

50th IMO - 50 Years of International Mathematical Olympiads

Author: Hans-Dietrich Gronau,Hanns-Heinrich Langmann,Dierk Schleicher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642145650

Category: Mathematics

Page: 297

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In July 2009 Germany hosted the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). For the very first time the number of participating countries exceeded 100, with 104 countries from all continents. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the IMO provides an ideal opportunity to look back over the past five decades and to review its development to become a worldwide event. This book is a report about the 50th IMO as well as the IMO history. A lot of data about all the 50 IMOs are included. We list the most successful contestants, the results of the 50 Olympiads and the 112 countries that have ever taken part. It is impressive to see that many of the world’s leading research mathematicians were among the most successful IMO participants in their youth. Six of them gave presentations at a special celebration: Bollobás, Gowers, Lovász, Smirnov, Tao and Yoccoz. This book is aimed at students in the IMO age group and all those who have interest in this worldwide leading competition for highschool students.

Sets and Classes

On the Work by Paul Bernays

Author: Paul Bernays,Gert Heinz Müller,Gert Heinz Mèuller

Publisher: N.A


Category: Axiomatic set theory

Page: 358

View: 1413



International Mathematical Olympiad

Author: Istvan Reiman

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843311992

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 5156


The famed International Mathematical Olympiad has been challenging students worldwide for over 40 years. Since the first competition in Romania in 1959 - with only seven countries participating - it has expanded to attract competitors from over 80 countries, representing all five continents. This third volume features every question from 1991-2004, along with comprehensive solutions and multiple answers where applicable. A fantastic selection of mathematical puzzles, this fully updated three-volume series will be of interest to serious mathematicians and enthusiasts alike. Istvan Reiman's compilation of logic puzzles and questions will tease the intellect of all those with a mathematical mind. Istvan Reiman was formerly Leader of the Chair of Geometry at the Budapest University of Technology. He has been guiding the Youth Mathematical Circle of the J Bolyai Mathematical Society and directing the preparation of Hungarian students for the annual International Maths Olympiad for 40 years.