Duration and Change: Fifty Years at Oberwolfach

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A volume containing original essays from quite diverse fields in mathematics is something of a rarity, especially if renowned scientists show the width of their discipline to the reader. This book is just such a rarity - a veritable gem. It was written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mathematical research institute at Oberwolfach. The articles span a range of topics from general reflections on the place of mathematics in contemporary culture to essays dealing with aspects of algebra, analysis, geometry, ...
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Overview

A volume containing original essays from quite diverse fields in mathematics is something of a rarity, especially if renowned scientists show the width of their discipline to the reader. This book is just such a rarity - a veritable gem. It was written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the mathematical research institute at Oberwolfach. The articles span a range of topics from general reflections on the place of mathematics in contemporary culture to essays dealing with aspects of algebra, analysis, geometry, coding theory, scientific computing and topology. All essays are interrelated, proving the old rule that you can divide and still conquer. A book in which every mathematician or scientist interested in mathematics will find something to take their fancy.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783642785047
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306

Table of Contents

Aus dem Inhalt: Grußworte.- Historisches: G.H. Reeb: Erinnerungen.- J. Neukirch: Die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Oberwolfach.- Essays: A.L. Besse: Some Trends in Riemannian Geometry.- W. Boehm, J. Hoschek, H.-P. Seidel: Mathematical Aspects of Computer Aided Geometric Design.- A. Borel: On the Place of Mathematics in Culture.- P.G. Ciarlet: Mathematical Shell Theory: Recent Developments and Open Problems.- J.A. de la Peña, P. Gabriel: On Algebras, Wild and Tame.- N. Koblitz: Number Theory and Cryptography.- M. Kreck: "Ist 4 denn noch normal?".- J.E. Marsden: Some Remarks on Geometric Mechanics.- T. Peternell, M. Schneider: Neuere Entwicklungen in der Komplexen Geometrie.

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