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The Resource Stephen Smale : the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier, Steve Batterson
Stephen Smale : the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier, Steve Batterson
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 Summary
 "In 1957 Stephen Smale startled the mathematical world by showing that, in a theoretical sense, it is possible to turn a sphere inside out. A few years later from the beaches of Rio, he introduced the horseshoe map, demonstrating that simple functions could have chaotic dynamics. His next mathematical accomplishment was to solve the higherdimensional Poincare conjecture, thus demonstrating that higherdimensions are simpler than the more familiar three. In 1966 in Moscow, he was awarded the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics." "Smale's vision and influence extended beyond mathematics into two different realms. In 1965 in Berkeley, he initiated a program with Jerry Rubin of civil disobedience directed at ending the Vietnam War. And as a mineral collector he accumulated a museumquality collection that ranks among the finest in the world. Despite these diverse accomplishments, Smale's name is virtually unknown outside mathematics and mineral collecting." "In this book, Batterson records and makes known the life and accomplishments of this mathematician and significant figure in intellectual history."Jacket
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xviii, 306 pages
 Isbn
 9780821820452
 Label
 Stephen Smale : the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier
 Title
 Stephen Smale
 Title remainder
 the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier
 Statement of responsibility
 Steve Batterson
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "In 1957 Stephen Smale startled the mathematical world by showing that, in a theoretical sense, it is possible to turn a sphere inside out. A few years later from the beaches of Rio, he introduced the horseshoe map, demonstrating that simple functions could have chaotic dynamics. His next mathematical accomplishment was to solve the higherdimensional Poincare conjecture, thus demonstrating that higherdimensions are simpler than the more familiar three. In 1966 in Moscow, he was awarded the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics." "Smale's vision and influence extended beyond mathematics into two different realms. In 1965 in Berkeley, he initiated a program with Jerry Rubin of civil disobedience directed at ending the Vietnam War. And as a mineral collector he accumulated a museumquality collection that ranks among the finest in the world. Despite these diverse accomplishments, Smale's name is virtually unknown outside mathematics and mineral collecting." "In this book, Batterson records and makes known the life and accomplishments of this mathematician and significant figure in intellectual history."Jacket
 Biography type
 individual biography
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1950
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Batterson, Steve
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA29.S635
 LC item number
 B38 2000
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Smale, Stephen
 Smale, Stephen
 Smale, Stephen
 Mathematicians
 Mathématiciens
 Mathematicians
 Wiskunde
 ANÁLISE MATEMÁTICA
 ESTADOS UNIDOS
 United States
 Label
 Stephen Smale : the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier, Steve Batterson
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 279300) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Extent
 xviii, 306 pages
 Isbn
 9780821820452
 Lccn
 99038205
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (OCoLC)41662613
 (OCoLC)ocm41662613
 Label
 Stephen Smale : the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier, Steve Batterson
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 279300) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code
 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Extent
 xviii, 306 pages
 Isbn
 9780821820452
 Lccn
 99038205
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (OCoLC)41662613
 (OCoLC)ocm41662613
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