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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

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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 higher-dimensional Poincare conjecture, thus demonstrating that higher-dimensions 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 museum-quality 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
Dewey number
  • 510/.92
  • B
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
  • Mathematicians
  • Smale, Stephen
Label
Stephen Smale : the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier, Steve Batterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-300) 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
Control code
41662613
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780821820452
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99038205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stephen Smale : the mathematician who broke the dimension barrier, Steve Batterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-300) 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
Control code
41662613
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780821820452
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99038205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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