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Riassunto: This is a very frank and detailed account by a leading and very active mathematician of the past decades whose contributions have had an important impact in those fields where mathematics is now an integral part. It starts from his early childhood just after the First World War to his present-day positions as professor of mathematics, electrical engineering and medicine at the USC, which in itself reflects on the diversity of interests and experiences gained through the turbulent years when American mathematics and sciences established themselves on the forefront. The story traces the tortuous path Bellman followed from Brooklyn College; the University of Wisconsin to Princeton during the war years; more than a decade with the RAND Corporation; with frequent views of more than just the academic circles, including his experiences at Los Alamos on the A-bomb project.Bellman gives highly personalised views of key personalities in mathematics, physics and other areas, and his motivations and the forces that helped shape dynamic programming and other new areas which emerged as consequences of fruitful applications of mathematics.
About the Author: Richard Ernest Bellman (1920-1984) is best known as the father of dynamic programming. He was the author of many books and the recipient of many honors, including the first Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics.
Titolo: Eye of the Hurricane: An Autobiography
Casa editrice: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Data di pubblicazione: 1984
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1984. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Very Good Plus in Softcover with light creases to spine. 1st Printing. 344pp 8vo. White spine with black titles. Codice libro della libreria 136548
Descrizione libro World Scientific Publishing Co., 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. There is shelfwear, yellowing, smudging & staining on the covers & spine, with impacted & curled tips, reading creases down the spine, some scuffing & creasing along the outer edges, & wavy & modestly yellowed pages; the book is otherwise in good condition with clean print & secure binding. Codice libro della libreria 926092
Descrizione libro World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P029971966018
Descrizione libro World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P019971966018
Descrizione libro World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P119971966018
Descrizione libro World Scientific Pub Co Inc, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. 0. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 9971966018