Adventures of a Mathematician

Adventures of a Mathematician
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Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 400
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ISBN-10 : 0520910559
ISBN-13 : 9780520910553
Rating : 4/5 (553 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Adventures of a Mathematician by : S. M. Ulam

Download or read book Adventures of a Mathematician written by S. M. Ulam and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The true story that inspired the 2020 film. The autobiography of mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, one of the great scientific minds of the twentieth century, tells a story rich with amazingly prophetic speculations and peppered with lively anecdotes. As a member of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1944 on, Ulam helped to precipitate some of the most dramatic changes of the postwar world. He was among the first to use and advocate computers for scientific research, originated ideas for the nuclear propulsion of space vehicles, and made fundamental contributions to many of today's most challenging mathematical projects. With his wide-ranging interests, Ulam never emphasized the importance of his contributions to the research that resulted in the hydrogen bomb. Now Daniel Hirsch and William Mathews reveal the true story of Ulam's pivotal role in the making of the "Super," in their historical introduction to this behind-the-scenes look at the minds and ideas that ushered in the nuclear age. An epilogue by Fran├žoise Ulam and Jan Mycielski sheds new light on Ulam's character and mathematical originality.

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