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Julia: A Life in Mathematics
 
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MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
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Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-5735-8
Product Code: SPEC/18.E
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Julia: A Life in Mathematics
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Available Formats:
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-5735-8
Product Code:  SPEC/18.E
List Price: $50.00
MAA Member Price: $37.50
AMS Member Price: $37.50
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    Volume: 181996; 123 pp

    In high school, Julia Bowman stood alone as the only girl - and the best student - in the junior and senior math classes. She had only one close friend and no boyfriends. Although she was to learn that there are such people as mathematicians, her ambition was merely to get a job teaching mathematics in high school. At great sacrifice, her widowed stepmother sent her to the University of California at Berkeley. But at Berkeley, in a society of mathematicians, she discovered herself. There was also a prince at Berkeley, a brilliant young assistant professor named Raphael Robinson. Theirs was to be a marriage that would endure until her death in 1985. Julia is the story of Julia Bowman Robinson, the gifted and highly original mathematician who during her lifetime was recognized in ways that no other woman mathematician had ever been recognized. This unusual book brings together in one volume the prize winning Autobiography of Julia Robinson by her sister, the popular mathematical biographer Constance Reid, and three very personal articles about her work by outstanding mathematical colleagues.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Articles
    • Constance Reid: The Autobiography of Julia Robinson
    • Lisl Gaal: Julia Robinson’s Dissertation
    • Martin Davis: The Collaboration in the United States
    • Yuri Matijasevich: My Collaboration with Julia Robinson
    • Constance Reid: Afterword
    • Julia Bowman Robinson: Curriculum Vitae
  • Reviews
     
     
    • This book, profusely illustrated with previously unpublished personal and mathematical memorabilia, brings together in one volume the prize winning 'Autobiography of Julia Robinson' by her sister, the popular biographer Constance Reid, and three very personal articles about her work by outstanding mathematical colleagues.

      L'Enseignement Mathématique
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Volume: 181996; 123 pp

In high school, Julia Bowman stood alone as the only girl - and the best student - in the junior and senior math classes. She had only one close friend and no boyfriends. Although she was to learn that there are such people as mathematicians, her ambition was merely to get a job teaching mathematics in high school. At great sacrifice, her widowed stepmother sent her to the University of California at Berkeley. But at Berkeley, in a society of mathematicians, she discovered herself. There was also a prince at Berkeley, a brilliant young assistant professor named Raphael Robinson. Theirs was to be a marriage that would endure until her death in 1985. Julia is the story of Julia Bowman Robinson, the gifted and highly original mathematician who during her lifetime was recognized in ways that no other woman mathematician had ever been recognized. This unusual book brings together in one volume the prize winning Autobiography of Julia Robinson by her sister, the popular mathematical biographer Constance Reid, and three very personal articles about her work by outstanding mathematical colleagues.

  • Articles
  • Constance Reid: The Autobiography of Julia Robinson
  • Lisl Gaal: Julia Robinson’s Dissertation
  • Martin Davis: The Collaboration in the United States
  • Yuri Matijasevich: My Collaboration with Julia Robinson
  • Constance Reid: Afterword
  • Julia Bowman Robinson: Curriculum Vitae
  • This book, profusely illustrated with previously unpublished personal and mathematical memorabilia, brings together in one volume the prize winning 'Autobiography of Julia Robinson' by her sister, the popular biographer Constance Reid, and three very personal articles about her work by outstanding mathematical colleagues.

    L'Enseignement Mathématique
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