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Ernst Specker Selecta

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIX
  2. Selecta

    1. Front Matter

      Pages N1-N1
    2. Sur un Problème de Sikorski

      • E. Specker
      Pages 49-52
    3. Endenverbände von Räumen und Gruppen

      • Ernst Specker
      Pages 53-60
    4. Additive Gruppen von Folgen Ganzer Zahlen

      • Ernst Specker
      Pages 61-70
    5. Die Antinomien Der Mengenlehre

      • E. Specker
      Pages 75-85
    6. Teilmengen von Mengen mit Relationen

      • Ernst Specker
      Pages 130-142
    7. Dualität

      • Ernst Specker
      Pages 160-174
    8. Modelle der Arithmetik

      • R. Mac Dowell, E. Specker
      Pages 183-189
    9. Typical Ambiguity

      • Ernst Specker
      Pages 193-201
    10. Isomorphism Types of Trees

      • Haim Gaifman, E. P. Specker
      Pages 202-208

About this book

Ernst Specker has made decisive contributions towards shaping direc­ tions in topology, algebra, mathematical logic, combinatorics and algorith­ mic over the last 40 years. We have derived great pleasure from marking his seventieth birthday by editing the majority of his scientific publications, and thus making his work available in a unified form to the mathematical community. In order to convey an idea of the richness of his personality, we have also included one of his sermons. Of course, the publication of these Selecta can pay tribute only to the writings of Ernst Specker. It cannot adequately express his originality and wisdom as a person nor the fascination he exercises over his students, colleagues and friends. We can do no better than to quote from Hao Wang in the 'Festschrift' Logic and Algorithmic I: Specker was ill for an extended period before completing his formal education. He had the leisure to think over many things. This experi­ ence may have helped cultivating his superiority as a person. In terms of traditional Chinese categories, I would say there is a taoist trait in him in the sense of being more detached, less competitive, and more under­ standing. I believe he has a better sense of what is important in life and arranges his life better than most logicians. We are grateful to Birkhauser Verlag for the production of this Selecta volume. Our special thanks go to Jonas Meon for sharing with us his intimate knowledge of his friend Ernst Specker.

Keywords

  • Arithmetic
  • Manifold
  • Morphism
  • Topology
  • algebra
  • axiom of choice
  • calculus
  • education
  • function
  • mathematics
  • proof
  • proposition
  • theorem
  • variable
  • literary diction

Reviews

From the Reviews:

This is a good selection from the works of Ernst Specker who ‘made decisive contributions towards shaping directions in topology, algebra, mathematical logic, combinatorics and algorithmic over the last 40 years’. The following are a few points which go to the credit of this publication… the selection of 30 out of the total 42 publications of Specker is done in the best possible way … the comments in English on each of these papers written by one of the four editors helps the reader to get a clear idea about the content .. the complete bibliography and the list of Ph. D. theses written under the supervision of Specker are given.. ‘The Story of a Friend’ written by Jonas Meon on Specker gives an idea about the man and his life-sketch. (T. Thrivikraman, Zentralblatt MATH Database 1931 – 2006)

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ernst Specker Selecta

  • Editors: Gerhard Jäger, Hans Läuchli, Bruno Scarpellini, Volker Strassen

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-9259-9

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1990

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-7643-2408-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-0348-9966-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-0348-9259-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXI, 397

  • Topics: Stylistics, Mathematics, History of Mathematical Sciences

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eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-0348-9259-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)