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AuthorMasani, P. R. author
TitleNorbert Wiener 1894-1964 [electronic resource] / by P. R. Masani
ImprintBasel : Birkhรคuser Basel, 1990
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-9252-0
Descript XIV, 402 p. online resource

CONTENT

1 Prologue -- 2 Count Tolstoy and Wienerโ{128}{153}s Father -- 3 New England and Wienerโ{128}{153}s Early Training, 1901-1905 -- 4 Harvard and Wienerโ{128}{153}s University Training, 1906-1913 -- 5 Bertrand Russell and Wienerโ{128}{153}s Postdoctoral Years, 1914-1917 -- 6 World War I and Wienerโ{128}{153}s Military Yearnings -- 7 From Postulate Systems to the Brownian Motion and Potential Theory -- 8 The Allotment of National Income, Marriage, and Wienerโ{128}{153}s Academic Career -- 9 From Communications Engineering to Generalized Harmonic Analysis and Tauberian Theory -- 10 Max Born and Wienerโ{128}{153}s Thoughts on Quantum Mechanics and Unified Field Theory -- 11 The Collaboration with E. Hopf and R.E.A.C. Paley -- 12 Birkhoffโ{128}{153}s Theorem and the Consolidation of Wienerโ{128}{153}s Ideas on Statistical Physics -- 13 Lee, Bush, and Wienerโ{128}{153}s Thoughts on Networks and Computers -- 14 Bigelow and Anti-Aircraft Fire Control, 1940-1945 -- 15 Arturo Rosenblueth and Wienerโ{128}{153}s Work in Physiology -- 16 McCulloch, Pitts and the Evolution of Wienerโ{128}{153}s Neurophysiological Ideas -- 17 The Cybernetical Movement and von Neumannโ{128}{153}s Letter, 1946 -- 18 Cybernetics -- 19 The Second Industrial Revolution and its Educational, Economic and Social Challenges -- 20 Wiener on Global Policy and Military Science; von Neumannโ{128}{153}s Position; Science and Human Welfare -- 21 Wienerโ{128}{153}s Excursion into the Religious Domain -- 22 Wienerโ{128}{153}s Literary Predilections and Initiatives. His Concept of Art -- 23 Wiener, the Man and the Teacher: Authenticity and Prejudice in his Attitudes and Writings -- 24 Epilogue -- Academic Vita of Norbert Wiener -- Doctoral Students of Norbert Wiener -- The Classification of Wienerโ{128}{153}s Papers -- Bibliography of Norbert Wiener -- Defense Department Documents -- References -- Name Index -- Photograph Index and Credits


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