
Uhlenbeck, G. Lectures in statistical mechanics
The Rockefeller University
George Eugène Uhlenbeck. Lectures in statistical mechanics
Series: Lectures in applied mathematics (American Mathematical Society); v. 1
This is the first of a series of four volumes containing the Proceedings of the Summer Seminar on Applied Mathematics, arranged by the American Mathematical Society and held at the University of Colorado in 1960. The Seminar was under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Atomic Energy Commission, and the Office of Ordnance Research.
This Seminar was designed to enlarge the muchneeded contact between mathematicians and physicists. The purpose of the Seminar was primarily instructional, with emphasis on basic courses in classical quantum theory, quantum theory of fields and elementary particles, and statistical physics. The publication of these volumes is intended to extend the same information presented at the Seminar to a much wider public than was privileged to actually attend, while at the same time serving as a permanent reference for those who did attend.

Unhenbeck, G./editor. Studies in statistical mechanics
The Rockefeller University
Studies in statistical mechanics/ edited by Jan de Boer and George Eugène Uhlenbeck
Series: Studies in statistical mechanics. In 3 volumes

Wang, H. A logical journey : from Gödel to philosophy
The Rockefeller University
Hao Wang. A logical journey: from Gödel to philosophy
Series: Representation and mind
Hao Wang (19211995) was one of the few confidants of the great mathematician and logician Kurt Gödel. A Logical Journey is a continuation of Wang's Reflections on Gödel and also elaborates on discussions contained in From Mathematics to Philosophy. A decade in preparation, it contains important and unfamiliar insights into Gödel's views on a wide range of issues, from Platonism and the nature of logic to minds and machines, the existence of God, and positivism and phenomenology. The impact of Gödel's theorem on twentiethcentury thought is on par with that of Einstein's theory of relativity, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, or Keynesian economics. These previously unpublished intimate and informal conversations, however, bring to light and amplify Gödel's other major contributions to logic and philosophy. They reveal that there is much more in Gödel's philosophy of mathematics than is commonly believed, and more in his philosophy than his philosophy of mathematics. Wang writes that "it is even possible that his quite informal and loosely structured conversations with me, which I am freely using in this book, will turn out to be the fullest existing expression of the diverse components of his inadequately articulated general philosophy. "The first two chapters are devoted to Gödel's life and mental development. In the chapters that follow, Wang illustrates the quest for overarching solutions and grand unification of knowledge and action in Gödel's written speculations on God and an afterlife. He gives the background and a chronological summary of the conversations considers Gödel's comments on philosophies and philosophers (his support of Husserl's phenomenology and his digressions on Kant and Wittgenstein), and his attempt to demonstrate the superiority of the mind's power over brains and machines. Three chapters are tied together by what Wang perceives to be Gödel's governing ideal of philosophy: an exact theory in which mathematics and Newtonian physics serve as a model for philosophy or metaphysics. Finally, in an epilog, Wang sketches his own approach to philosophy in contrast to his interpretation of Gödel's outlook.

Wang, H. Computation, logic, philosophy: a collection of essays
The Rockefeller University
Hao Wang. Computation, logic, philosophy: a collection of essays
Series: Mathematics and its applications (Kluwer Academic Publishers). China series
This is a collection of research papers by Wang Hao, a distinguished logician with international fame. All these papers, most of which have been published in various academic journals in the last 30 years, are related to a single theme: logic and computers. Among them are the pioneering papers on automated theorem proving, written by Wang back in the sixtiespapers which actually opened up a new horizon and for which Wang was awarded the milestone prize o ATP in 1982.
The investigation into the relationship between mathematical logic and computer science is an area that has attracted the attention of many researchers in recent years.

Wang, H. Logic, computers, and sets
The Rockefeller University
Hao Wang. Logic, computers, and sets
The present work is an unabridged reprint, with minor alterations, of a work first published by Science Press at Peking in 1962 and by Science Press and NorthHolland Publishing Company in 1964 under the title A Survey of Mathematical Logic.

Wang, H. Reflections on Kurt Gödel
The Rockefeller University
Hao Wang. Reflections on Kurt Gödel
Kurt Gödel was indisputably one of the greatest thinkers of our time, and in this first extended treatment of his life and work, Hao Wang, who was in close contact with Gödel in his last years, brings out the full subtlety of Gödel's ideas and their connection with grand themes in the history of mathematics and philosophy. The subjects he covers include the completeness of elementary logic, the limits of formalization, the problem of evidence, the concept of set, the philosophy of mathematics, time and relativity theory, metaphysics, and religion, as well as general ideas on philosophy as a worldview.

Weiss, P. Dynamics of development: experiments and inferences
The Rockefeller University
Paul Weiss. Dynamics of development: experiments and inferences; selected papers on developmental biology
A unique selection of the author’s published articles carefully chosen for their importance to the fields of developmental and cellular biology. Previously scattered over a wide variety of media and often inaccessible, the material in this integrated presentation is a synthesis of forty years of study in areas as diverse as regeneration, neuronal specificity, growth control, cell locomotion, and macromolecular tissue organization. The integrative “systems” approach developed by the author now is standard in the physical and behavioral sciences. This approach is demonstrated through his analytical experimentation and theoretical interpretation of structure, adaptation, behavior, differentiation, and dynamics of biological systems.
Anatomists, biologists, geneticists, neurologists, oncologists, pathologists, psychologists, and teratologists will find this work invaluable.

Weiss, P. The science of life: the living systema system for living
The Rockefeller University
Paul Weiss. The science of life: the living systema system for living
Provocative yet realistic, The Science of Life concisely establishes the scientific rationale of civilized man’s obligation to strive for a balanced perspective in which ideological extremes are recognized for what they are: artificially disconnected opposite ends of continuous scales of intergrading values, fortified in antagonistic isolation by verbal symbolism and the instinctual vestiges of man’s biological past.
The author, one of the world’s most distinguished experimental and theoretical biologists, reconciles putatively incompatible alternatives – holism and reductionism, field dynamics and particulate autonomy, etc. – to illustrate the larger task of man – that of developing a workable and balanced perspective. Although he leaves the implementation of this task to education itself, he does state clearly and incisively what must be done: the course of education must be changed from fragmented and dispersive dealings to a systematic concerted convergence upon the core problem of education – to aid human individuals in developing their native potential to the fullest.

Wilson, V. Mammalian vestibular physiology
The Rockefeller University
Victor J. Wilson. Mammalian vestibular physiology

Zworykin, V. Photocells and their application
The Rockefeller University
V. K. Zworykin, E. D Wilson. Photocells and their application
The book presents a historical overview of the work of the early experiments by Hertz, Hallwachs, Rigoni, Stoletow, Elster and Geitel, Lenard and others as well as a comprehensive discussion of the theory of radiation and the photoemissive effect, the methods of preparing photocells, and a description of the various types of cells.
The latter half of the book is devoted to a modern treatment of the manifold applications of photocells – their use in sound movies, in facsimile transmission, in television and many others of the greatest importance. The book is concluded with a glimpse into the future of photocells, indicating the trend of their possible advancement and improvement.
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