Karush, William (1917-1997, Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1942). Mathematical Programming, Man-Computer Search and System Control. SDC (System Development Corporation), Santa Monica, California. Published 16 May 1962, SP-828. 11x8 inches, 33pp (mimeographed (?)) sheets, staple bound. Very good condition. $150
Abstract: "This analysis falls into two main parts -- the first describes some current research work in mathematical programming and related fields; the second presents some general aspects of computer methods and applications which may influence the future work of researchers in mathematical methods of system optimization throughout the country." (Author)
"William Karush (1 March 1917 – 22 February 1997) was a professor emeritus of Cal State Northridge, and is a mathematician best known for his contribution to Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions. He was the first to publish the necessary conditions for the inequality constrained problem in his Masters thesis, although he became renowned after a seminal conference paper by Harold W. Kuhn and Albert W. Tucker."-_Wiki mathematical biography.
Warren Weaver. "The Mathematics of Communication", in Scientific American, July 1949, pp 11-15 in the issue of pp 1-62. Original printed wrappers. Very nice copy, with a little tearing of the front top-quarter of the hinge and some chipping at the edges. $225
This is Weaver's very successful popularization of Claude Shannon's great paper ("A Mathematical Theory of Communication") which was published about a year earlier in the July and October issues of the Bell System Technical Journal.
Rudolf Sesing writes in "60 years “A Mathematical Theory of Communication”, Towards a “Fuzzy Information Theory”:
"When 60 years ago Shannon established “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” nobody could know the consequences for science and technology in the second half of the century.Shannon published his article in two parts in the July and October 1948 editions of the Bell System Technical Journal. However, it is very probable that this article wouldn’t have become famous without the help of Weaver, whose popular text “The Mathematics of communication” re-interpreted Shannon’s work for broader scientific audiences. Weaver’s “preface” and Shannon’s article were published together in the book The Mathematical Theory of Communication (1949) that represents the beginning of the then so-called “Information theory”. However, in his “introduction” Weaver went over and above Shannon ́s mathematical theory mentioning not only the technical but also the semantic and influential problems of communication. This classification is very similar to the foundations of the Theory of Signs (1938) that was established by Morris. This paper deals with the connectivity between this Information theory and the Theory of Fuzzy sets and systems that appeared in the first half of the 1950s.Then the paper focuses to the non-technical but philosophical aspects of information theory and it advocates a fuzzy information theory that has to be appropriate to cover the concept of information– particularly with regard to the philosophical aspects"
A selection of five papers from 1948 and 1949 on computing and computer science. All are monthly issues, removed from the larger bound volumes, with their front wrappers (only). The group: $500
1) Robert Tumbleson, "calculating Machines. January, 1948. Pp 6- 12
2) J.G. Brainerd & T.K. Sharpless. "The ENIAC." Article occupying pp 163-172 of the February 1948 issue of Electrical Engineering. Lovely copy, one old ownership stamp at top right.
The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, b. 1943-45) was, basically, the world’s first operational, high-speed digital computer, and the father of the computer industry. What we see to the left is the floor plan for the computer-with-no-monitor—I know to most people working today with a computer that the idea of a “floor plan” for anything that is not in a dark place at NSA is not easily conceivable. The 30-ton, 18,000 tube, 125 KHz ENIAC’s space was about 1800 square feet, where it was able to add about 5000 numbers/second, which was vastly faster than anything else in existence. It operated with 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors, 5 million hand-soldered joints and 6,000 manual switches. It was a magnificent achievement.
3) Winston Kock and R.L. Wallace, March 1949, "The Coaxial COmputer", pp 222-223
4) Warren S. McCulloch, "The Brain as a Computer", pp 492-497, June 1949.
5) E.G. Andrews, "The Bell Computer, Model VI", September 1949, pp 751-756.
293 mathematical offprints mainly
concerning topology and related areas bound in 14 volumes, mostly
from 1915-1932, though there are exceptions.
There are at least 293 offprints–I’ve probably missed a few short contributions. I'm guessing that there are about 3000 pp of effort, the 14 volumes being about 15 inches of shelf space.
All are nicely bound in uniform blue cloth, in 8vo and 4to sizes.
There are a few stand-alone publications, but outside of these (and I’d say that there are fewer than 6) all are offprints.
On a fairly sizable percentage I’ve noted the publisher as “source uncertain”–I am sure that these can be ascertained with minimal effort; but for what I’m trying to do here, that effort would’ve taken too long. All of the info is there to make the determinations, I just couldn’t do it for them all.
The offprints are almost all uniformly in at least VG condition. There are a few that are printed on bad paper during WWI.
Also, many have been trimmed so that there were only two sizes of bindings. The only thing trimmed would be the margins, and that’s all.
So: 14 volumes, 293 offprints: $6500
The leading names (by #) here are JW Alexander (19 papers), Alexandroff (7), Borsuk (18), Hopf (9), Hureqicz (10), Kuratowski (9), Menger (15, these look interesting), RL Moore (13), Sierpinski (8), von Kerekjarto (11), Whyburn (26), Wilder (12)
[KEY: I generated this list from a simple 4-column table; the data reads author (last first); title; volume the paper is located in; then publisher/year/pages of the journal it occupies.]
So, for example:
Adams, C.R. ,Transformations of Double Sequences..,8,Source uncertain, 1928 (?), 741-748
Means Adams wrote “Transformations...”, appearing in volume 8 of the Kline collection, original publisher of the ffprint is “uncertain” which actually just menas not yet identified; printed in 1928, occupying pp 741-748 of that journal.
The rest (enjoy the browse, John):
Adams, Raymond,On Summability of Double Series,14,Source/year uncertain, (1932?)
Adams, C.R.,Linear q-Difference Equations,8,Trans AMS (?), 1932 (?), 362-400
Adkisson, V.W.,On extending a continuous (1-1) correspondence of continuous curves on a sphere,12,CR Soc Sci Varsovie, 1934, 5-9
Adkisson, V.W.,Cyclicly connected continuous curves whose complementary domain boundaries...,12 ,CR Soc Sci Varsovie, 1930, 1-30
Alexander, J.W.,Topological Invariants of Knots and Links,14,Source uncertain, 1927, 275-306
Alexander, J.W.,Combinatorial Analysis Situs,14,source uncertain, 1925, 301-329
Alexander, J.w.,Note on two Three-Dimensional Manifolds...,14,Source uncertain, 1918, 338-342
Alexander, J.W.,Proof of Invariance if Certain Constants if Analysis Situs,14,Source uncertain, 1913, 148-154.
Alexander, J.W.,Invariant Points if a Surface transformation of Given Class,14,Source uncertain, 173-184
Alexander, J.W.,On Transformations with Invariant Points,14,Source uncertain, 1921, 89-94
Alexander, J.W.,Discrete Abelian Groups and their Character groups,13,Annals Math, 1934, 71-85
Alexander, J.W. ,On the Deformation of an n-Cell,9,Nas, 1923, 406-407
Alexander, J.W.,New Topological Invariants Expressible as Tensors,9,Nas, 1924, 99-103
Alexander, J.W.,Normal Forms for One- and Two-Sided Surfaces,9,Annals of Math, 1915, 158-161
Alexander, James W.,Note on Riemann Spaces,8,Bull AMS, 1920, 370-372
Alexander, J.W.,Sur les cycles des surfaces algebriques et sur une definition topologique...,14,Source uncertain,
Alexander, J.W.,On the Intersection Invariants of a Manifold,9,NAS, 1925, 144-146
Alexander, J.W.,The Combinatorial Theory of Complexes,9,Source Uncertain, (1930?), 292-320
Alexander, J.W.,A Lemma in Systems of Knotted Curves,9,NAS, 1923, 93-95
Alexander, J.W. ,A Proof of Jordan’s Theorem about a Simple Closed Curve,9,Annals of Math, 1920, 180-185
Alexander, J.W. and L.W. Cohen,A Classification of the Homology Groups of Compact Spaces,9,Source/year uncertain, 539-566
Alexander, J.W. ,On the Subdivision of 3-Space by a Polyhedron,9,NAS, 1924, 6pp
Alexander, J.W.,A Proof and Extension of the Jordan-Brouwer Separation Theorem,2 ,Source? 1920 (?) 331-349.
Alexandroff, P.,Une generalisation nouvelle du theoreme dr Phragmen-Brouwer,2,Acad des Scien, 1927, 1-3
Alexandroff, P.,Zum allgemeinen Dimensionsproblem.,7,Source uncertain, (1928), 1-20.
Alexandroff, P.,Ueber den allgemeinen Dimensionsbegriff...,7,Math Ann, 1928, 617-636
Alexandroff, P.,Grundbegriffe der Toplogie,11,SPRINGER, 1932, 1-48.
Alexandroff, P.,Dimensiontheorie. (Nice signed presentation copy to Kline.),11,Math Ann, 1932, 161-288.
Alexandroff, P.+ P. Urysohn,Ueber nulldimensionale Punktmengen,11,Math Ann, 1927, 90-106
Alexandroff, P. ,Ueber den allgemeinen Dimesionsbegriff,6,Math Ann, 1928, 618-636
Alexits, Georg.,Ueber die erweiterung einer Baireschen Funktion.,13,Source/year uncertain, 51-56
Alexnadroff, Paul,Sur la decomposition de l’espace par des ensembles fermes...,2,Acad des Scien, 1927, 1-3
Aronszajn, N.,Ueber ein Urbildproblem.,9,Source uncertain, 1930, 92-121
Aronszajn, N.,Sur les invariants des transformations continues d’ensembles,13,Source/year uncertain, 92-142
Aronszajn, N. ,Einige Bemerkungenueber den Begriff...,10,Source uncertain, 1929, 241-252
Ayres, W.L.,Sitzung der mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse...,3,Akad. Der Wis Wien., 1928 1pp
Ayres, W.L.,Ueber Verallgemeinerungen des Jordansche Kontinuums ,10 ,Source uncertain, 1928, 301-304
Ayres, W.L.,Conditions under which every arc of a continuous curve is a subset of a maximal arc of the curve,6,Math Ann, 1929, 194-209
Ayres, W.L.,Concerning Subsets of a Continuous Curve...,3,AMS,1927, 5 21-537
Ayres, W.L.,On avoidable Points of Continua with an Applications to end Points,5,Math Zeit, 1931, 162-178
Ayres, W.L. ,Continuoys Curves Which are Cyclically Connected...,3,Bul Polonais Science, 1928, 127-142
Ayres, W.L. ,On the regular points of a continuum.,4,Trans AMS, (1930?), 252-262
Ayres, W.L.,On the Density of the Cut Points and End Points of a Continuum.,5,Math Zeit, 1930, 659-667
sheets, stapled. 11x8, 19pp. Offset, typed document. Stamped
"Accessions Division, Nov 11, 1942, Library of Congress". With an
accompanying cover letter with the rubber stamp of Ericsson Telephone,
Sales Corp, NYC., and dated July 3, 1942. RARE. $1500
This is a general report on the origin, development and status of the Hagelin "cryptographers"-a word used here to describe the physical machines (rather than the people working on codes). Sections in the document include "Models Built at Express Demand of the French Authorities", "Evolution of Hand Cryptographer Type C-362", "Hagelin Cryptographer Models" (BC-38 and C-362), "Methods of Operation", "Superiority of Hagelin Cryptographers over Competing Makes", and others, including a final section "How to Sell Cryptographers". There is a mention of the "Enigma" machine on page 14, which is limited to mentioning that it is not sold outside of Germany. Although the Swiss firm founded by Boris Hagelin has manufactured, and continues to manufacture, many kinds of cipher machines, the words "Hagelin machine" will normally inspire thoughts of their unique lug and pin based machines.
Nobel Prize 1964: "for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle"
Charles Townes, J.P. Gordon, H.J. Zeiger, A.L. Schawlow. "Molecular Microwave Oscillator and New Hyperfine Structure in the Microwave Spectrum of NH3." the Physical Review, Vol. 95, No. 1, pp. 282-284; July 1, 1954. Nearly-fine copy, in the original wrappers.
A.L. Schawlow, C.H. Townes."Infrared and Optical Masers", in the Physical Review, Vol. 112, No. 6, pp. 1940-1949, December 15, 1958. A very good copy, in original wrappers. (With a name in pen at top right corner of the front cover.)
And Offered With:
J.P. Gordon, H.J. Zeiger, C.H. Townes. "The Maser - New type of Microwave Amplifier, Frequency Standard, and Spectrometer." In the Physical Review, August 15, 1955, pp 1264-1273. In the original wrapper. A very good copy, with a small bit of scuffing on the front wrapper, and the original owner's name on the upper corner top right front wrapper.
FIRST EDITIONS of three landmark papers by Charles Townes on the development of the laser. The three : SOLD