# John G. Kemeny

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Jewish-Hungarian American mathematician, computer scientist, educator, and President of Dartmouth College

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## John G. Kemeny's Degrees

- PhD Mathematics Princeton University

## Why Is John G. Kemeny Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, John George Kemeny was a Hungarian-born American mathematician, computer scientist, and educator best known for co-developing the BASIC programming language in 1964 with Thomas E. Kurtz. Kemeny served as the 13th President of Dartmouth College from 1970 to 1981 and pioneered the use of computers in college education. Kemeny chaired the presidential commission that investigated the Three Mile Island accident in 1979. According to György Marx he was one of The Martians.

## John G. Kemeny's Published Works

### Published Works

- Finite Markov chains (1960) (3128)
- Denumerable Markov chains (1969) (1021)
- Mathematical models in the social sciences (1964) (675)
- Introduction to finite mathematics (1957) (228)
- Fair bets and inductive probabilities (1955) (193)
- A GENERALIZATION OF THE VON NEUMANN MODEL OF AN EXPANDING ECONOMY (1956) (167)
- Degree of Factual Support (1952) (141)
- A Philosopher Looks At Science (1960) (130)
- The Use of Simplicity in Induction (1953) (91)
- Man Viewed as a Machine (1955) (62)
- Finite Mathematical Structures (1960) (60)
- A logical measure function (1953) (58)
- Basic Programming (1968) (48)
- Generalization of a fundamental matrix (1981) (44)
- Potentials for denumerable Markov chains (1961) (43)
- Finite Continuous Time Markov Chains (1961) (39)
- Finite Mathematics With Business Applications (1972) (35)
- A new approach to semantics – Part I (1956) (33)
- Dartmouth time-sharing. Development of the system by a team of faculty and undergraduates is described. (1968) (30)
- Man and the computer (1972) (28)
- Models of logical systems (1948) (25)
- Back to BASIC: The History, Corruption, and Future of the Language (1985) (22)
- Two Measures of Complexity (1955) (22)
- Game-Theoretic Solution of Baccarat (1957) (18)
- Properties of Markov Chains (1976) (17)
- On reduction (1956) (16)
- The Exponential Function (1957) (15)
- Slowly spreading chains of the first kind (1966) (14)
- Boundary theory for recurrent Markov chains (1963) (14)
- A probability limit theorem requiring no moments (1959) (14)
- A New Approach to Semantics (1970) (14)
- Undecidable problems of elementary number theory (1958) (13)
- Representation theory for denumerable Markov chains (1966) (13)
- Markov processes in learning theory (1957) (12)
- Generalized random variables (1959) (12)
- Extension of the methods of inductive logic (1952) (12)
- The case for computer literacy. (1983) (12)
- Largest prime factor (1993) (9)
- A Contribution to Inductive Logic (1953) (8)
- Random Essays on Mathematics, Education and Computers (1966) (8)
- How computers have changed the way I teach (1988) (8)
- Notes on discrete potential theory (1961) (7)
- "A Philosopher looks at Science", John G. Kemeny, Princeton-New Jersey-Toronto-London-New York 1959 : [recenzja] / M. B.-N. (1960) (7)
- Systematic Power (1955) (6)
- 15. THE EFFECT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTITUDES ON THE OUTCOMES OF GAMES (1958) (6)
- Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata. John von Neumann. Edited by Arthur W. Burks. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1966. 408 pp., illus. $10 (1967) (6)
- Prerequisites From Analysis (1976) (6)
- Mathematical Models in the Social Sciences@@@Types of Formalization in Small-Group Research (1963) (6)
- Review: Rudolf Carnap, Logical Foundations of Probability (1951) (6)
- The Dartmouth Time-Sharing Computing System. Final Report. (1967) (6)
- What Every College President Should Know About Mathematics (1973) (5)
- Matrix Representation for Combinatorics (1984) (5)
- Review: W. V. Quine, Two Dogmas of Empiricism (1952) (5)
- On Markov Chain Potentials (1961) (4)
- Excessive functions of continuous time Markov chains (1967) (4)
- A philosopher looks at political science (1960) (4)
- The University in Steady State. (1975) (3)
- Semimartingales of Markov Chains (1958) (3)
- Markov chains and summability methods (1971) (3)
- A New Potential Operator for Recurrent Markov Chains (1963) (3)
- The Universal Constructor: Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata . John von Neumann. Edited by Arthur W. Burks. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1966. 408 pp., illus. $10. (1967) (3)
- Review: Rudolf Carnap, The Nature and Application of Inductive Logic, Consisting of Six Sections from: Logical Foundations of Probability (1951) (3)
- Popper Karl R.. Degree of confirmation. The British journal for the philosophy of science , vol. 5 (1954–1955), pp. 143–149. Popper K. R.. Errata and corrigenda. The British journal for the philosophy of science , vol. 5 (1954–1955), p. 359. (1955) (2)
- Introduction to Finite Mathematics.@@@Mathematics: With Applications in the Management, Natural, and Social Sciences.@@@Graphs, Models, and Finite Mathematics. (1975) (2)
- Finite Mathematics — Then and Now (1983) (2)
- A new approach to semantics – Part II (1956) (2)
- A further note on discrete potential theory (1963) (2)
- Micros enrich the teaching experience (1987) (1)
- Review: Hao Wang, On Zermelo's and von Neumann's Axioms for Set Theory (1950) (1)
- New directions in mathematics : Dartmouth College Mathematics Conference, Nov. 3-4, 1961 (1963) (1)
- Decision Trees, Truth Tables@@@Finite Mathematics with Business Applications (1963) (1)
- Review: Willard Van Orman Quine, Meaning and Existential Inference (1954) (1)
- A Place Apart (1977) (1)
- Margenau Henry. The nature of physical reality. A philosophy of modern physics . McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York - Toronto - London 1950, xiii + 479 pp. (1953) (1)
- Ergodic theorem for general functions (1960) (1)
- Review: R. M. Martin, On `Analytic.' (1952) (1)
- Extremely small malfunction. and then something terrible happened (1979) (1)
- A Treatise on Induction and Probability (1953) (1)
- Quine Willard Van Orman. Logic and the vesication of universals. Front a logical point of view , by Quine Willard Van Orman, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1953, pp. 102–129. (1954) (1)
- Review: Karl R. Popper, Two Autonomous Axiom Systems for the Calculus of Probabilities (1958) (0)
- Computing for a course in finite mathematics (1985) (0)
- True Basic 2.62 (Macintosh/Student Edition) (1992) (0)
- Recurrent Boundary Theory (1976) (0)
- Quine Willard Van Orman. Meaning and existential inference. Front a logical point of view, by Quine Willard Van Orman, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1953, pp. 160–167. (1954) (0)
- Software for the classroom (1991) (0)
- Review: Laszlo Kalmar, A Direct Proof of the Unsolvability of the Decision Problem by Means of a General Recursive Algorithm (1959) (0)
- Introduction to Potential Theory (1976) (0)
- Sellars Wilfrid. Inference and meaning. Mind, n.s. vol. 62 (1953), pp. 313–338. (1956) (0)
- Review: Laszlo Kalmar, Recent Results Concerning the Foundations of Mathematics; Alfred Renyi, Gyorgy Alexits, Janos Aczel, Remarks Concerning the Lecture of Laszlo Kalmar; Laszlo Kalmar, Laszlo Kalmar's Reply (1959) (0)
- Private Higher Education: Today and Tomorrow. (1977) (0)
- Goodstein R. L.. Proof by reductio ad absurdum. The mathematical gazette, vol. 32 (1948), pp. 198–204. (1950) (0)
- Mates Benson. Analytic sentences. The philosophical review , vol. 60 (1951), pp. 525–534. (1952) (0)
- Quine Willard Van Orman. Notes on the theory of reference. Front a logical point of view , by Quine Willard Van Orman, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1953, pp. 130–138. (1954) (0)
- BOOK AND FILM REVIEWS: Concepts Rather than Details: Man and the Computer (1974) (0)
- Martin R. M.. On ‘analytic.’ Philosophical studies, vol. 3 (1952), pp. 42–47. (1952) (0)
- The Mystique of University of Endowments. (1983) (0)
- Wang Hao. On Zermelo's and von Neumann's axioms for set theory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 35 (1949), pp. 150–155. (1950) (0)
- Review: Laszlo Kalmar, Eine Einfache Konstruktion Unentscheidbarer Satze in Formalen Systemen; Laszlo Kalmar, Ernst v. Glasersfeld, A Simple Construction of Undecidable Propositions in Formal Systems (1952) (0)
- Structured BASIC Programming (1987) (0)
- Review: Rozsa Peter, Playing with the Infinite. Mathematics for Outsiders (1948) (0)
- 19. A New Approach to n-Person Games (1959) (0)
- Review: Karl R. Popper, A Note on Tarski's Definition of Truth (1957) (0)
- Representation Theory for a Class of Denumerable Markov Chains (1968) (0)
- Introduction to finite mathematics / John G. Kemeny, J. Laurie Snell, Gerald L. Thompson (1978) (0)
- The Universal Constructor. (Book Reviews: Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata) (1967) (0)
- Review: R. L. Goodstein, Proof by Reductio ad Absurdum (1950) (0)
- Review: Wilfrid Sellars, Inference and Meaning (1956) (0)
- Karl R. Popper. A note on Tarski's definition of truth. Mind , n.s. vol. 64 (1955), pp. 388–391. (1957) (0)
- Russell L. J.. A problem of Lewis Carroll. Mind , n.s. vol. 60 (1951), pp. 394–396. Corrigenda, ibid., n.s. vol. 61 (1952), p. 136. (1956) (0)
- Mostowski Andrzej. Axiom of choice for finite sets. Fundamenta mathematicae , vol. 33 (1945), pp. 137–168. (1948) (0)
- Recurrent Potential Theory (1976) (0)
- Why I Might Refuse a Million-Dollar Gift. (1978) (0)
- Review: L. J. Russell, A Problem of Lewis Carroll (1956) (0)
- Review: Laszlo Kalmar, The Solution of a Problem of K. Schroter, Concerning the Definition of General Recursive Functions (1960) (0)
- Review: Henry Margenau, The Nature of Physical Reality. A Philosophy of Modern Physics (1953) (0)
- Transient Potential Theory (1976) (0)
- Review: Benson Mates, Analytic Sentences (1952) (0)
- Review: Rudolf Carnap, The Continuum of Inductive Methods (1953) (0)
- Transient Boundary Theory (1976) (0)
- Section B—Pittsburgh Room, Penn-Sheraton Hotel (1963) (0)
- BOOK AND FILM REVIEWS: Highly Recommended: Basic Programming (1972) (0)
- Review: Laurence J. Lafleur, Ambiguities in the Schroder-Bernstein Theorem (1948) (0)

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