Gian-Carlo Rota on Analysis and Probability: Selected Papers and Commentaries / Edition 1

Gian-Carlo Rota on Analysis and Probability: Selected Papers and Commentaries / Edition 1

by Joseph P.S. Kung, Jean Dhombres
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817642757

ISBN-13: 9780817642754

Pub. Date: 12/06/2002

Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag

Gian-Carlo Rota was one of those rare mathematicians who made major contributions to several areas of mathematics. Presented in the first part of this volume are reprints of his papers in analysis, which were written at the beginning of his career. These papers on differential equations, operator theory, ergodic theory, and other subjects have a continuing and

Overview

Gian-Carlo Rota was one of those rare mathematicians who made major contributions to several areas of mathematics. Presented in the first part of this volume are reprints of his papers in analysis, which were written at the beginning of his career. These papers on differential equations, operator theory, ergodic theory, and other subjects have a continuing and pervasive influence. Reprints of his papers on convexity and probability theory are presented in the second part of the work. These were written towards the end of his career and contain many ideas that have yet to be fully developed. Comprehensive commentaries are included in every chapter. These survey articles detail work inspired by Rota's papers and also include discussions of many unsolved problems.

As is customary with Rota's writings, the papers included in the volume – some published here for the first time – contain many fresh and unexpected ideas for further research. Thus, this volume will be of interest to both experts and beginners in the above-mentioned fields.

Contributors: J. Dhombres, P.L. Duren, W.N. Everitt, D.A. Klain, J.P.S. Kung, A. Ramsay, M.M. Rao, J. Rovnyak, H.H. Schaefer, B. Schultze, J.T. Schwartz, N. Starr, G. Strang, D.C. Torney, R. Zaharopol, A. Zettl, X.-D. Zhang

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817642754
Publisher:
Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date:
12/06/2002
Series:
Contemporary Mathematicians Series
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
• Editors' Preface
• List of Reprinted Papers in Chronological Order
• Gian-Carlo Rota on His Work in Analysis
• Reminiscences of Gian-Carlo Rota / P. Duren
• Gian-Carlo Rota (1932-1999) / J.T. Schwartz
• Acknowledgements
• Differential Operators
• Theory of Linear Operators
• Reynolds Operators
• Ergodic Theory
• Inequalities
• Geometric Probability and Profinite Combinatorics
• Probability Theory

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