Differential Equations of My Young Years

Differential Equations of My Young Years

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Vladimir Maz'ya (born 1937) is an outstanding mathematician who systematically made fundamental contributions to a wide array of areas in mathematical analysis and in the theory of partial differential equations. In this fascinating book he describes the first thirty years of his life. He starts with the story of his family, speaks about his childhood, high school and university years, describe his formative years as a mathematician. Behind the author's personal recollections, with his own joys, sorrows and hopes, one sees a vivid picture of the time. He speaks warmly about his friends, both outside and inside mathematics. The author describes the awakening of his passion for mathematics and his early achievements. He mentions a number of mathematicians who influenced his professional life. The book is written in a readable and inviting way sometimes with a touch of humor. It can be of interest for a very broad readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319349060
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Vladimir Maz'ya is one of the most distinguished mathematical analysts of our time known for his vast and multi-faceted scientific work and for his impact on contemporary mathematics. He was born in Leningrad in 1937 and graduated from Leningrad University in 1960. Since 1990 he has been living in Sweden. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the recipient of several international prizes.

Table of Contents

Foreword.- The beginning.- The time of peace is over.- My mother’s story.- My father’s story.- In Sverdlovsk.- Back to Leningrad.- Crime without punishment.- Even the sun has spots.- It is so difficult to become an “A” student.- The importance of being an “A” student.- Slingshots.- Illnesses.- “Physcult” and sports.- A sharp kid.- Foreign languages.- My interests.- Poetry.- Fimka.- The first place in the District!.- The indecent topic.- My circle of reading.- I chose mathematics.- A circle at the Palace of Pioneers.- Two lectures for the school teachers.- The English teacher.- Arkady Alexeev.- Alexeev’s story.- Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.-You cannot live without the women. No!.- The first Mathmech year.- Student contests.- We lead our life in major key.- A mysterious ID.- Musical moments.- Valery Maisky.- The authorities did not like me.- How did I not become a dissident.- Misha Danilov.- Fractional derivatives.- Student Scientific Society (SSS) and Tseitin.- “Quasi-publication” and S. M. Lozinsky.- The Mathmech choir.- My doubts and S. G. Mikhlin’s advice.- A few words about Mikhlin The virgin soil.- Bakelman’s special course.- Job placement.- Siegfried.- Steel sheets and YMS.- Possibility and reality.- Defense at the Moscow State University.- Defense at the Leningrad University.- About V.I. Smirnov.- An order: scatter the composed type.- About the “Big Seminar”.- After the defense of the Doctor’s degree dissertation.- Non-travels to foreign countries.- Counterexamples to the Hilbert problem.- Talent.- Farewell, my young years!.- Under close surveillance?.

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