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Paul Halmos celebrating 50 years of mathematics

Author: Paul R Halmos; John H Ewing; Frederick W Gehring
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dozen articles review the work of mathematician, writer, and editor Halmos, many of them reminiscences by his colleagues. Another dozen articles present views of his particular specialty, operator  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Paul R Halmos; Paul R Halmos; Halmos.; Paul R Halmos; Paul R Halmos
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Halmos; John H Ewing; Frederick W Gehring
ISBN: 0387975098 9780387975092 3540975098 9783540975090
OCLC Number: 22859036
Description: viii, 320 p. : ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Interviews : part I : maverick mathologist ; Part II : in touch with God / Donald J. Albers --
Paul Halmos's expository writing / Leonard Gillman --
Paul Halmos : words more than numbers / W.M. Priestley --
Paul Halmos as graduate student / Warren Ambrose --
Early days at Mathematical Reviews / R.P. Boas --
Reminiscences / Irving Kaplansky --
Writing mathematics / J.L. Kelley --
Some early memories around Paul Halmos / Hans Samelson --
Recollections of P.R. Halmos at Chicago / E.H. Spanier --
Reminiscences of Chicago in the fifties / Morris W. Hirsch --
Reflections on graduate education / Rob Kirby --
Michigan years / R.G. Douglas --
Walking and talking with Halmos / Lawrence J. Wallen. Being professional / John H. Ewing --
Reflections of a department chair / G.L. Alexanderson --
Paul Halmos and the progress of operator theory / John B. Conway --
Characteristic classes and characteristic forms / Shiing-Shen Chern --
Equivalents of the invariant subspace problem / Peter Rosenthal --
Probability vs. measure / J.L. Doob --
New Hilbert spaces from old / Donald Sarason --
Some universal constraints for discrete Möbius groups / F.W. Gehring and G.J. Martin --
Noncommutative variations on theorems of Marcel Riesz and others / T.A. Gillespie --
On products of involutions / William H. Gustafson --
Paul Halmos and Toeplitz operators / Sheldon Axler. Lesbesgue's "Fundamental theorem of calculus" revisited / S.K. Berberian --
Mathematics from fun & fun from mathematics : an informal autobiographical history of combinatorial games / Richard K. Guy --
Quantification theory in a nutshell / Raymond M. Smullyan --
The Legendre relation for elliptic integrals / Peter Duren.
Other Titles: Paul Halmos celebrating fifty years of mathematics.
Responsibility: John H. Ewing, F.W. Gehring, editors.
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