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George David Birkhoff and John von Neumann: A Question of Priority and the Ergodic Theorems, 1931-1932
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George David Birkhoff and John von Neumann: A Question of Priority and the Ergodic Theorems, 1931-1932

Author: Joseph D Zund Affiliation: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88003
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Historia Mathematica, v29 n2 (May 2002): 138-156
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Based on a recently discovered letter of John von Neumann to his friend Howard Percy Robertson, the present paper discusses in detail the priority of the discovery and publication of the ergodic theorems by George David Birkhoff and von Neumann in 1931/1932. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). À la suite de la découverte récente d'une lettre de John von Neumann à son ami Howard Percy Robertson, cet article examine en détail les priorités de George David Birkhoff et von Neumann dans la découverte et la publication des théorèmes ergodiques, dans les années 1931/1932. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). MSC subject classifications: 01A60, 01A70.  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph D Zund Affiliation: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88003
ISSN:0315-0860
Language Note: English
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Based on a recently discovered letter of John von Neumann to his friend Howard Percy Robertson, the present paper discusses in detail the priority of the discovery and publication of the ergodic theorems by George David Birkhoff and von Neumann in 1931/1932. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). À la suite de la découverte récente d'une lettre de John von Neumann à son ami Howard Percy Robertson, cet article examine en détail les priorités de George David Birkhoff et von Neumann dans la découverte et la publication des théorèmes ergodiques, dans les années 1931/1932. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). MSC subject classifications: 01A60, 01A70.

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