Hopf, Eberhard, Lax, Peter D. & Schiffer, M.M.
Title Lecture Series of the Symposium on PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. [Univ. Calif.
Book Condition Collectible: Good
Edition First of this edition
Publisher Lawrence: Univ. of Kansas 1957-01-01
Seller ID 242483
First edition of the papers of 3 of the 5 presenters at the symposium. The papers of Peter Lax were extended from the symposium for this publication: "Difference Approximation to Solutions of Linear Differential Equations -- An Operator Theoretical Approach", and "A Phragmen- Lindelof Prinicple in Harmonic Analysis, with Applications to the Separation of Variables in the Theory of Elliptical Equtions". Lax was among "The Martians", a group of prominent Hungarian scientists of Jewish descent who emigrated to the United States in the early half of the 20th century.They included, among others, Theodore von Kármán, John von Neumann, Paul Halmos, Eugene Wigner, Edward Teller, George Pólya, John G. Kemeny and Paul Erd?s. They received the name from a fellow Martian Leó Szilárd, who jokingly suggested that Hungary was a front for aliens from Mars.