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Springer Collected Works in Mathematics

Selected Papers I

Authors: Lax, Peter D.

Editors: Sarnak, Peter, Majda, Andrew J. (Eds.)

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A renowned mathematician who considers himself both applied and theoretical in his approach, Peter Lax has spent most of his professional career at NYU, making significant contributions to both mathematics and computing. He has written several important published works and has received numerous honors including the National Medal of Science, the Lester R. Ford Award, the Chauvenet Prize, the Semmelweis Medal, the Wiener Prize, and the Wolf Prize. Several students he has mentored have become leaders in their fields.

Two volumes span the years from 1952 up until 1999, and cover many varying topics, from functional analysis, partial differential equations, and numerical methods to conservation laws, integrable systems and scattering theory. After each paper, or collection of papers, is a commentary placing the paper in context and where relevant discussing more recent developments. Many of the papers in these volumes have become classics and should be read by any serious student of these topics. In terms of insight, depth, and breadth, Lax has few equals. The reader of this selecta will quickly appreciate his brilliance as well as his masterful touch. Having this collection of papers in one place allows one to follow the evolution of his ideas and mathematical interests and to appreciate how many of these papers initiated topics that developed lives of their own.

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From the reviews:

"This is a collection of papers by one of the great mathematicians of our time. … The depth and wide range covered by Lax’s research contributions illustrate his broad view of mathematical analysis as a whole. The editors … have done an excellent job: they didn’t just collect some papers ‘at random’, but also explain, in detailed commentaries, the contents and importance of the included publications at the end of each section." (Jürgen Appell, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1087, 2006)

"Since Peter Lax was chosen as the recipient of the 2005 Abel Prize, it’s hardly necessary to say that his work is important. Libraries should consider his Selected Papers an essential acquisition. This first volume collects papers on partial differential equations, difference equations approximating PDEs, hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, and integrable systems." (Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MathDL, October, 2005)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selected Papers I
Authors
Editors
  • Peter Sarnak
  • Andrew J. Majda
Series Title
Springer Collected Works in Mathematics
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9432-4
Series ISSN
2194-9875
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 617
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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