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Solving Equations, an Elegant Legacy

by Jerry L. Kazdan

Year of Award: 1999

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 105, 1998, pp. 1-21

Summary: This paper discusses "solving equations," one of the primary themes in mathematics, with examples spanning many disciplines.

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About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 105 (1998)) Jerry L. Kazdan was an undergraduate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a graduate student at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (New York University). His main interests are partial differential equations and differential geometry. Since 1966 he has been at the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught at Harvard, Berkeley, UC Davis, and Tokyo as well as an invited guest at many universities throughout the world.


Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Differential & Difference Equations | Index
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008