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Lax, Peter D.

Overview
Works: 138 works in 553 publications in 5 languages and 7,752 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, pre, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QA401, 530.151
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Most widely held works about Peter D Lax
 
Most widely held works by Peter D Lax
Scattering theory by Peter D Lax( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition of a classic book, which established scattering theory as an important and fruitful area of research, reflects the wealth of new results discovered in the intervening years. This new, revised edition should continue to inspire researchers to expand the application of the original ideas proposed by the authors
Calculus with applications and computing by Peter D Lax( Book )

81 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of Lax, Burstein, and Lax's Calculus with Applications and Computing offers meaningful explanations of the important theorems of single variable calculus. Written with students in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering in mind, and revised with their help, it shows that the themes of calculation, approximation, and modeling are central to mathematics and the main ideas of single variable calculus. This edition brings the innovation of the first edition to a new generation of students. New sections in this book use simple, elementary examples to show that when applying calculus concepts to approximations of{OCLCbr#A0} functions, uniform convergence is more natural and easier to use than point-wise convergence. As in the original, this edition includes material that is essential for students in science and engineering, including an elementary introduction to complex numbers and complex-valued functions, applications of calculus to modeling vibrations and population dynamics, and an introduction to probability and information theory
Hyperbolic systems of conservation laws and the mathematical theory of shock waves by Peter D Lax( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Linear algebra by Peter D Lax( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to linear algebra by world renowned mathematician Peter Lax is unique in its emphasis on the analytical aspects of the subject as well as its numerous applications. The book grew out of Dr. Lax's course notes for the linear algebra classes he teaches at New York University. Geared to graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates, it assumes only limited knowledge of linear algebra and avoids subjects already heavily treated in other textbooks. And while it discusses linear equations, matrices, determinants, and vector spaces, it also includes a number of exciting topics that are not covered elsewhere, such as eigenvalues, the Hahn-Banach theorem, geometry, game theory, and numerical analysis. Clear, concise, and superbly organized. Linear Algebra is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and also serves as a handy professional reference
Hyperbolic partial differential equations by Peter D Lax( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of hyperbolic equations is a large subject, and its applications are many: fluid dynamics and aerodynamics, the theory of elasticity, optics, electromagnetic waves, direct and inverse scattering, and the general theory of relativity. This book is an introduction to most facets of the theory and is an ideal text for a second-year graduate course on the subject. The first part deals with the basic theory: the relation of hyperbolicity to the finite propagation of signals, the concept and role of characteristic surfaces and rays, energy, and energy inequalities. The structure of solutions of equations with constant coefficients is explored with the help of the Fourier and Radon transforms. The existence of solutions of equations with variable coefficients with prescribed initial values is proved using energy inequalities. The propagation of singularities is studied with the help of progressing waves. The second part describes finite difference approximations of hyperbolic equations, presents a streamlined version of the Lax-Phillips scattering theory, and covers basic concepts and results for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws, an active research area today. Four brief appendices sketch topics that are important or amusing, such as Huygens' principle and a theory of mixed initial and boundary value problems. A fifth appendix by Cathleen Morawetz describes a nonstandard energy identity and its uses. -- Back cover
Differential equations : La Pietra 1996 : Conference on Differential Equations marking the 70th birthdays of Peter Lax and Louis Nirenberg, July 3-7, 1996, Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy by Conference on Differential Equations( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent advances in partial differential equations, Venice 1996 : proceedings of a conference in honor of the 70th birthdays of Peter D. Lax and Louis Nirenberg : June 10-14, 1996, Venice, Italy by Renato Spigler( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonlinear partial differential equations in applied science : proceedings of the U.S.-Japan seminar, Tokyo, 1982 by U.S.-Japan Seminar on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Applied Science( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Applied Science
Decay of solutions of systems of nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws by James Glimm( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex proofs of real theorems by Peter D Lax( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of functions of a real variable. [Lectures at] New York University [Institute of Mathematical Sciences] 1958-1959 by Peter D Lax( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Italian and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of functions of a real variable, 1959 by Peter D Lax( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of mathematical physics by Richard Courant( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the first volume of this work came out in Germany in 1924, this book has remained a classic in its field. Courant and Hilbert's treatment restores the historically deep connections between physical intuition and mathematical development, providing t
Otto Toeplitz by Stefan Hildebrandt( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1999 in German and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a brief biographical sketch of Jewish German mathematician Otto Toeplitz (1881-1940), compiled as part of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. Notes that Toeplitz's work focused on infinite linear and quadratic forms
Selected papers by Peter D Lax( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned mathematician who considers himself both applied and theoretical in his approach, the author has spent most of his professional career at NYU, making significant contributions to both mathematics and computing. He has written several published works and has received numerous honors
Selected papers by Peter D Lax( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 honours 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. These 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 selection 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
Selected papers by Peter D Lax( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Laks, Piter D.

Laks, Piter D. 1926-

Lax, P. 1926-

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Lax, P. D. 1926-

Lax, P. D. (Peter David), 1926-

Lax, P. (Peter), 1926-

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Lax, Peter David 1926-

Laxi Peter

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Peter David Lax

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Лакс, Питер Д..

Питер Лакс венгерский и американский математик

פיטר לקס

بيتر لاكس

پیتر لاکس ریاضی‌دان اهل مجارستان

럭스 페테르

ピーター・ラックス

ラックス, P

ラックス, P. D.

彼得·拉克斯

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English (291)

German (12)

Italian (4)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

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Hyperbolic systems of conservation laws and the mathematical theory of shock wavesLinear algebraHyperbolic partial differential equationsDifferential equations : La Pietra 1996 : Conference on Differential Equations marking the 70th birthdays of Peter Lax and Louis Nirenberg, July 3-7, 1996, Villa La Pietra, Florence, ItalyRecent advances in partial differential equations, Venice 1996 : proceedings of a conference in honor of the 70th birthdays of Peter D. Lax and Louis Nirenberg : June 10-14, 1996, Venice, ItalyNonlinear partial differential equations in applied science : proceedings of the U.S.-Japan seminar, Tokyo, 1982Recent advances in nonlinear partial differential equations and applications : conference in honor of Peter D. Lax and Louis Nirenberg on their 80th birthdays, June 7-10, 2006, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha at Palacio Lorenzana, Toledo, SpainMethods of mathematical physics