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Lax, Peter D.

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Works: 151 works in 707 publications in 7 languages and 9,788 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, pre, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QA3, 515
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Most widely held works by Peter D Lax
Scattering theory by Peter D Lax( Book )

47 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 998 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 )

89 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 805 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 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
Functional analysis by Peter D Lax( Book )

20 editions published between 1459 and 2014 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scattering theory for automorphic functions by Peter D Lax( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The application by Fadeev and Pavlov of the Lax-Phillips scattering theory to the automorphic wave equation led Professors Lax and Phillips to reexamine this development within the framework of their theory. This volume sets forth the results of that work in the form of new or more straightforward treatments of the spectral theory of the Laplace-Beltrami operator over fundamental domains of finite area; the meromorphic character over the whole complex plane of the Eisenstein series; and the Selberg trace formula. CONTENTS: 1. Introduction. 2. An abstract scattering theory. 3. A modified theory for second order equations with an indefinite energy form. 4. The Laplace-Beltrami operator for the modular group. 5. The automorphic wave equation. 6. Incoming and outgoing subspaces for the automorphic wave equations. 7. The scattering matrix for the automorphic wave equation. 8. The general case. 9. The Selberg trace formula
Hyperbolic systems of conservation laws and the mathematical theory of shock waves by Peter D Lax( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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
Linear algebra and its applications by Peter D Lax( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Linear Algebra and its Applications, Second Edition presents linear algebra as the theory and practice of linear spaces and linear maps with a unique focus on the analytical aspects as well as the numerous applications of the subject. In addition to thorough coverage of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, game theory, and numerical analysis, the Second Edition features student-friendly additions that enhance the book's accessibility, including expanded topical coverage in the early chapters, additional exercises, and solutions to selected problems."--Jacket
Hyperbolic partial differential equations by Peter D Lax( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 308 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
Partial differential equations. [Lecture] notes by Peter D Lax( Book )

45 editions published between 1900 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wave motion : theory, modelling, and computation : proceedings of a conference in honor of the 60th birthday of Peter D. Lax by Alexandre Joel Chorin( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 60th birthday of Peter Lax was celebrated at Berkeley by a conference entitled Wave Motion: theory, application and computation held at the mathematical Sciences Research Institute, June 9-12, 1986. Peter Lax has made profound and essential contributions to the topics described by the title of the conference, and has also contributed in important ways to many other mathematical subjects, and as a result this conference volume dedicated to him includes research work on a variety of topics, not all clearly related to its title
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 )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 264 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 248 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 )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 240 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 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Selected papers by Peter D Lax( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers by Peter D Lax( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 29 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
 
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Alternative Names
Laks, Piter D.

Laks, Piter D. 1926-

Lax, P. 1926-

Lax, P. D.

Lax, P. D. 1926-

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

Lax, P. (Peter), 1926-

Lax, Peter.

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Lax, Peter David 1926-

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Лакс, Питер Д..

Питер Лакс венгерский и американский математик

פיטר לקס מתמטיקאי אמריקאי

بيتر لاكس

بيتر لاكس رياضياتي أمريكي

پیتر لاکس ریاضی‌دان اهل مجارستان

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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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Functional analysisScattering theory for automorphic functionsHyperbolic systems of conservation laws and the mathematical theory of shock wavesLinear algebraLinear algebra and its applicationsHyperbolic 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, Italy