Boas, Ralph P. (Ralph Philip) 19121992
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Works:  49 works in 330 publications in 5 languages and 7,688 library holdings 

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Classifications:  QA331, 517.5 
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Most widely held works by
Ralph P Boas
A primer of real functions by
Ralph P Boas(
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84 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a revised, updated, and augmented edition of a classic Carus monograph with a new chapter on integration and its applications. Earlier editions covered sets, metric spaces, continuous functions, and differentiable functions. To that, this edition adds sections on measurable sets and functions and the Lebesgue and Stieltjes integrals. The book retains the informal chatty style of the previous editions. It presents a variety of interesting topics, many of which are not commonly encountered in undergraduate textbooks, such as the existence of continuous everywhereoscillating functions; two functions having equal derivatives, yet not differing by a constant; application of Stieltjes integration to the speed of convergence of infinite series. For readers with a background in calculus, the book is suitable either for selfstudy or for supplemental reading in a course on advanced calculus or real analysis. Students of mathematics will find here the sense of wonder that was associated with the subject in its early days"Publisher description
84 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a revised, updated, and augmented edition of a classic Carus monograph with a new chapter on integration and its applications. Earlier editions covered sets, metric spaces, continuous functions, and differentiable functions. To that, this edition adds sections on measurable sets and functions and the Lebesgue and Stieltjes integrals. The book retains the informal chatty style of the previous editions. It presents a variety of interesting topics, many of which are not commonly encountered in undergraduate textbooks, such as the existence of continuous everywhereoscillating functions; two functions having equal derivatives, yet not differing by a constant; application of Stieltjes integration to the speed of convergence of infinite series. For readers with a background in calculus, the book is suitable either for selfstudy or for supplemental reading in a course on advanced calculus or real analysis. Students of mathematics will find here the sense of wonder that was associated with the subject in its early days"Publisher description
Entire functions by
Ralph P Boas(
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31 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
31 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polynomial expansions of analytic functions by
Ralph P Boas(
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8 editions published between 1958 and 1964 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph deals with the expansion properties, in the complex domain, of sets of polynomials which are defined by generating relations. It thus represents a synthesis of two branches of analysis which have been developing almost independently. On the one hand there has grown up a body of results dealing with the more or less formal prop erties of sets of polynomials which possess simple generating relations. Much of this material is summarized in the Bateman compendia (ERDELYI [1], voi. III, chap. 19) and in TRUESDELL [1]. On the other hand, a problem of fundamental interest in classical analysis is to study the representability of an analytic function f(z) as a series, Lc, . p, . (z), where {p, . } is a prescribed sequence of functions, and the connections between the function f and the coefficients c, . . BIEBERBACH's mono graph Analytische Fortsetzung (Ergebnisse der Mathematik, new series, no. 3) can be regarded as a study of this problem for the special choice p, . (z) =z", and illustrates the depth and detail which such a specializa tion allows. However, the wealth of available information about other sets of polynomials has seldom been put to work in this connection (the application of generating relations to expansion of functions is not even mentioned in the Bateman compendia). At the other extreme, J.M
8 editions published between 1958 and 1964 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph deals with the expansion properties, in the complex domain, of sets of polynomials which are defined by generating relations. It thus represents a synthesis of two branches of analysis which have been developing almost independently. On the one hand there has grown up a body of results dealing with the more or less formal prop erties of sets of polynomials which possess simple generating relations. Much of this material is summarized in the Bateman compendia (ERDELYI [1], voi. III, chap. 19) and in TRUESDELL [1]. On the other hand, a problem of fundamental interest in classical analysis is to study the representability of an analytic function f(z) as a series, Lc, . p, . (z), where {p, . } is a prescribed sequence of functions, and the connections between the function f and the coefficients c, . . BIEBERBACH's mono graph Analytische Fortsetzung (Ergebnisse der Mathematik, new series, no. 3) can be regarded as a study of this problem for the special choice p, . (z) =z", and illustrates the depth and detail which such a specializa tion allows. However, the wealth of available information about other sets of polynomials has seldom been put to work in this connection (the application of generating relations to expansion of functions is not even mentioned in the Bateman compendia). At the other extreme, J.M
Invitation to complex analysis by
Ralph P Boas(
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21 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ideal for a first course in complex analysis, this book can be used either as a classroom text or for independent study. Written at a level accessible to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, the book is suitable for readers acquainted with advanced calculus or introductory real analysis. The treatment goes beyond the standard material of power series, Cauchy's theorem, residues, conformal mapping, and harmonic functions by including accessible discussions of intriguing topics that are uncommon in a book at this level. The flexibility afforded by the supplementary topics and applications makes the book adaptable either to a short, oneterm course or to a comprehensive, fullyear course. Detailed solutions of the exercises both serve as models for students and facilitate independent study. Supplementary exercises, not solved in the book, provide an additional teaching tool
21 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ideal for a first course in complex analysis, this book can be used either as a classroom text or for independent study. Written at a level accessible to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, the book is suitable for readers acquainted with advanced calculus or introductory real analysis. The treatment goes beyond the standard material of power series, Cauchy's theorem, residues, conformal mapping, and harmonic functions by including accessible discussions of intriguing topics that are uncommon in a book at this level. The flexibility afforded by the supplementary topics and applications makes the book adaptable either to a short, oneterm course or to a comprehensive, fullyear course. Detailed solutions of the exercises both serve as models for students and facilitate independent study. Supplementary exercises, not solved in the book, provide an additional teaching tool
Integrability theorems for trigonometric transforms by
Ralph P Boas(
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25 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph is areport on the present state of a fairly coherent collection of problems about which a sizeable literature has grown up in recent years. In this literature, some of the problems have, as it happens, been analyzed in great detail, whereas other very similar ones have been treated much more superficially. I have not attempted to improve on the literature by making equally detailed presentations of every topic. I have also not aimed at encyclopedic completeness. I have, however, pointed out some possible generalizations by stating a number of questions; some of these could doubtless be disposed of in a few minutes; some are probably quite difficult. This monograph was written at the suggestion of B. SZ.NAGY. I take this opportunity of pointing out that his paper [1] inspired the greater part of the material that is presented here; in particular, it contains the happy idea of focusing Y attention on the multipliers nYi, x R. ASKEY, P. HEYWOOD, M. and S. IZUMI, and S. WAINGER have kindly communicated some of their recent results to me before publication. I am indebted for help on various points to L.S. BOSANQUET, S.M. EDMONDS, G. GOES, S. IZUMI, A. ZYGMUND, and especially to R. ASKEY. My work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grants GP314, GP2491, GP3940 and GP5558. Evanston, Illinois, February, 1967 R.P. Boas, Jr. Contents Notations ... ʹ 1. Introduetion 3 ʹ2. Lemmas .. 7 ʹ 3. Theorems with positive or decreasing functions
25 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph is areport on the present state of a fairly coherent collection of problems about which a sizeable literature has grown up in recent years. In this literature, some of the problems have, as it happens, been analyzed in great detail, whereas other very similar ones have been treated much more superficially. I have not attempted to improve on the literature by making equally detailed presentations of every topic. I have also not aimed at encyclopedic completeness. I have, however, pointed out some possible generalizations by stating a number of questions; some of these could doubtless be disposed of in a few minutes; some are probably quite difficult. This monograph was written at the suggestion of B. SZ.NAGY. I take this opportunity of pointing out that his paper [1] inspired the greater part of the material that is presented here; in particular, it contains the happy idea of focusing Y attention on the multipliers nYi, x R. ASKEY, P. HEYWOOD, M. and S. IZUMI, and S. WAINGER have kindly communicated some of their recent results to me before publication. I am indebted for help on various points to L.S. BOSANQUET, S.M. EDMONDS, G. GOES, S. IZUMI, A. ZYGMUND, and especially to R. ASKEY. My work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grants GP314, GP2491, GP3940 and GP5558. Evanston, Illinois, February, 1967 R.P. Boas, Jr. Contents Notations ... ʹ 1. Introduetion 3 ʹ2. Lemmas .. 7 ʹ 3. Theorems with positive or decreasing functions
Lion hunting & other mathematical pursuits : a collection of mathematics, verse, and stories by
Ralph P Boas(
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13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the famous paper of 1938, 'A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting', written by Ralph Boas along with Frank Smithies, using the pseudonym H.W.O. Pe;tard, Boas describes sixteen methods for hunting a lion. This marvelous collection of Boas memorabilia contains not only the original article, but also several additional articles, as late as 1985, giving many further methods. But once you are through with lion hunting, you can hunt through the remainder of the book to find numerous gems by and about this remarkable mathematician. Not only will you find his biography of Bourbaki along with a description of his feud with the French mathematician, but also you will find a lucid discussion of the mean value theorem. There are anecdotes Boas told about many famous mathematicians, along with a large collection of his mathematical verses. You will find mathematical articles like a proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra and pedagogical articles giving Boas' views on making mathematics intelligible
13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the famous paper of 1938, 'A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Big Game Hunting', written by Ralph Boas along with Frank Smithies, using the pseudonym H.W.O. Pe;tard, Boas describes sixteen methods for hunting a lion. This marvelous collection of Boas memorabilia contains not only the original article, but also several additional articles, as late as 1985, giving many further methods. But once you are through with lion hunting, you can hunt through the remainder of the book to find numerous gems by and about this remarkable mathematician. Not only will you find his biography of Bourbaki along with a description of his feud with the French mathematician, but also you will find a lucid discussion of the mean value theorem. There are anecdotes Boas told about many famous mathematicians, along with a large collection of his mathematical verses. You will find mathematical articles like a proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra and pedagogical articles giving Boas' views on making mathematics intelligible
Probability by
Alʹbert Nikolaevich Shiri︠a︡ev(
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16 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book contains a systematic treatment of probability from the ground up, starting with intuitive ideas and gradually developing more sophisticated subjects, such as random walks, martingales, Markov chains, the measuretheoretic foundations of probability theory, weak convergence of probability measures, and the central limit theorem. Many examples are discussed in detail, and there are a large number of exercises. The book is accessible to advanced undergraduates and can be used as a text for independent study. ... This first volume contains updated references and substantial revisions of the first three chapters of the second edition. In particular, new material has been added on generating functions, the inclusionexclusion principle, theorems on monotonic classes (relying on a detailed treatment of "[pi][lambda]" systems), and the fundamental theorems of mathematical statistics"Back cover
16 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book contains a systematic treatment of probability from the ground up, starting with intuitive ideas and gradually developing more sophisticated subjects, such as random walks, martingales, Markov chains, the measuretheoretic foundations of probability theory, weak convergence of probability measures, and the central limit theorem. Many examples are discussed in detail, and there are a large number of exercises. The book is accessible to advanced undergraduates and can be used as a text for independent study. ... This first volume contains updated references and substantial revisions of the first three chapters of the second edition. In particular, new material has been added on generating functions, the inclusionexclusion principle, theorems on monotonic classes (relying on a detailed treatment of "[pi][lambda]" systems), and the fundamental theorems of mathematical statistics"Back cover
Collected works by
Hidehiko Yamabe(
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11 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rational approximations and orthogonality by
E. M Nikishin(
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3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to the classical theory of Abelian functions by
A. I Markushevich(
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5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A.J. Lohwater's RussianEnglish dictionary of the mathematical sciences by
A. J Lohwater(
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5 editions published in 1990 in English and Russian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1990 in English and Russian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series and approximation(
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1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected papers by
George Pólya(
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33 editions published in 1974 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published in 1974 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A manual for translators of mathematical Russian by
Sydney H Gould(
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5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indeterminate forms revisited by
Ralph P Boas(
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4 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ralph P. Boas sketches some of the history of the famous theorem of l'Hopital of elementary calculus, gives some advantages of various proofs, and discusses the fact that the role of integration can be played by a general linear operator that is the inverse of a differential operator, such as a Laplace transform
4 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ralph P. Boas sketches some of the history of the famous theorem of l'Hopital of elementary calculus, gives some advantages of various proofs, and discusses the fact that the role of integration can be played by a general linear operator that is the inverse of a differential operator, such as a Laplace transform
The functional method and its applications by
E. V Voronovskaâ(
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3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orthogonal series by
B. S Kashin(
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2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Limits of indeterminacy in measure of trigonometric and orthogonal series by
D. E Menʹshov(
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2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distribution of zeros of entire functions by
B. I︠A︡ Levin(
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4 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected papers [of] George Pólya by
George Pólya(
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2 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Boas, Harold P. Other Editor Contributor
 Buck, R. Creighton (Robert Creighton) 1920
 Mugler, Dale H. Editor
 Alexanderson, Gerald L. Author Editor
 Shiri︠a︡ev, Alʹbert Nikolaevich Author
 Yamabe, Hidehiko 19231960 Author
 Nikishin, E. M. (Evgeniĭ Mikhaĭlovich) Author
 Sorokin, V. N. (Vladimir Nikolaevich)
 Markushevich, A. I. (Alekseĭ Ivanovich) 1908 Author
 Lohwater, A. J. Author
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Analytic functions Approximation theory Calculus Chebyshev approximation Distribution (Probability theory) EducationCurricula English languageTranslating into Russian Fourier series Functional analysis Functions Functions, Abelian Functions, Entire Functions of complex variables Functions of real variables Global analysis (Mathematics) Harvard University Laplace transformation Linear operators Mathematical analysis Mathematics MathematicsTranslating Measure theory Pólya, George, Polynomials Probabilities Russian language Russian languageTechnical Russian Russian languageTranslating Russian languageTranslating into English Series, Orthogonal Singularities (Mathematics) Topological groups Trigonometry Zero (The number)
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Boas, R. P.
Boas, R. P. 19121992
Boas, R. P. (Ralph Philip)
Boas, R. P. (Ralph Philip), 19121992
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Boas, Ralph P. 19121992
Boas, Ralph P. Jr
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