Walter Gautschi, Volume 1

Selected Works with Commentaries

  • Claude Brezinski
  • Ahmed Sameh

Part of the Contemporary Mathematicians book series (CM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Claude Brezinski, Ahmed Sameh
    Pages 1-2
  3. Walter Gautschi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Claude Brezinski, Ahmed Sameh
      Pages 5-7
    3. Walter Gautschi
      Pages 19-34
  4. Commentaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Nicholas J. Higham
      Pages 37-40
    3. Javier Segura
      Pages 41-48
    4. Miodrag M. Spalević
      Pages 49-56
  5. Reprints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Walter Gautschi
      Pages 59-246
    3. Walter Gautschi
      Pages 247-551
    4. Walter Gautschi
      Pages 553-694

About this book


Walter Gautschi has written extensively on topics ranging from special functions, quadrature and orthogonal polynomials to difference and differential equations, software implementations, and the history of mathematics. He is world renowned for his pioneering work in numerical analysis and constructive orthogonal polynomials, including a definitive textbook in the former, and a monograph in the latter area.


This three-volume set, Walter Gautschi: Selected Works with Commentaries, is a compilation of Gautschi’s most influential papers and includes commentaries by leading experts. The work begins with a detailed biographical section and ends with a section commemorating Walter’s prematurely deceased twin brother. This title will appeal to graduate students and researchers in numerical analysis, as well as to historians of science.


Selected Works with Commentaries, Vol. 1

Numerical Conditioning

Special Functions

Interpolation and Approximation


Selected Works with Commentaries, Vol. 2

Orthogonal Polynomials on the Real Line

Orthogonal Polynomials on the Semicircle

Chebyshev Quadrature

Kronrod and Other Quadratures

Gauss-type Quadrature


Selected Works with Commentaries, Vol. 3

Linear Difference Equations

Ordinary Differential Equations


History and Biography


Works of Werner Gautschi


Walter Gautschi interpolation and approximation mathematical history and biography ordinary differential equations orthogonal polynomials special functions

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude Brezinski
    • 1
  • Ahmed Sameh
    • 2
  1. 1.Villeneuve d’AscqFrance
  2. 2.Department of Computer SciencePurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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