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Problems and Theorems in Analysis II

Theory of Functions. Zeros. Polynomials. Determinants. Number Theory. Geometry

  • Very few mathematical books are worth translating 50 years after their original publication.

  • Polyá-Szegö is one!

  • It was published in German by Springer in 1924, its English edition was widely acclaimed when it appeared from 1972.

  • In the past more of the leading mathematicians proposed and solved problems than today.

  • Their collection of the best in analysis is a heritage of lasting value.

Textbook

Part of the Classics in Mathematics book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. George Pólya, Gabor Szegö
    Pages 3-35
  3. George Pólya, Gabor Szegö
    Pages 36-70
  4. George Pólya, Gabor Szegö
    Pages 71-91
  5. George Pólya, Gabor Szegö
    Pages 92-110
  6. George Pólya, Gabor Szegö
    Pages 111-156
  7. George Pólya, Gabor Szegö
    Pages 157-162
  8. George Pólya, Gabor Szegö
    Pages 392-394
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 163-391

About this book

Keywords

Fourier series calculus maximum minimum number theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

About the authors

Biography of George Pólya

Born in Budapest, December 13, 1887, George Pólya initially studied law, then languages and literature in Budapest. He came to mathematics in order to understand philosophy, but the subject of his doctorate in 1912 was in probability theory and he promptly abandoned philosophy.
After a year in Göttingen and a short stay in Paris, he received an appointment at the ETH in Zürich. His research was multi-faceted, ranging from series, probability, number theory and combinatorics to astronomy and voting systems. Some of his deepest work was on entire functions. He also worked in conformal mappings, potential theory, boundary value problems, and isoperimetric problems in mathematical physics, as well as heuristics late in his career. When Pólya left Europe in 1940, he first went to Brown University, then two years later to Stanford, where he remained until his death on September 7, 1985.


Biography of Gabor Szegö

Born in Kunhegyes, Hungary, January 20, 1895, Szegö studied in Budapest and Vienna, where he received his Ph. D. in 1918, after serving in the Austro-Hungarian army in the First World War. He became a privatdozent at the University of Berlin and in 1926 succeeded Knopp at the University of Kšnigsberg. It was during his time in Berlin that he and Pólya collaborated on their great joint work, the Problems and Theorems in Analysis. Szegö's own research concentrated on orthogonal polynomials and Toeplitz matrices. With the deteriorating situation in Germany at that time, he moved in 1934 to Washington University, St. Louis, where he remained until 1938, when he moved to Stanford. As department head at Stanford, he arranged for Pólya to join the Stanford faculty in 1942. Szegö remained at Stanford until his death on August 7, 1985.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Problems and Theorems in Analysis II
  • Book Subtitle Theory of Functions. Zeros. Polynomials. Determinants. Number Theory. Geometry
  • Authors George Polya
    Gabor Szegö
  • Series Title Classics in Mathematics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61905-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-06972-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-63686-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-61905-2
  • Series ISSN 1431-0821
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 392
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published as volume 216 in the series: Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften
  • Topics Analysis
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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Reviews

From the reviews: "... In the past, more of the leading mathematicians proposed and solved problems than today, and there were problem departments in many journals. Pólya and Szego must have combed all of the large problem literature from about 1850 to 1925 for their material, and their collection of the best in analysis is a heritage of lasting value. The work is unashamedly dated. With few exceptions, all of its material comes from before 1925. We can judge its vintage by a brief look at the author indices (combined). Let's start on the C's: Cantor, Carathéodory, Carleman, Carlson, Catalan, Cauchy, Cayley, Cesàro,... Or the L's: Lacour, Lagrange, Laguerre, Laisant, Lambert, Landau, Laplace, Lasker, Laurent, Lebesgue, Legendre,... Omission is also information: Carlitz, Erdös, Moser, etc."
-Bull.Americ.Math.Soc.