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Introduction

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Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 284)

Abstract

This chapter gives a brief historical introduction to spectral theory, from Pythagoras to the early 20th century.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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