TITLE

Herman Müintz: A Mathematician's Odyssey

AUTHOR(S)
Ortiz, Eduardo L.; Pinkus, Allan
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on mathematician Herman Müntz and his works. The article author describes his life as a mathematician's odyssey. In 1885, mathematician Karl Weierstrass proved that every continuous function on a compact interval can be uniformly approximated by algebraic polynomials. This is a theorem of major importance in mathematical analysis and a foundation for approximation theory. One of the first outstanding generalizations of the Weierstrass Theorem is due to Herman theorem. Herman was born on August 28, 1884. His education and works are mentioned in the article.
ACCESSION #
15690865

 

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