Herman Müintz: A Mathematician's Odyssey

Ortiz, Eduardo L.; Pinkus, Allan
January 2005
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
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.


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