Richard Courant


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Courant, Richard

 

Born Jan. 8, 1888, in Lublinitz, Poland; died Jan. 27, 1972, in New York. Mathematician.

Courant studied at the universities of Breslau (Wroclaw) and Zürich. He was a professor at the University of Göttingen from 1920 to 1933. Beginning in 1934 he was a professor at New York University. His principal results pertain to the theory of conformai mappings and to boundary value problems for equations in mathematical physics. He was an outstanding teacher and the author of numerous monographs. Courant was a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1966).

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In Russian translation:
Kurs differentsial’nogo i integral’nogo ischisleniia, vol. 1, 4th ed. Moscow, 1967. Vol. 2, 2nd ed.: Moscow, 1970.
Chto takoe matematika, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1967. (With H. Robbins.)
Teoriia funkstii. Moscow, 1968. (With A. Hurwitz.)
Metody matematicheskoi fiziki, vol. 2: Uravneniia s chastnymi proizvodnymi. Moscow, 1964.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Esos libros eran y lo cito: "Differential and Integral Calculus del aleman radicado en Estados Unidos Richard Courant, en la edicion original de 1936, y una belleza como pocas en la historia de la ciencia, A Course of Pure Mathematics, del ingles Godfrey Harold Hardy, una obra maestra en su ultima edicion de 1952".
People from the world of mathematics such as David Hilbert, Richard Courant and Olinde Rodrigues show up as figures with whom the book's fictional characters have associated.