History of Mathematics
Volume: 12; 1997; 191 pp; Softcover
MSC: Primary 01;
Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-0633-3
Product Code: HMATH/12
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A co-publication of the AMS and the London Mathematical Society
Walter Rudin's memoirs should prove to be a delightful
read specifically to mathematicians, but also to historians who
are interested in learning about his colorful history and
ancestry. Characterized by his personal style of elegance, clarity, and
brevity, Rudin presents in the first part of the book his early memories
about his family history, his boyhood in Vienna throughout the 1920s
and 1930s, and his experiences during World War II.
Part II offers samples of his work, in which he relates where problems came from, what their solutions led to, and who else was involved. As those who are familiar with Rudin's writing will recognize, he brings to this book the same care, depth, and originality that is the hallmark of his work.
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Historians and general mathematical audience.
It is a real pleasure to read this book and to admire the charming personal style we have come to know from Rudin's textbooks, monographs and articles. The book is strongly recommended not only to analysts, but also to all mathematicians as well as historians.
-- European Mathematical Society Newsletter
Of noteworthy significance.
-- Zentralblatt MATH
With this memoir, Rudin gives the entire mathematical community a chance to make his acquaintance both mathematically and personally, and a very worthwhile acquaintance it is. The biographical section … is fascinating … It's what the literary critics call “a good read” … this book is a delight to read and will also help to inspire and guide young analysts in the path of wisdom. You will not want to miss a single page of it … recommend it to everyone.
-- Mathematical Reviews
Enlightening … fascinating book!
-- Palle Jorgensen