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Selected Works of Frederick J. Almgren, Jr.
 
Edited by: Jean E. Taylor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Selected Works of Frederick J. Almgren, Jr.
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-1067-5
Product Code:  CWORKS/13
List Price: $175.00
MAA Member Price: $157.50
AMS Member Price: $140.00
Selected Works of Frederick J. Almgren, Jr.
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Selected Works of Frederick J. Almgren, Jr.
Edited by: Jean E. Taylor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-1067-5
Product Code:  CWORKS/13
List Price: $175.00
MAA Member Price: $157.50
AMS Member Price: $140.00
  • Book Details
     
     
    Collected Works
    Volume: 131999; 586 pp
    MSC: Primary 49;

    This volume offers a unique collection of some of the work of Frederick J. Almgren, Jr., the man most noted for defining the shape of geometric variational problems and for his role in founding The Geometry Center. Included in the volume are the following: a summary by Sheldon Chang of the famous 1700 page paper on singular sets of area-minimizing \(m\)-dimensional surfaces in \(R^n\), a detailed summary by Brian White of Almgren's contributions to mathematics, his own announcements of several longer papers, important shorter papers, and memorable expository papers.

    Almgren's enthusiasm for the subject and his ability to locate mathematically beautiful problems that were “ready to be solved” attracted many students who further expanded the subject into new areas. Many of these former students are now known for the clarity of their expositions and for the beauty of the problems that they work on. As Almgren's former graduate student, wife, and colleague, Professor Taylor has compiled an important volume on an extraordinary mathematician. This collection presents a fine comprehensive view of the man's mathematical legacy.

    Readership

    Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in geometry, calculus of variations and optimal control and optimization.

  • Reviews
     
     
    • The reader is invited to recover throughout this book the beauty of the geometric variational problems treated by this great mathematician during his life, the deep ideas involved in the proofs, the great appeal and clarity of his expository papers ... this book should not be absent from the library of those who are really impassioned by geometric measure theory and the calculus of variations.

      Mathematical Reviews
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Volume: 131999; 586 pp
MSC: Primary 49;

This volume offers a unique collection of some of the work of Frederick J. Almgren, Jr., the man most noted for defining the shape of geometric variational problems and for his role in founding The Geometry Center. Included in the volume are the following: a summary by Sheldon Chang of the famous 1700 page paper on singular sets of area-minimizing \(m\)-dimensional surfaces in \(R^n\), a detailed summary by Brian White of Almgren's contributions to mathematics, his own announcements of several longer papers, important shorter papers, and memorable expository papers.

Almgren's enthusiasm for the subject and his ability to locate mathematically beautiful problems that were “ready to be solved” attracted many students who further expanded the subject into new areas. Many of these former students are now known for the clarity of their expositions and for the beauty of the problems that they work on. As Almgren's former graduate student, wife, and colleague, Professor Taylor has compiled an important volume on an extraordinary mathematician. This collection presents a fine comprehensive view of the man's mathematical legacy.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in geometry, calculus of variations and optimal control and optimization.

  • The reader is invited to recover throughout this book the beauty of the geometric variational problems treated by this great mathematician during his life, the deep ideas involved in the proofs, the great appeal and clarity of his expository papers ... this book should not be absent from the library of those who are really impassioned by geometric measure theory and the calculus of variations.

    Mathematical Reviews
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