Generalized Functions (Vols. 1-6) – Gelfand, Shilov, Graev, Vilenkin, Pyatetskii-Shapiro

In this post we will see the six volume set of Generalized Functions by I. M. Gelfand, G. E. Shilov, M. I. Graev, N. Ya. Vilenkin, I. I. Pyatetskii-Shapiro. About the books The first systematic theory of generalized functions (also known as distributions) was created in the early 1950s, although some aspects were developed much […]

Generalized Functions (Vols. 1-6) – Gelfand, Shilov, Graev, Vilenkin, Pyatetskii-Shapiro

Israel Gelfand was one of the Soviet Union’s most brilliant mathmeticians, having come up with the Gelfand-Levitan method of solving inverse problems, among other things. I had a little too much fun in discussing a point he made in his lectures on linear algebra in my post Two Plus Two Equals Four Until you Redefine Addition.

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