The Way I Remember it (Google eBook)

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American Mathematical Soc., 1992 - Mathematics - 191 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - jcopenha - LibraryThing

A very easy read. Like most people that grew up in Europe during WWII he has an interesting account of his time during the war. His essays at the end were completely beyond me and just make we want to go back to studying mathematics. Read full review

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Contents

Part I
1
Prologue
3
Earliest Memories
11
The Family
13
Schools
17
Inventions
21
Vacations
25
A Bit of History
29
Duke University
101
MIT
109
Rochester
113
Epilogue
121
Map and Photographs
125
Part II
137
Interchanging Limit Processes
139
Function Algebras
143

Outlaws
33
Switzerland
39
Paris and Paramé
43
Internments
47
Escape
55
Vichy France
63
De Gaulles Army
69
Pioneer Corps
73
Navy
79
Avignon
87
Wars End
95
Misteaks
151
𝞫ℕ and CH and All That
157
Idempotent Measures
161
Riemann Sums
167
Power Series with Gaps
171
Trigonometric Series with Gaps
175
Function Theory in Polydiscs
179
Function Theory in Balls
183
Holomorphic Maps from ℂⁿ to ℂⁿ
189
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