Palle E T Jorgensen

"Palle Jorgensen"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (659 of 800)
Location: Iowa City, Iowa United States
Birthday: 8 Oct
In My Own Words:
I am a Professor of mathematics, teach at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA; and I have taught at Stanford University, and at the University of Pennsylvania. I am a research mathematician,-- funding from the Natl. Sci. Foundation,-- my research papers have appeared in international scientific journals,-- math, both pure and applied (operator algebras, and harmonic analysis), and mathematical … Read more

The subjects of my profession, fiction, history, biographies.


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Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentie&hellip by Tony Judt
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Judt's essays, 11 Dec 2011
Of Tony Judt's other books, `Postwar' is best known. Tony was an unparalleled master of modern history, and of the English language. That alone gives me much reading pleasure. Reappraisal, and Postwar are books I enjoyed reading the second time as well.
We recognize in them themes, delightful book reviews and stories; all against Tony's experiences growing up, and educated, in Europe: His early childhood in London, austerity, busses, school, trains, Eastern Europe, thinkers, Paris and Cambridge, but only Tony Judt infuse the stories with humanity and he keeps us in stitches.

For some years, I have enjoyed Tony Judt's essays and reviews in New York Review of Books; and… Read more
Elements of the Theory of Functions and Functional&hellip by A.N. Kolmogorov
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another Dover classic, 10 Dec 2011
This is another wonderful Dover classic; so a reprint of a first edition that later became a classic. Price, not much more than a cup of coffee. It stays fresh a lot longer though.
It is a serious mathematics book, and it has remained current now for two generations. The level is upper level undergraduate and beginning graduate.

But it is also a great book for someone who is looking for a quick overview of basic tools in function theory, and functional analysis.
Grant you that a lot has changed since the first printing in the 1940's.

Key topics in the book are as relevant now as then, e.g., (sample from the contents) Normed and Topological Linear Spaces; and… Read more
A Course in Derivative Securities: Introduction to&hellip by Kerry Back
I have been teaching from the book, and found a number of virtues. I used it in a beginning graduate course, but one which was very interdisciplinary. I aimed at covering all the relevant topics for the subject, not stressing one (too much!) over the others.
Now the book is aimed at MBA students, and I used it in a course with students from a handful of departments.

But for this purpose the level and the details in Kerry Back's book was on target.
It helps student who come with a minimal mathematical background to be able quickly to absorb some main principles.
And at the same time it helps math students to understand ideas from economics and from finance.
The… Read more