By Leo Corry

ISBN-10: 0191007064

ISBN-13: 9780191007064

The area round us is saturated with numbers. they seem to be a basic pillar of our smooth society, and accredited and used with rarely a moment idea. yet how did this scenario become? during this publication, Leo Corry tells the tale in the back of the belief of quantity from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until eventually the flip of the 20 th century. He provides an outline of the way numbers have been dealt with and conceived in classical Greek arithmetic, within the arithmetic of Islam, in ecu arithmetic of the center a while and the Renaissance, through the clinical revolution, throughout to the math of the 18th to the early twentieth century. concentrating on either foundational debates and sensible use numbers, and displaying how the tale of numbers is in detail associated with that of the belief of equation, this ebook presents a important perception to numbers for undergraduate scholars, academics, engineers, expert mathematicians, and an individual with an curiosity within the background of arithmetic.

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Xv Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxv Mathematical Family Tree of Lawrence W. Baggett . . . . . . xxvii . Publications of Lawrence W. Baggett . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxix Co-workers of Lawrence W. Baggett . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxiii . Titles of All Talks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxv . I Classical and Abstract Harmonic Analysis 1 Some Riemann Sums Are Better Than Others Victor W.

3 2 Gelfand Pairs Associated with Finite Heisenberg Groups Chal Benson and Gail Ratcliﬀ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3 Groups with Atomic Regular Representation Keith F. Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 4 Wavelet Transforms and Admissible Group Representations Eric Weber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 II Frames and Multiresolution Structures 5 The Density Theorem and the Homogeneous Approximation Property for Gabor Frames Christopher Heil .

Let N be a subgroup of Vs(q> F). Then (N> K) is a Gelfand pair if and only if (C[W]N > _ ) is commutative for all 5 F× . Proof. First note that (C[W]N > _0 ) is, in any case, commutative since _0 is the standard (untwisted) convolution on C[W]. 6 and the the obvious identity (n · i )d = n · id > (n 5 Vs(q> F)> i 5 C[K]> d 5 F). t u 20 Chal Benson and Gail Ratclig Two immediate but useful properties of Gelfand pairs are noted in the following lemma. 11. Let N1 and N2 be a pair of subgroups of Vs(q> F) and suppose that (N1 > K) a Gelfand pair.

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