Walter Rudin
American mathematician
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1921

2010
country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at:
Duke University
occupation:
mathematician, university teacher
award received:
doctor honoris causa
Walter Rudin (May 2, 1921 – May 20, 2010) was an AustrianAmerican mathematician and professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.In addition to his contributions to complex and harmonic analysis, Rudin is known for his mathematical analysis textbooks: Principles of Mathematical Analysis, Real and Complex Analysis, and Functional Analysis (informally referred to by students as "Baby Rudin", "Papa Rudin", and "Grandpa Rudin", respectively). Rudin wrote Principles of Mathematical Analysis only two years after obtaining his Ph.D. from Duke University while he was C. L. E. Moore Instructor at MIT. Principles, acclaimed for its elegance and clarity, has since become a standard textbook for introductory real analysis courses in the United States. Rudin's analysis textbooks have also been influential in mathematical education worldwide, having been translated into 13 languages, including Russian, Chinese, and Spanish. Furthermore, two complete sets of solutions to exercises in Principles of Mathematical Analysis have been published.
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3Principles of Mathematical Analysis
classic textbook written by Walter Rudin
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Walter Rudin