David Widder

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David Widder
Born (1898-03-25)25 March 1898
Harrisburg
Died 8 July 1990(1990-07-08) (aged 92)
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Harvard University
Alma mater Harvard University
Doctoral advisor George D. Birkhoff
Doctoral students R. Creighton Buck
Ralph P. Boas, Jr.
Solomon W. Golomb
Donald J. Newman
Roger Pinkham
Harry Pitt
Harry Pollard

David Vernon Widder (25 March 1898 – 8 July 1990) was an American mathematician. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1924 under George Birkhoff and went on to join the faculty there.

He was a co-founder of the Duke Mathematical Journal and the author of the textbook Advanced Calculus. He wrote also The Laplace transform (in which he gave a first solution to Landau's problem on the Dirichlet eta function), An introduction to transform theory, and The convolution transform (co-author with I. I. Hirschman).

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  • A Century of Mathematics in America by Peter L. Duren and Richard Askey, American Mathematical Society, 1988, ISBN 0-8218-0130-9.
  • A History of the Second Fifty Years, American Mathematical Society 1939-1988 By Everett Pitcher, American Mathematical Society, 1988, ISBN 0-8218-0125-2.

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