Talk:Sokhotski–Plemelj theorem

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Why is this the Sokh a tsky theorem when the bio of the mathematician is for Yulian Vasilievich Sokh o tski? Brews ohare (talk) 18:47, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Because his name is spelled both those ways, and many others besides. But when people refer to this theorem in english-language books and papers, this seems to be the most common spelling. (You can check by google or literature searching, maybe you'll find I'm wrong.) :-) --Steve (talk) 18:57, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Yea, I might have been wrong. At any rate, both spellings are now there, along with some extra references. Thanks for the idea. --Steve (talk) 20:50, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

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according to the book 'Blanchard, Bruening: Mathematical Methods in Physics (Birkhauser 2003)' at Example 3.3.1 4. this formula/theorem is also called 'Sokhotski-Plemelji formula'. Maybe one should mention this here.

Best Regards —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:41, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

OK all done. --Steve (talk) 23:31, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello! Actually it's spelled Plemelj as in this article: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:37, 1 September 2011 (UTC)


1. SokhAtsky is certainly a mistake. If this mistake is repeated in several sources, this is not a reason to repeat it in the title of the article.

2. Weierstrass has nothing to do with this theorem. I can explain the source of confusion: There is ANOTHER, DIFFERENT theorem which is called the Sokhotskii-Weierstrass teorem.

3. My proposal: to RENAME this article "Sokhotski--Plemelj theorem" (I can add references confirming that this is the correct usage in mathematical literature), and

4. To write another article on "Sokhotski--Weierstrass theorem" which is a common name for the different theorem, which can be found in most undergraduate Complex variables texts.

5. My credentials: My native language is Russian, and during the last 20 years I teach this subject (Complex variables) in English.

Pym1507 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pym1507 (talkcontribs) 23:17, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

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The result of the move request was: Move already made no decision required Mike Cline (talk) 12:20, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Sokhatsky–Weierstrass theoremSokhotski–Plemelj formula – See explanation above. Sasha (talk) 23:31, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Support for the reason stated. Sławomir Biały (talk) 00:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Support, there is only one or two sources for "Sokhotski-Weierstrass" (I don't count the arxiv article, and I fear that Zagoskin and Monarkha copied terminology from each other). It was mentioned above that Blanchard and Bruening is a reliable source for Sokhotski-Plemelj. So until now, I was neutral between Sokhotski-Plemelj and Sokhotski-Weierstrass. Now Pym1507 has given solid reasons to prefer the former. OK with me! --Steve (talk) 02:34, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Not yet Let's see the promised references first; it is not uncommon for notation to differ between Russian and Western languages. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 22:57, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
see e.g. MR2215991, page 56, or MR1785305, page 40. Sasha (talk) 00:13, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
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