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Keywords: theory of distributionsClose
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 259–299.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Michael J. Barany This paper accounts for the intercontinental elaboration of French mathematician Laurent Schwartz’s theory of distributions in the years immediately following World War II by tracing how mathematicians explained the theory to each other, advanced new interpretations, and...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (5): 669–709.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Schwartz’s theory of distributions in Latin America, which owed both to circumstantial coincidences and to a mixture of several of the theory’s superficial, technical, and conceptual features. My analysis stresses the complex, ambivalent, but nonetheless consequential personal and institutional negotiations...