Background
Sneddon, Ian Naismith was born on December 8, 1919 in Glasgow, Scotland. Son of Naismith and Mary Ann (Cameron) Sneddon.
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Richard A. Silverman's series of translations of outstanding Russian texts and monographs is well known to those in the fields of mathematics, physics, and engineering. This volume is another excellent text from this series, a valuable addition to the English-language literature on Fourier series. This edition is organized into nine well-defined chapters: Trigonometric Fourier Series, Orthogonal Systems, Convergence of Trigonometric Fourier Series, Trigonometric Series with Decreasing Coefficients, Operations on Fourier Series, Summation of Trigonometric Fourier Series, Double Fourier Series and the Fourier Integral, Bessel Functions and Fourier-Bessel Series, and the Eigenfunction Method and its Applications to Mathematical Physics. Every chapter moves clearly from topic to topic and theorem to theorem, with many theorem proofs given. A total of 107 problems will be found at the ends of the chapters, including many specially added to this English-language edition, and answers are given at the end of the text. Richard Silverman's excellent translation makes this book readily accessible to mathematicians and math students as well as workers and students in the fields of physics and engineering. He has also added a bibliography containing suggestions for collateral and supplementary reading.
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mathematician university professor
Sneddon, Ian Naismith was born on December 8, 1919 in Glasgow, Scotland. Son of Naismith and Mary Ann (Cameron) Sneddon.
Bachelor of Science, University Glasgow, 1940. Doctor of Science, University Glasgow, 1947. Bachelor, University Cambridge, England, 1942.
Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1945. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Warsaw, Poland, 1975. Doctor of Science (honorary), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1982.
Doctor of Science (honorary), University Hull, England, 1983. Doctor of Science (honorary), Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, 1994.
Sneddon"s research was published widely including:
with Nevill Mott: Wave mechanics and its applications, 1948
Fourier transforms, 1951
Special functions of mathematical physics and chemistry, 1956
Elements of partial differential equations, 1957
with James George Defares: An introduction to the mathematics of medicine and biology, 1960
Mixed boundary problems in potential theory, 1966
Lectures on transform methods, 1967
with Morton Lowengrub: Crack problems in the classical theory of elasticity, 1969
The use of integral transforms, 1972
The linear theory of thermoelasticity, 1974
Encyclopaedic dictionary of mathematics for engineers and applied scientists, 1976
The use of operators of fractional integration in applied mathematics, 1979
with East. L. Ince: The solution of ordinary differential equations, 1987
Sneddon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (Federal Reserve System) in 1983.
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Fellow Royal Society Edinburgh (vice president 1966-1969, 79-82, Makdougall-Brisbane prize 1959), Royal Society London, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Society Engineering Science (Eringen medal 1979). Member Polish Academy of Sciences (foreign member), Academy of Sciences Turin, Italy (foreign member).
Married Mary Campbell MacGregor, September 2, 1943. Children: Alexander Naismith, Paul Richard, Judith Mary.