A Guide to the E. W. Cheney Papers, 19332005





Creator: 
Cheney, E. W. (Elliott Ward),
1929 

Title: 
E. W. Cheney
Papers 

Dates: 
19332005 

Abstract: 
Elliott Ward Cheney was
a professor of mathematics at Iowa State University and the University of
California Los Angeles before joining the Department of Mathematics at The
University of Texas at Austin in 1964 where he taught until his retirement in
the Spring of 2005. Correspondence, course notes, and lecture files make up the
bulk of this collection. 

Accession No.: 
2006091, 2015028 

Extent: 
3 ft., 11 in. 

Laguage: 
Materials are
written in English. 

Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, The University of Texas at
Austin 
Elliott Ward Cheney was a professor of
mathematics at Iowa State University and the University of California Los
Angeles before joining the Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas
at Austin in 1964 where he taught until his retirement in the Spring of 2005.
He graduated from Lehigh University with a B.A. in 1951 and received his Ph.D.
from the University of Kansas in 1957 with the thesis “On Gauge Functions.”
Dr. Cheney worked primarily in approximation theory. He has authored or edited
numerous publications, including
Introduction to Approximation Theory,
Numerical Mathematics and Computing (with D.
R. Kincaid),
Approximation Theory in Tensor Product
Spaces (with W. A. Light),
Approximation Theory III, and
Approximation Theory IV.
Correspondence, course notes, and lecture
files make up the bulk of this collection.
Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.
Use Restrictions
These papers are stored remotely at CDL. Advance
notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.










Cheney, E. W. (Elliott Ward),
1929 


University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of
Mathematics 


Approximation theory 


Functional analysis 


Numerical analysis 
E. W. Cheney Papers, 19332005, Archives
of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas
at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers















Correspondence: 
box 
2006091/1 


Jilin University lectures [includes supplemental materials
19911984 and undated 



Assorted,
1978, 1990, 2005 















Works by Cheney: 
box 
2006091/1 


Approximation in Tensor Product
Space: 




TEX file for first book with Light,
undated 




Notes on book [includes correspondence and mathematical
notes],
19841986 and undated 



Rivlin [referee file, “Some Numerical Experiments in the
Theory of Polynomial Interpolation”],
1965 



Thesis notes [“On Gauge Functions”],
19501955 
box 
2015028/1 


Draft copies of articles, undated 



Reports for Space Technology Laboratories, 1960 















Lectures: 
box 
2006091/1 


Five lectures on the algorithmic aspects of approximation
theory,
1962 and undated 



Lectures at Jilin University,
July 1984 



Colloquium talks,
19601961 



Approximation theory lectures,
August 1963 



Approximation seminar,
19681970 and undated 



Approximation seminar [II],
1983 



Edmonton lectures,
1986 and undated 
box 
2006091/2 


Gregory lectures,
1989 and undated 



Lecture in Fargo [overhead projector transparencies],
May 11, 1990 















Consultantships: 
box 
2015028/1 


Boeing Scientific Research Laboratories, 1962 



Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1962 















Course notes: 
box 
2015028/1 


Approximation theory: 




Math 253 [lecture notes], 1963 
box 
2006091/2 



Math / CS 393D,
19921993 




New version,
19921994 




Approximation course additional material,
1974, 1999 




Math 393D,
1991 
box 
2015028/2 



Introduction to Approximation Theory [reviewer’s copy of
textbook], 1965 
box 
2006091/2 


Functional analysis: 




Fall 196768,
1967 
box 
2006091/3 



Spring 1968,
1968 




[Math 686a],
19671968 
box 
2015028/1 


Numerical analysis: 




Introduction to Constructive Methods of Mathematical
Analysis [proof copy of lecture notes], 1963 
box 
2006091/3 



Basic Numerical Analysis [preliminary version of
textbook for Math 348],
1975 
box 
2006091/4 



Introductory Numerical Analysis,
1968 




Numerical analysis [approximation],
1970 




Fall 1983,
1983 




Math / CS 368K,
1983 




Math / Comp Sci. 368K,
1986 
box 
2006091/5 


Numerical Solution of Differential Equations [Math 386K
1985 



Real analysis: 




Math 388L,
September 10, 1965 




Math 681C,
1972 



Kelley [Modern Algebra – Math 304, Topology and Functional
Analysis],
19521953 















University of Texas at Austin: 
box 
2006091/6 


Math Department history,
19651993 



Math Department troubles,
19651971 



Department of Mathematics personnel,
19651972, 19861996 and undated 



Library proposal [to establish departmental library],
19621970 and undated 



“Catalog of Mathematical Serials, University of Texas
Library,”
January 10, 1965 



Library matters,
19651978 and undated 















box 
2006091/6 

11th Annual Conference on Approximation Theory,
May 1823, 2004 















box 
2006091/6 

Schoenberg [includes correspondence, reprints, and
photocopied articles],
19331970, 1988 















box 
2006091/7 

Archives of American Mathematics [includes correspondence,
finding aids, and Cheney’s curriculum vitae],
1965, 19791993, 20042005 















Works by others: 
box 
2006091/7 


Historical only [reprints],
19331942, 19571965, 1977 and
undated 



P. R. Halmos, “Positive Approximants of Operators,”
undated 
box 
2015028/1 


Barry Boehm, “Existence, Characterization, and Convergence of
Best Rational Tchebycheff Approximations” [Project Rand], 1964 
box 
2006091/7 


Reprints: 




Barry Boehm,
19641965 




Steve Smale,
19791986 




A. Talbot,
19701979 




J. L. Walsh,
1952, 1964 




Assorted,
19411968 and undated 















box 
3W111 

Microfilm,
undated 















box 
3W111 

Three research reports from Stanford [microfiche],
undated 















Personal materials: 
box 
2015028/1 


Curriculum Vitae,
undated 
