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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence:

Works by Cheney:

Lectures:

Course notes:

University of Texas at Austin:

11th Annual Conference on Approximation Theory, May 18-23, 2004

Schoenberg [includes correspondence, reprints, and photocopied articles], 1933-1970, 1988

Archives of American Mathematics [includes correspondence, finding aids, and Cheney’s curriculum vitae], 1965, 1979-1993, 2004-2005

Works by others:

Microfilm, undated

Three research reports from Stanford [microfiche], undated

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the E. W. Cheney Papers, 1933-2005



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cheney, E. W. (Elliott Ward), 1929-
Title: E. W. Cheney Papers
Dates: 1933-2005
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.: 2006-091
Extent: 2 ft., 11 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, course notes, and lecture files make up the bulk of this collection.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.

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Restrictions

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely at CDL. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Cheney, E. W. (Elliott Ward), 1929-
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Mathematics
Approximation theory
Functional analysis
Numerical analysis

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. W. Cheney Papers, 1933-2005, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Correspondence:

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2006-091/1 Jilin University lectures [includes supplemental materials 1991-1984 and undated
Assorted, 1978, 1990, 2005

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Works by Cheney:

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2006-091/1 Approximation in Tensor Product Space:
TEX file for first book with Light, undated
Notes on book [includes correspondence and mathematical notes], 1984-1986 and undated
Rivlin [referee file, “Some Numerical Experiments in the Theory of Polynomial Interpolation”], 1965
Thesis notes [“On Gauge Functions”], 1950-1955

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Lectures:

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2006-091/1 Five lectures on the algorithmic aspects of approximation theory, 1962 and undated
Lectures at Jilin University, July 1984
Colloquium talks, 1960-1961
Approximation theory lectures, August 1963
Approximation seminar, 1968-1970 and undated
Approximation seminar [II], 1983
Edmonton lectures, 1986 and undated
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2006-091/2 Gregory lectures, 1989 and undated
Lecture in Fargo [overhead projector transparencies], May 11, 1990

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Course notes:

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2006-091/2 Approximation theory:
Math / CS 393D, 1992-1993
New version, 1992-1994
Approximation course additional material, 1974, 1999
Math 393D, 1991
Functional analysis:
Fall 1967-68, 1967
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2006-091/3 Spring 1968, 1968
[Math 686a], 1967-1968
Numerical analysis:
Basic Numerical Analysis [preliminary version of textbook for Math 348], 1975
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2006-091/4 Introductory Numerical Analysis, 1968
Numerical analysis [approximation], 1970
Fall 1983, 1983
Math / CS 368K, 1983
Math / Comp Sci. 368K, 1986
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2006-091/5 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], 1952-1953

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University of Texas at Austin:

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2006-091/6 Math Department history, 1965-1993
Math Department troubles, 1965-1971
Department of Mathematics personnel, 1965-1972, 1986-1996 and undated
Library proposal [to establish departmental library], 1962-1970 and undated
“Catalog of Mathematical Serials, University of Texas Library,” January 10, 1965
Library matters, 1965-1978 and undated

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2006-091/6 11th Annual Conference on Approximation Theory, May 18-23, 2004

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2006-091/6 Schoenberg [includes correspondence, reprints, and photocopied articles], 1933-1970, 1988

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2006-091/7 Archives of American Mathematics [includes correspondence, finding aids, and Cheney’s curriculum vitae], 1965, 1979-1993, 2004-2005

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Works by others:

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2006-091/7 Historical only [reprints], 1933-1942, 1957-1965, 1977 and undated
P. R. Halmos, “Positive Approximants of Operators,” undated
Reprints:
Barry Boehm, 1964-1965
Steve Smale, 1979-1986
A. Talbot, 1970-1979
J. L. Walsh, 1952, 1964
Assorted, 1941-1968 and undated

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3W111 Microfilm, undated

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3W111 Three research reports from Stanford [microfiche], undated

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