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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Contents
Restrictions
Index Terms
Administrative Information
Description of Series
Correspondence
Works by Cheney
Lectures
Consultantships
Course notes
University of Texas at Austin
11th Annual Conference on Approximation Theory, May 1823, 2004
Schoenberg [includes correspondence, reprints, and photocopied articles], 19331970, 1988
Archives of American Mathematics [includes correspondence, finding aids, and Cheney's curriculum vitae], 1965, 19791993, 20042005
Works by others
Microfilm, undated
Three research reports from Stanford [microfiche], undated
Personal materials

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. 

Identification: 
urn:taro:utexas.cah.00487 

Extent: 
3.92 linear feet 

Language: 
English
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Repository: 
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,
The University of Texas at Austin 
Elliott Ward Cheney (19292016) 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 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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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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Personal Names 


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

Corporate Names 


University of Texas at Austin. Department of Mathematics 

Subjects 


Approximation theory 


Functional analysis 


Numerical analysis 
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E. W. Cheney Papers, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Correspondence 
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Jilin University lectures [includes supplemental materials, 19841991, undated 



Assorted, 1978, 1990, 2005 
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Works by Cheney 
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Approximation in Tensor Product Space 




TEX file for first book with Light, undated 




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



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



Thesis notes ["On Gauge Functions"], 19501955 
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Draft copies of articles, undated 



Reports for Space Technology Laboratories, 1960 
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Lectures 
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Five lectures on the algorithmic aspects of approximation theory, 1962, undated 



Lectures at Jilin University, July 1984 



Colloquium talks, 19601961 



Approximation theory lectures, August 1963 



Approximation seminar, 19681970, undated 



Approximation seminar [II], 1983 



Edmonton lectures, 1986, undated 
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Gregory lectures, 1989, undated 



Lecture in Fargo [overhead projector transparencies], May 11, 1990 
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Consultantships 
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Boeing Scientific Research Laboratories, 1962 



Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1962 
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Course notes 
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Approximation theory 




Math 253 [lecture notes], 1963 
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Math / CS 393D, 19921993 




New version, 19921994 




Approximation course additional material, 1974, 1999 




Math 393D, 1991 
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Introduction to Approximation Theory [reviewer's copy of textbook], 1965 
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Functional analysis 




Fall 196768, 1967 
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Spring 1968, 1968 




[Math 686a], 19671968 
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Numerical analysis 




Introduction to Constructive Methods of Mathematical Analysis [proof copy of lecture notes], 1963 
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Basic Numerical Analysis [preliminary version of textbook for Math 348], 1975 
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Introductory Numerical Analysis, 1968 




Numerical analysis [approximation], 1970 




Fall 1983, 1983 




Math / CS 368K, 1983 




Math / Comp Sci. 368K, 1986 
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Numerical Solution of Differential Equations [Math 386K, 1985 



Real analysis 




Math 388L, September 10, 1965 




Math 681C, 1972 



Kelley [Modern Algebra â€“ Math 304, Topology and Functional Analysis], 19521953 
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University of Texas at Austin 
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Math Department history, 19651993 



Math Department troubles, 19651971 



Department of Mathematics personnel, 19651972, 19861996, undated 



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



"Catalog of Mathematical Serials, University of Texas Library,", January 10, 1965 



Library matters, 19651978, undated 
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11th Annual Conference on Approximation Theory, May 1823, 2004 
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Schoenberg [includes correspondence, reprints, and photocopied articles], 19331970, 1988 
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Archives of American Mathematics [includes correspondence, finding aids, and Cheney's curriculum vitae], 1965, 19791993, 20042005 
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Works by others 
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Historical only [reprints], 19331942, 19571965, 1977, undated 



P. R. Halmos, "Positive Approximants of Operators,", undated 
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Barry Boehm, "Existence, Characterization, and Convergence of Best Rational Tchebycheff Approximations" [Project Rand], 1964 
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Reprints 




Barry Boehm, 19641965 




Steve Smale, 19791986 




A. Talbot, 19701979 




J. L. Walsh, 1952, 1964 




Assorted, 19411968, undated 
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Microfilm, undated 
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Three research reports from Stanford [microfiche], undated 
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Personal materials 
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Curriculum Vitae, undated 
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