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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 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

Personal materials

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

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.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00487
Extent: 3.92 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Elliott Ward Cheney (1929-2016) 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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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

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

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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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Number(s)

2006-091; 2015-028

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence

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2006-091/1 Jilin University lectures [includes supplemental materials, 1984-1991, 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, 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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2015-028/1 Draft copies of articles, undated
Reports for Space Technology Laboratories, 1960

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Lectures

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

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Consultantships

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2015-028/1 Boeing Scientific Research Laboratories, 1962
Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1962

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Course notes

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2015-028/1 Approximation theory
Math 253 [lecture notes], 1963
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2006-091/2 Math / CS 393D, 1992-1993
New version, 1992-1994
Approximation course additional material, 1974, 1999
Math 393D, 1991
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2015-028/2 Introduction to Approximation Theory [reviewer's copy of textbook], 1965
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2006-091/2 Functional analysis
Fall 1967-68, 1967
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2006-091/3 Spring 1968, 1968
[Math 686a], 1967-1968
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2015-028/1 Numerical analysis
Introduction to Constructive Methods of Mathematical Analysis [proof copy of lecture notes], 1963
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2006-091/3 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, undated
Library proposal [to establish departmental library], 1962-1970, undated
"Catalog of Mathematical Serials, University of Texas Library,", January 10, 1965
Library matters, 1965-1978, 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, undated
P. R. Halmos, "Positive Approximants of Operators,", undated
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2015-028/1 Barry Boehm, "Existence, Characterization, and Convergence of Best Rational Tchebycheff Approximations" [Project Rand], 1964
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2006-091/7 Reprints
Barry Boehm, 1964-1965
Steve Smale, 1979-1986
A. Talbot, 1970-1979
J. L. Walsh, 1952, 1964
Assorted, 1941-1968, undated

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3S32a [SRH1230027714] Microfilm, undated

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3S32a [SRH1230027714] Three research reports from Stanford [microfiche], undated

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Personal materials

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2015-028/1 Curriculum Vitae, undated

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