Marshall Harvey Stone (April 8, 1903 - January 9, 1989) was an American mathematician who made several important contributions in various areas of mathematical analysis, including in particular functional analysis. He also contributed to the theory of Boolean algebras. Jump to: navigation, search April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Analysis is the generic name given to any branch of mathematics which depends upon the concepts of limits and convergence, and studies closely related topics such as continuity, integration, differentiability and transcendental functions. ... Functional analysis is that branch of mathematics and specifically of analysis which is concerned with the study of spaces of functions. ... For the use of binary numbers in computer systems, please see the article binary arithmetic. ...
Categories: Mathematician stubs | 1903 births | 1989 deaths | American mathematicians | 20th century mathematicians In mathematics and in theoretical physics, the Stone-von Neumann theorem is any one of a number of different formulations of the uniqueness of the canonical commutation relations between position and momentum operators. ... In mathematical analysis, the Weierstrass approximation theorem states that every continuous function defined on an interval [a,b] can be uniformly approximated as closely as desired by a polynomial function. ... In mathematics, Stones representation theorem for Boolean algebras, named in honor of Marshall H. Stone, is the duality between the category of Boolean algebras and the category of Stone spaces, i. ... The Ham sandwich theorem, also known as the Stone-Tukey theorem in topology in mathematics, states that given n objects in n-dimensional space, it is possible to divide each one in half with a single (n − 1)-dimensional hyperplane. ...
His father, Harlan Fiske Stone, was a distinguished lawyer who served as dean of Columbia Law school from 1910 to 1923 and was on the supreme court for 21 years, serving as chief justice for the last five of these from 1941 to 1946.
One particularly important result proved by Stone during this period was a substantial generalisation of Weierstrass's theorem on uniform approximation of continuous functions by polynomials.
MarshallStone was a man with a very broad outlook and a wide range of interests who seems to have thought rather deeply about a number of issues.
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