Edward J. McShane

Summary

Edward James McShane (May 10, 1904 – June 1, 1989) was an American mathematician noted for his advancements of the calculus of variations, integration theory, stochastic calculus, and exterior ballistics.[2][3][4][5] His name is associated with the McShane–Whitney extension theorem.[6] McShane was professor of mathematics at the University of Virginia,[2][4] president of the American Mathematical Society,[2][3][5] president of the Mathematical Association of America,[5] a member of the National Science Board[5] and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[2][3][5]

Edward J. McShane
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Born(1904-05-10)10 May 1904
Died1 June 1989(1989-06-01) (aged 85)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
AwardsChauvenet Prize (1953)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
Doctoral advisorsGilbert Ames Bliss
Lawrence Murray Graves

Life and careerEdit

McShane was born and raised in New Orleans. He received his bachelor of engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees from Tulane University in 1925, following with a M.S. degree from Tulane in 1927. McShane received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago.[2][3] He taught at the University of Virginia for 39 years until he retired in 1974. His doctoral students include Victor Klee, Billy James Pettis, and David Lowdenslager, who collaborated with Henry Helson. McShane died of congestive heart failure at the University of Virginia hospital.

Selected publicationsEdit

ArticlesEdit

  • McShane, E. J. (1931). "A remark concerning the necessary condition of Weierstrass". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 37 (8): 631–632. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1931-05233-2. MR 1562210.
  • McShane, E. J. (1933). "Parametrizations of saddle surfaces, with application to the problem of plateau". Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. 35 (3): 716–733. doi:10.1090/S0002-9947-1933-1501713-3. MR 1501713.
  • McShane, E. J. (1934). "On the minimizing property of the harmonic function". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 40 (8): 593–598. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1934-05923-8. MR 1562913.
  • McShane, E. J. (1934). "Extension of range of functions". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 40 (12): 837–842. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1934-05978-0. MR 1562984. (over 650 citations)
  • McShane, E. J. (1935). "Existence theorems for double integral problems of the calculus of variations". Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. 38 (3): 549–563. doi:10.1090/S0002-9947-1935-1501828-1. MR 1501828.
  • McShane, E. J. (1937). "Jensen's inequality". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 43 (8): 521–527. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1937-06588-8. MR 1563579.
  • McShane, E. J. (1939). "On the uniqueness of the solutions of differential equations". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 45 (10): 755–757. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1939-07076-6. MR 0000328.
  • McShane, E. J. (1940). "A remark concerning sufficiency theorems for the problem of Bolza". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 46: 698–701. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1940-07284-2.
  • McShane, E. J. (1942). "On Perron integration". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 48 (10): 718–726. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1942-07766-4. MR 0007040.
  • McShane, E. J. (1950). "Linear functionals on certain Banach spaces". Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 1 (3): 402–408. doi:10.1090/S0002-9939-1950-0036448-5. MR 0036448.
  • McShane, E. J. (1956). "On Stieltjes integration". Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 7: 69–74. doi:10.1090/S0002-9939-1956-0075280-9. MR 0075280.
  • McShane, E. J. (1962). "The Radius of Gyration of a Convex Body". Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 13 (6): 922–926. doi:10.2307/2034088. JSTOR 2034088.
  • McShane, E. J. (1963). "Integrals devised for special purposes". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 69 (5): 597–627. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1963-10964-7. MR 0162905.

BooksEdit

  • McShane, E. J. (1944). Integration. Princeton: Princeton University Press.[7] 2nd edition. 1947.
  • McShane, E. J. (1953). Order-preserving maps and integration processes. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • McShane, E. J.; Kelley, John L.; Reno, Franklin V. (1953). Exterior ballistics. The University of Denver Press.[8]
  • McShane, E. J.; Botts, Truman Arthur (1959). Real analysis. Princeton: Van Nostrand.[9] Dover reprint. 2013.
  • McShane, E. J. (1969). A Riemann-type integral that includes Lebesgue-Stieltjes, Bochner and stochastic integrals. Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, Number 88. Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society; 54 pages{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)[10]
  • McShane, E. J. (1974). Stochastic calculus and stochastic models. New York: Academic Press.[11]
  • McShane, E. J. (1983). Unified integration. Orlando: Academic Press.[12]

as translatorEdit

  • Courant, R. (1937), Differential and Integral Calculus, vol. I, translated by McShane, E. J. (2nd ed.), New York: Interscience, ISBN 978-4-87187-838-8
  • Courant, R. (1936), Differential and Integral Calculus, vol. II, translated by McShane, E. J., New York: Interscience, ISBN 978-4-87187-835-7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McShane, E. J. (1952). "Partial Orderings and Moore-Smith Limits". Amer. Math. Monthly. 59 (1): 1–11. doi:10.2307/2307181. JSTOR 2307181.
  2. ^ a b c d e National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs:Edward James McShane,By Leonard D. Berkovitz and Wendell H. Fleming
  3. ^ a b c d New York Times:Edward McShane, 85, Mathematician, Dies; June 06, 1989
  4. ^ a b New York Times:4 New Members Named To National Science Boards;July 17, 1962
  5. ^ a b c d e Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol 140, no. 4, Dec 1996, pp. 572–578
  6. ^ arXiv:1005.3727 Smoothness and smooth extensions; Generalization of MWK functions and gradually varied functions;Li Chen;Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Columbia University]
  7. ^ Agnew, R. P. (1945). "Review of Integration by E. J. McShane". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 51: 51–53. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1945-08285-8.
  8. ^ Howarth, L. (1954). "Review: Exterior ballistics by E. J. McShane, J. L. Kelley, and F. V. Reno" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 60 (3): 274–276. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1954-09802-6.
  9. ^ Olmsted, John M. H. (1961). "Review of Real analysis by E. J. McShane and T. A. Botts". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 67: 86–89. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1961-10506-5.
  10. ^ Henstock, R. (March 1971). "Book Review: A Riemann-type integral that includes Lebesgues-Stieltjes Bochner and stochastic integrals by E. J. Shane". Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society. 3 (1): 105. doi:10.1112/blms/3.1.105a.
  11. ^ Stroock, D. W. (1976). "joint review of The theory of stochastic processes, vol. I by I. I. Gihman and A. V. Skorohod; Stochastic calculus and stochastic models by E. J. McShane; Mesures cylindriques, espaces de Wiener, et fonctions aléatoires Gaussiennes by Albert Badrikian and Simone Chevet; Almost sure convergence by William F. Stout; Integration in Hilbert space by A. V. Skorohod". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 82: 227–232. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1976-13996-1. MR 1566848.
  12. ^ Saab, Elias (1985). "Review of Unified integration by E. J. McShane". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 13: 68–70. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-1985-15369-8.

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