Sobolev and Schwartz: Two fates and two fames


This is a brief overview of the lives and contributions of S. L. Sobolev and L. Schwartz, the cofounders of distribution theory.

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Original Russian Text © S.S Kutateladze, 2008, published in Sibirskii Zhurnal Industrial’noi Matematiki, 2008, Vol. XI, No. 3(35), pp. 5–14.

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Kutateladze, S.S. Sobolev and Schwartz: Two fates and two fames. J. Appl. Ind. Math. 2, 301 (2008).

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