Year of Award: 1966
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 72, 1965, Part II, pp. 78-84
Summary: The author discusses in a general way and by specific example the approximation of linear partial differential equations by difference quotients.
About the Author: Peter D. Lax was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1926 and received his PhD from New York University in 1949. He is currently professor emeritus there. In 2005, he received the Abel Prize for contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations.