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Three Problems in Search of a Measure

by Jonathan L. King

Year of Award: 1995

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 101, 1994, pp. 609-628

Summary: Special cases of problems associated with Tarski, Gelfand, and Poncelet respectively.  The same kind of technique (the study of invariant measures) can be used to answer all three.

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About the Author: (from the Notices of the AMS, Nov. 1995) Jonathan L. King received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1984. He is now an associate professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 1992 he spent a productive six months at MSRI, where he finally completed the “Three Problems” article, which was first conceived in 1984.


Subject classification(s): Index | Analysis | Real Analysis | Measure Theory
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008