# Books written by Peter D. Lax.

Peter Lax won the Abel Prize in 2005 for his groundbreaking contributions to the theory and application of partial differential equations and to the computation of their solutions.

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications

Presents linear algebra as the theory and practice of linear spaces and linear maps with a unique focus on the analytical aspects as well as the numerous applications of the subject.

## Functional Analysis

## Complex Proofs of Real Theorems

An extended meditation on Hadamard's famous dictum, "The shortest and best way between two truths of the real domain often passes through the imaginary one."

## Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations

The theory of hyperbolic equations is a large subject, and its applications are many: fluid dynamics and aerodynamics, the theory of elasticity, optics, electromagnetic waves, direct and inverse scattering, and the general theory of relativity.

## Scattering Theory, Revised Edition

This revised edition of a classic book, which established scattering theory as an important and fruitful area of research, reflects the wealth of new results discovered in the intervening years.

## Calculus With Applications

Shows that the themes of calculation, approximation, and modeling are central to mathematics and the main ideas of single variable calculus.

## Selected Papers: Volume I

Two volumes span the years from 1952 up until 1999, and cover many varying topics, from functional analysis, partial differential equations, and numerical methods to conservation laws, integrable systems and scattering theory. After each paper, or collection of papers, is a commentary placing the paper in context and where relevant discussing more recent developments.

## Selected Papers: Volume II

Two volumes span the years from 1952 up until 1999, and cover many varying topics, from functional analysis, partial differential equations, and numerical methods to conservation laws, integrable systems and scattering theory. After each paper, or collection of papers, is a commentary placing the paper in context and where relevant discussing more recent developments.