# David Widder

**D. V. WidderDavid Vernon WidderWidder, David**

David Vernon Widder (25 March 1898 – 8 July 1990) was an American mathematician.wikipedia

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### Duke Mathematical Journal

**Duke Math. J.DMJ**

He was a co-founder of the Duke Mathematical Journal and the author of the textbook Advanced Calculus.

The founding editors-in-chief were David Widder, Arthur Coble, and Joseph Miller Thomas.

### Dirichlet eta function

**Landau's problem on the Dirichlet eta functionalternating zeta functionDirichlet eta-function**

He wrote also The Laplace transform (in which he gave a first solution to [[Dirichlet eta function#Landau.27s problem with .CE.B6.28s.29 .3D .CE.B7.28s.29.2F0 and solutions|Landau's problem on the Dirichlet eta function]]), An introduction to transform theory, and The convolution transform (co-author with I. I. Hirschman).

A first solution for Landau's problem was published almost 40 years later by D. V. Widder in his book The Laplace Transform.

### Ralph P. Boas Jr.

**Ralph P. Boas, Jr.Ralph Philip Boas, Jr.Ralph Boas**

He earned his doctorate there in 1937, under the supervision of David Widder.

### Robert Creighton Buck

**R. Creighton BuckBuck, Robert CreightonR. C. Buck**

He studied at the University of Cincinnati and then earned his PhD in 1947 at Harvard University under David Widder and Ralph Boas with dissertation Uniqueness, Interpolation and Characterization Theorems for Functions of Exponential Type.

### Harry Pollard (mathematician)

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He received his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1942 under the supervision of David Widder.

### George David Birkhoff

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He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1924 under George Birkhoff and went on to join the faculty there.

### Solomon W. Golomb

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### Harry Pitt

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### United States

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David Vernon Widder (25 March 1898 – 8 July 1990) was an American mathematician.

### Mathematician

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David Vernon Widder (25 March 1898 – 8 July 1990) was an American mathematician.

### Doctor of Philosophy

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He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1924 under George Birkhoff and went on to join the faculty there.

### Harvard University

**HarvardHarvard CollegeUniversity of Harvard**

He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1924 under George Birkhoff and went on to join the faculty there.

### Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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### Donald J. Newman

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### Edith Widder

Widder was born in June 1951 in Arlington, Massachusetts to Dr. David Widder, a Harvard University mathematics professor, and Dr. Vera Widder, a mathematician turned stay at home mother.

### List of International Congresses of Mathematicians Plenary and Invited Speakers

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### Isidore Isaac Hirschman Jr.

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Hirschman earned his Ph.D. in 1947 from Harvard under David Widder.

### List of mathematicians (W)

**List of mathematicians**

### List of people by Erdős number

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### Deborah Tepper Haimo

**Haimo, Deborah Tepper**

Her dissertation, supervised by David Widder with additional unofficial mentorship from Isidore Isaac Hirschman Jr. of Washington University, was Integral Equations Associated With Hankel Convolutions.