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Later John had an opportunity to reflect on metropolitan system change after the 1960s in a chapter on “Futures of American Cities” in the book Our Changing Cities conceived and edited by geography colleague John Fraser Hart on the occasion of John’s retirement. ” He commented later that he could not escape from impressions developed over the previous three decades— the importance of evolving and pervasive technologies; unique local sites and histories; entrepreneurship; and increasing instability, complexity, and fragmentation, adding that an outpouring of atlases and interpretation would be more essential than ever as residents of cities sought to understand their options and effects of their actions.

Erickson, William J. Craig, Ronald F. Abler, William Casey, and others who went on to positions of leadership in local, state, and national public agencies and universities. ” Work with various planning organizations led to the opportunity for John to organize and lead the urban research component of the Ford Foundation-financed Upper Midwest Economic Study (1959-65). This major regional development study, a joint undertaking of the Upper Midwest Research and Development Council (a Ninth Federal Reserve District banking and business group) and the University of Minnesota, was inspired in part by the University’s Economics Department chair, Walter W.

On the other hand, Weierstrass restricted his infinite processes to differentiation and power series. His treatment was rigorous, but clumsy, and the whole theory took on a formidable aspect. , the algebraic functions and their integrals, and the functions defined by 34 BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS linear differential equations or their resolvents; notably, the P-function and the automorphic functions. In 1893-94 Bôcher gave for the first time in his career the introductory course on the theory of functions of a complex variable, and in the same year he repeated his course on functions defined by differential equations, laying stress on the complex theory.

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