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Edwin Hewitt
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{{short description|American mathematician}}{{Use mdy dates|date=November 2011}}{{about||the South African rugby union player|Edwin Hewitt (rugby union)|the American architect|Edwin Hawley Hewitt}}(File:Edwin Hewitt.jpg|thumb|220px|Edwin Hewitt)Edwin Hewitt (January 20, 1920, Everett, Washington – June 21, 1999) was an American mathematician known for his work in abstract harmonic analysis and for his discovery, in collaboration with Leonard Jimmie Savage, of the Hewitt–Savage zero–one law.He received his Ph.D. in 1942 from Harvard University, and served on the faculty of mathematics at the University of Washington from 1954.Hewitt pioneered the construction of the hyperreals by means of an ultrapower construction (Hewitt, 1948).Hewitt wrote the 1975 English translation of A. A. Kirillov's 1972 Russian monograph Elements of the Theory of Representations (Элементы Теории Представлений), and co-authored "Abstract Harmonic Analysis" with Kenneth A. Ross (1st edn., 1st vol. in 1963; 1st edn., 2nd vol. in 1970), an extensive work in two volumes.

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Publications

  • JOURNAL, Hewitt, Edwin, 1948, Rings of real-valued continuous functions. I, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., 64, 45–99, 10.1090/s0002-9947-1948-0026239-9,
  • {{citation|mr=0156915|last1=Hewitt|first1= Edwin|last2=Ross|first2= Kenneth A.|title=Abstract harmonic analysis. Vol. I: Structure of topological groups. Integration theory, group representations.
    volume= 115 place= Berlin-Göttingen-Heidelberg|year= 1963}}
    • {{citation|MR=0188387|last=Hewitt|first= Edwin|last2= Stromberg|first2= Karl
    publisher= Springer-Verlagyear=1965}}
    • {{citation|MR=0262773 |last1=Hewitt|first1= Edwin|last2=Ross|first2= Kenneth A.|title=Abstract harmonic analysis. Vol. II: Structure and analysis for compact groups. Analysis on locally compact Abelian groups.
    volume= 152 place= New York-Berlin|year= 1970}}

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