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Whitney Extension from 1934 to Present

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Kevin Luli, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Apr 16 2014, 12:10PM

Given a subset E of a Euclidean space, the Whitney extension theorem (1934) gives a necessary and sufficient condition for constructing a function such that the function has prescribed derivatives at the points of E. One of the main ideas in the construction is the Whitney decomposition. In this talk, we will review the decomposition and explain some of its modern ramifications.