Title: An algebraic characterization of differentiation Speaker: Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
Time: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm Place: MONT 110Abstract: The derivative is defined using limits while the basic rules of differentiation (sum rule, product rule, chain rule) have an algebraic flavor. We will see how differentiation, and more generally differential operators, can be characterized purely algebraically by putting all the analytic conditions into the functions that we want to differentiate.