**Translations of Mathematical Monographs** 1977; 417 pp; softcover Volume: 50 Reprint/Revision History: third printing 2001 ISBN-10: 0-8218-4500-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4500-4 List Price: US$129 Member Price: US$103.20 Order Code: MMONO/50
| In this book, an extensive circle of questions originating in the classical work of P. L. Chebyshev and A. A. Markov is considered from the more modern point of view. It is shown how results and methods of the generalized moment problem are interlaced with various questions of the geometry of convex bodies, algebra, and function theory. From this standpoint, the structure of convex and conical hulls of curves is studied in detail and isoperimetric inequalities for convex hulls are established; a theory of orthogonal and quasiorthogonal polynomials is constructed; problems on limiting values of integrals and on least deviating functions (in various metrics) are generalized and solved; problems in approximation theory and interpolation and extrapolation in various function classes (analytic, absolutely monotone, almost periodic, etc.) are solved, as well as certain problems in optimal control of linear objects. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in analysis. |