There is no link on wikipedia to his work.

This is really a nice transform. There is coherent theory behind.

I am curious what motivated him to invent this transform.


According to MacTutor,

He studied the transform which now bears his name and established its reciprocal properties. He applied this technique systematically in a long series of papers to the study of the gamma function, hypergeometric functions,...

and it gives this "long list of papers". I can't say much more because most of these papers are in Swedish. His first paper on Gamma function was published in 1883.

  • $\begingroup$ I see even more papers in Finnish which would be even more difficult to read for most people familiar with "European" languages. According to Wikipedia, he was an outspoken fennoman. $\endgroup$ – Jeppe Stig Nielsen Apr 23 at 11:22

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