In 1993, Prof. L.N. Trefethen published a NA-net posting with a list of thirteen paper he used for teaching the seminar **Classic Papers in Numerical Analysis**.
In Trefethen's words, *... this course provided a satisfying vison of the broad scope of numerical analysis and the sense of excitement at what a diversity of beautiful and powerful ideas have been invented in this field.*

Prof. Trefethen's list (links):

- Cooley & Tukey (1965) the Fast Fourier Transform
- Courant, Friedrichs & Lewy (1928) finite difference methods for PDE
- Householder (1958) QR factorization of matrices
- Curtiss & Hirschfelder (1952) stiffness of ODEs; BD formulas
- de Boor (1972) calculations with B-splines
- Courant (1943) finite element methods for PDE
- Golub & Kahan (1965) the singular value decomposition
- Brandt (1977) multigrid algorithms
- Hestenes & Stiefel (1952) the conjugate gradient iteration
- Fletcher & Powell (1963) optimization via quasi-Newton updates
- Wanner, Hairer & Norsett (1978) order stars and applications to ODE
- Karmarkar (1984) interior pt. methods for linear prog.
- Greengard & Rokhlin (1987) multipole methods for particles

*Most readers of this note*, according Prof. Trefethen, *will have thought of other classic authors and papers that should have been on the list.*

The question is: In your opinion, what are other classic authors and papers that should be in a

must readlist of papers in numerical analysis?