We discuss Lojasiewicz's beautiful proof of the division theorem for smooth functions. The standard proofs are based on the Weierstrass preparation theorem for analytic functions and use techniques from the theory of partial differential equations. Lojasiewicz's approach is more geometric and syn¬thetic. In the appendices appear new proofs of results which are required for the theorem.
Dissertation (MSc (Mathematics))--University of Pretoria, 2006.