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Published: 18 November 2004

1624 Pages | 14 halftones

ISBN: 9780198505853

Bookseller Code (06)


The Collected Papers of William Burnside

2-Volume Set

Edited by Peter M. Neumann, A. J. S. Mann, and Julia C. Tompson

A Clarendon Press Publication

William Burnside was one of the three most important algebraists who were involved in the transformation of group theory from its nineteenth-century origins to a deep twentieth-century subject. Building on work of earlier mathematicians, they were able to develop sophisticated tools for solving difficult problems. All of Burnside's papers are reproduced here, organized chronologically and with a detailed bibliography. Walter Feit has contributed a foreword, and a collection of introductory essays are included to provide a commentary on Burnside's work and set it in perspective along with a modern biography that draws on archive material.

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