Journals Higher Education



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

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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