The Collected Papers of William Burnside

The Collected Papers of William Burnside

by William Burnside
     
 

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198505853
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Pages:
1624
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 3.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Walter Feit
Bibliography
William Burnside: summary and context, Peter M. Neumann
Notes on Burnside's life, Martin G. Everett, A. J. S. Mann, and Kathy Young
The Burnside Problem, M. Newman
Burnside's influence on the classification of finite simple groups, R. Solomon
Burnside's research on representation theory, Charles W. Curtis
William Burnside's applied mathematics, June Barrow-Green
Obituaries of William Burnside
The papers: 1883-1926

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